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!
= rocky road cupcakes!!
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 cup (2 sticks) 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 cupcakes off with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
These cupcakes are delicious proof that rocky road isn’t just for ice cream anymore!!