Rocky Road Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream

If you are a blogger who bakes, you will understand it when I say that when a birthday pops up, I just HAVE to bake something!!  (And stage and snap a few pictures on my front porch where the best light was before heading out to the party, ha ha!) So, when my friend Amy’s birthday rolled around, her son happened to be over at our house.  So, I was brainstorming creative cupcake ideas and asked him what her favorite candy bar was.  The answer?  Rocky road!  And Amy’s birthday cupcakes were born!

Decadent chocolate cupcakes + sweet marshmallow buttercream frosting + mini chocolate chips and walnuts
rocky road cupcakes!!
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Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe (think dark and rich like devils food) to bake your cupcakes.  I had to whip these up in a hurry, so mine were from a cake mix. I’m cool with it ;)

Next, make this unbelievably lovely marshmallow frosting … the recipe is from Lil’ Luna and you just have to pop over to see her beautiful cupcakes!  This frosting pipes beautifully and surprisingly, isn’t too sweet!  I’m going to use it when I make my next batch of fluffernutter sandwich cookies!

marshmallow buttercream frosting
Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
One 7 oz. jar of marshmallow fluff
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar.  Stir in fluff and vanilla by hand until smooth and creamy.  Place in piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.

Finally, top your rocky road cupcakes off with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

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These cupcakes are delicious proof that rocky road isn’t just for ice cream anymore!!

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You can never have too many cupcakes … here are a few more cupcake recipes that you’ll love!
This project or recipe was shared at all the blogs on my Link page!  Go take a peek … they rock!


  1. Looks amazing! Pinned and Stumbled…wow!

  2. seriously…I’m trying to lose weight. Gah!

  3. Beautiful cupcakes! Now I am craving rocky road at 9:15 am! Thanks, Kate

  4. Oooo, yum!! I was all sad when I first started reading this post because marshmallows aren’t usually vegetarian but then I saw that you used fluff. Super excited to try the recipe!

  5. Wow…just wow! I’ll take 4!

  6. It’s a good thing we don’t live close together, id be at your house all the time and weigh 300 lbs!

  7. I can feel the button popping off my jeans…these look delicious!

  8. So gorgeous! I love rocky road. And I know what you mean! I’m always trying to come up with new birthday ideas for everyone. :)

  9. Yum! Sounds like a great combo to me. :)

  10. The marshmallow fluff frosting sounds like perfection to me, and your photography is incredible! Thanks!
    ~Joy from Yesterfood

  11. Oh my goodness- this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!


  12. I want one of these bad boys right now! Holy cow! I love the pictures! You did an amazing job on them! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather @ The Unsophisticated Kitchen

  13. Oh yum! I love rocky road anything, and these look spectacular! I’ll be pinning and sharing! Now following, too!


  14. These look amazing! I have marshmallow fluff just sitting in my pantry just dying to be made into this buttercream! ;)

    Found you through Whimsy Wednesdays!

  15. These look soo good! I really love the cupcake liners you used!

  16. Hi,
    We just found your blog. You have a great blog with yummy recipes. These cupcakes look delish and the frosting. . .YUM!!

    We are hosting our 2nd link party tomorrow and would like to invite you to link up with us.

    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye

  17. These look so yummy!!!


  18. These look amazing! My husband’s birthday is tomorrow… I think this will be his cake! Thank you!

  19. These look so good!

  20. MMMMmm! That is all I can say about that!! :) Julia @

  21. This caught my attention right now, wowza! I saw you linked up at The 36th Ave. Also, I am your newest likes on facebook, following via my blog’s page and my personal page and I would be giddy if you’d like me back Keri!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  22. These look incredible!! Pinning … thanks for sharing! ;)

  23. Um, are you kidding me? DELCIOUSNESS! And you just came up with this? I have to follow meticulous directions to achieve this kind of perfection. :) Great job!

  24. Seriously- YUM! Marshmallow anything is a must for me.

  25. You are so talented! These look divine. I love your blog!
    Kelly from Smart School House

  26. Those look delish and what amazing pix!!!

  27. I want that frosting! What I would do for a cupcake right now…


  28. YUM, I need these in my life! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  29. Thanks so much for linking up to my Super Saturday Show & Tell today! What a great project :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  30. These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing them at Silver Pennies Sundays!

  31. Oh my! These cupcakes look amazing! I found your blog through project inspire. You have a beautiful blog and I am your newest follower! Please visit my blog and take a look around. If you see something you like, I would love for you to follow me back!

  32. They look delicious, thanks for sharing!

  33. Can’t wait to try that buttercream recipe! Looks super tasty.


  34. These looks so good! What kind of icing tip do you use to get that shape piped icing? The marshmallow buttercream sound divine!

  35. I completely understand your “need” to bake and create for every birthday! That marshmallow frosting is so great looking!! I love that you made an ice cream flavor into a fun cupcake!!!

  36. Wow, these look amazing! I’ve never heard of a marshmallow buttercream, but I’m going to have to try it! I’ll be sharing these at Creations by Kara tomorrow. Thanks for linking up! :)

  37. Those cupcakes look so yummy. Would the frosting make it from the bowl to the cupcake with kids around? lol Thanks for linking up @
    I am pinning this to make soon!

  38. featured you tonight Keri at Monday funday!

  39. These look so pretty and I featured them today at simply creations link party! Thanks for sharing.

  40. Yum! These look delish and pretty too! Happy weekend! :)

  41. Candace says:

    THe cupcakes turned out delicious. One thing I did notice is that the recipe on your site says 1-17oz. of marshmallow fluff. It should be 1 7 oz. jar.

    • Thanks for the catch! I updated the ingredient list :) I’m so glad you liked these cupcakes – that butter cream is one of my favorites!


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