rocky road cupcakes

June 25, 2012 § 11 Comments

these are so good. so good that my 2 year-old niece had a meltdown the other day when she wanted another one. these cupcakes were the star of the father’s day feast, aside from the beer can chicken that we also had, but that’s another recipe for another time. in the meantime, make these!

ingredients: {makes 12}
• 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup self-rising flour
• 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3 T full fat milk
• 2 oz. white chocolate chips
• 1 cup mini marshmallows
• 2 T slivered almonds

to decorate:
• 3.5 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 3 T slivered almonds
• 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

to do:
preheat oven to 350 degrees F. beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. sift the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture and fold in. stir in the milk, followed by the chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts.

spoon the mixture into a 12-cup cupcake pan, lined with paper liners and bake for about 18 minutes until risen and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. transfer to a wirerack to cool.

to decorate, put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. heat the cream in a saucepan until almost at a boil, then pour over the chocolate and leave to melt for about 5 minutes. stir until smooth and creamy, then leave to cool for about 30 minutes until thick and glossy.

spread the chocolate mixture over the cakes and stick the nuts, chocolate chips and marshmallows into the frosting. enjoy!

* recipe from say it with a cupcake by susannah blake

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