Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rocky Road Cupcakes

HEY!  Guess what?

I'm still here!

Shocking, I know.  Sorry for the silence.  It's been a crazy busy month.  I have made approximately 40 dozen cupcakes this month.  Plus both of my boys had soccer practice and games and by the time the dust settled, I was EXHAUSTED!

But, I'm back.  And I have some fabulous cupcakes to share with you today.  I promise to not ALWAYS post cupcakes but...it's kind of my thang.

I was asked a few weeks ago to make rocky road cupcakes for the husband of a wonderful teacher at my younger son's preschool.  I did but then she went on vacation for a week so I just today got feedback from her.  Her husband LOVED them!  So, know I feel good about sharing them with you all.

See that oozing marshmallow?  YUM!

You can follow along below or download the recipe from scribd here.

Rocky Road Cupcakes

Pre-heat oven to 350°
1 box chocolate cake mix (I prefer Pillsbury)
3 eggs
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup water
3 tbs dutch-process cocoa powder
marshmallow fluff
sliced almonds
mini marshmallows

On low for one minute, beat cake mix, eggs, butter, water and cocoa powder. Increase speed to med-high and beat for one more minute or until batter is smooth. Do not overmix. Scoop into lined cupcake pan filling cups 2/3 full. Bake for 22-24 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before moving to cooking rack.

Using a cupcake corer or small paring knife, cut a hole in the center of the cupcakes. Fill with marshmallow fluff and top with almonds.

Top cupcakes with chocolate buttercream, mini marshmallows, and more sliced almonds.

Chocolate Buttercream


Beat butter in a large bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa. Beat until mixed, adding cream in small amounts until buttercream is the right texture. I really go by feel on this.

These are very full cupcakes.  You might need a fork and a plate.  Or, you could just scarf it down as fast as possible and lick your fingers when you're done.  That's what I'd do.  Save yourself the trouble of washing an extra dish.

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