Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Rocky Road Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Cupcake Palooza 2016 Day 3

Mr Jiggle's favorite ice cream is Rocky Road; he could eat it every day. This is a tribute to that beloved food group.

Rocky Road Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
24 cupcakes

Cupcakes
1 Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
1 cup sour )cream
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 c. flour

1/4 tsp baking soda
1 c. chopped almonds
1 jar marshmallow fluff
  1. Mix cake mix, milk, oil, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking soda until combined. 
  2. Mix on med-high in mixer for 2 minutes
  3. Fold in chopped nuts
  4. Fill cupcake liners with 1/4 c. batter
  5. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack
  7. When cupcakes are cool core and set aside cores
  8. Fill cupcakes with a couple teaspoons of marshmallow fluff
  9. Replace cake cores in cupcakes. Squish them down if you need to.

Chocolate Buttercream
1 cup room temp butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 baking cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 lbs (ish) powdered sugar
A few tablespoons milk
  1. Cream butter and vanilla together
  2. Add cocoa and salt until butter is smooth and chocolaty
  3. Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar until frosting is the consistency and sweetness you desire. 
  4. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes
  5. Decorate with miniature marshmallows and additional chopped almonds

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