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Rocky Road Cupcakes

Classic combination of chocolate, berries and marshmallow with a chocolate sauce centre.

food

Rocky Road Cupcakes

Classic combination of chocolate, berries and marshmallow with a chocolate sauce centre.

Ingredients

  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 175 grams plain flour
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 175 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 175 milliliters milk
  • 1 cup of dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup crushed freeze dried raspberries OR chopped up raspberry candy
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 batch of fluffy buttercream frosting
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam

Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan forced oven
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cocoa powder, plain flour, salt, bicarb soda and sugar. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together). Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  3. Next, add milk and eggs in a jug and whisk well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl, add your choc chips and mix for another 20 seconds.
  5. Fill each paper 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  6. While your cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare your buttercream frosting by adding the raspberry jam and pink food dye. Mix them in well.
  7. To frost your cupcakes fit the end of your piping bag with a round tip. Frost in a donut swirl as demonstrated in the video. Drizzle with chocolate sauce allowing it to drizzle over the sides. Top with marshmallows, crushed peanuts and freeze dried raspberries and finish off with a drizzle of chocolate.