OMG, Marshmallows! Chocolatey, Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cupcakes


Who doesn’t get giddy over marshmallows, especially mini ones??  They’re adorable and really, marshmallows bring back a lot of childhood (and even adult!) memories for a lot of people, including myself.  Memories of watching them float in a mug of warm hot chocolate, roasting them over a fire and letting the toasty, ooey gooeyness melt in your mouth, using them to make Rice Krispy square treats, playing Chubby Bunny with them (oh man are there ever hilarious memories of this!  haha!), and just plain popping the white pillowy squishies in your mouth.  Those are reasons why marshmallows kick serious ass and why they continue to tug on our heartstrings and our tastebuds. 

And they’re irresistible in these chocolatey Rocky Road cupcakes.  The white chocolate and marshmallows make the chocolate cake super moist and melty, mmmm.  My apologies for the lack of frosting again; family is weird and does not like it.  That however did not stop me from topping mine with chocolate chip and marshmallow goodies.  Enjoy! 😀

Ingredients (Makes 12 cupcakes)

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk (*I used 1% milk)
  • 1 oz. white chocolate chips (or 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds or brazil nuts (*I didn’t use them in mine, but it’s up to you!)

Frosting to Decorate

  • 3 ⅟₂oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (approx. 100 grams)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds or brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, then line cupcake/muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. 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 white chocolate chips, marshmallows, and if using, nuts.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cups and bake for about 18 minutes until risen and the tops spring back when lightly pressed.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. For the frosting/topping: put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.  Heat the cream in a saucepan until almost boiling, then pour over the chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes.  Stir until smooth and creamy, then let cool for about 30 minutes until thick and glossy.
  5. Spread the chocolate mixture over the cupcakes and sprinkles with nuts, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.


Recipe from Cupcakes by Susannah Blake, 2007.  Photographs taken by me.

8 thoughts on “OMG, Marshmallows! Chocolatey, Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cupcakes

  1. ooooh those look delicious! nice work lady! ❤ we actually have a plate of rocky road brownies at my house right now, lol! (and yes. YAY marshmallows!)

    Thought of you today – I went for extra spicy paid thai + rice ❤ mmmm! About halfway through I realized I should have captured it for you, haha!

    • Ooo, rocky road brownies sound awesome! 😀 Thanks Manda dear, I’ll use any reason to buy mini marshmallows, hahaha. And oh man, I could go for some pad thai myself. I’m so giddy you thought of me ^_^ oh! Were you able to put the thai cookbook I gave you to good use yet?? 😀

  2. Have you tried the holiday ones yet? Those always bring about an extra bout of squee-age from me! (Kraft makes them for Christmas and Easter, I believe? SO CUTE! Plus they have a slight vanilla flavor, so they are a bit tastier than usual!)

    How funny – I JUST flipped through that book during the blizzard we got yesterday! I’ve tried a few out (yummm), but I def need to stock up on the real essentials, since a lot of those recipes have the same common ingredients. Even so, looking at the pictures or reading a recipe usually inspires some sort of adaptive take on it with what I DO have, so even if I don’t follow it verbatim, it still comes in oh-so-handy! ❤

    • Oh I know, cookbooks are great just for the inspiration! A lot of the time there are several things I can’t find locally anyway, so I just interpret things my own way and they usually work out just fine! 🙂 Two things I can never seem to find: buttermilk and heavy cream. I drives me nuts sometimes as you can’t buy it when you don’t need it as they have a really short shelf life but when you do need it, you can’t ever find it!

      Are you referring to Kraft holiday brownies or marshmallows? I haven’t seen either, lol.

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