Monday, July 27, 2009

Baking Mondays - M is for Marshmallow Rocky Road Cupcakes

Cherry ripe cupcakes (coconut, cherry and chocolate) with rocky road topping.

So what do you bake when marshmallows are on the agenda? Why, rocky road cupcakes of course! How can you go wrong with marshmallows, cherries, peanuts, coconut and chocolate? It is simply a combination made in heaven. So without further ado I present the recipes that you need to follow to recreate this cupcake awesomeness...

Cherry Ripe Cupcakes from The Australian Women's Weekly - Cupcakes
Makes 12

125g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp coconut essence
2 eggs
80ml milk
40g desiccated coconut
70g red glace cherries, chopped coarsely
50g dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
150g self-raising flour
35g plain flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a 12-hole muffin tray with cupcake cases.
  2. Beat butter, essence, sugar and eggs in small bowl with electric mixer until combined.
  3. Stir in milk, coconut, cherries and chocolate, then sifted flours. Divide mixture among cases; smooth surface.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.

Rocky Road Topping from The Australian Women's Weekly - Cupcakes
Makes enough for 12 cupcakes

70g unsalted roasted peanuts
200g red glace cherries, halved
100g marshmallows, chopped coarsely
25g flaked coconut (I used desiccated)
200g milk chocolate, melted
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Putting the Cupcakes Together

70g milk chocolate, melted

Working quickly smear some melted chocolate on the top of each cupcake and then place a chunk of rocky road on top (using the melted chocolate as glue). If desired top with more melted chocolate.

The ratings?

Me - 8/10, the rocky road is awesomely yummy and great for something different. The cake has a great flavour, but was a little dry.
Mat - 8.5/10, good flavour combo :)


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! They sound and look amazing : ) I'm really hungry now.

Amanda said...

What a statuesque cupcake!

Kit said...

I have one word for these cupcakes - YUM!!

apparentlyjessy said...

Woah! Decadent! Delicious! Drooool!

Elissa said...

That cupcake looks so yummy! I could almost reach out and taste it. I think I will have to give these a try, they have the potential to really impress.

alissa said...

Ok those look like the messiest things to eat - in a good way! you'd end up with gooey chocolate all over yum yum yum

drollgirl said...

that cupcake is looking insane! like chocolate lava bubbling forth from a marshmallow volcano!

Red Boots said...

It looks amazing - but even just looking at it I can feel myself just putting on weight!! x

Rhianne said...

oh wow!! I think I might have to make these... yum!

Becky said...

These are crazy! The recipe is:
get everything tasty from your kitchen then mix it all together and bake - tada!

They look soo good!

Chantel said...

Mmm they look great!