Rocky Road Cupcakes

rocky road cupcake recipe

Being pregnant I find myself having sweet cravings a lot of the time. I also find I’m pretty indecisive in choosing what I actually want as a treat. When I couldn’t decide between a rocky road or a cupcake the other day, I thought why choose when you can have both! These chocolate chip cupcakes are topped with vanilla buttercream and a deconstructed rocky road on top. They really do satisfy any sweet craving you have, pregnant or not!

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 175g caster sugar 
  • 175g self-raising flour 
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g milk chocolate chips

For the topping:

Vanilla buttercream:

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 8 drops vanilla extract

Rocky road topping:

  • 75g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 50g glace cherries, chopped
  • 50g walnuts, chopped
  • 75g milk chocolate chips
  • 25g marshmallows, chopped
  • 50g melted chocolate to drizzle

rocky road cupcakes recipe

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line your cupcake tray.

rocky road cupcakes recipe

2. Mix the butter, eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder in a mixer until smooth and fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon into the cupcake cases (3/4s full) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling tray.

rocky road cupcakes recipe

3. To make the buttercream, beat the butter in a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the sifted icing sugar, vanilla extract and milk and mix until completely combined. Spoon the buttercream on top of the cakes and smooth using a knife.

rocky road cupcakes recipe

4. Prepare the rocky road topping by chopping the cherries, marshmallows and nuts. Crush the digestive biscuits in a sandwich bag, using a rolling-pin. Place all the ingredients into a bowl and stir until mixed up. Melt the chocolate.

rocky road cupcakes recipe

5. Add the rocky road topping on top of the buttercream and drizzle melted chocolate on top. Get stuck in!

rocky road cupcakes recipe rocky road cupcakes recipe

rocky road cupcakes recipe

~ Laura xx ~

10 thoughts on “Rocky Road Cupcakes

  1. Utterly divine! I love that the topping is just on the top of the cake and not all the way through – I think I would be more likely to eat it then. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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