Monday, August 31, 2009

Rocky road cupcakes

Rocky road cupcakes / Cupcakes de chocolate com marshmallow e Nutella

When I saw these cupcakes on DH magazine, I though they were chocolate cupcakes. But I was wrong – they were rocky road cupcakes! With marshmallow and Nutella... Yum. :D

It was like the first time I heard “Crazy” on the radio – I could’ve sworn it was Moby...

Rocky road cupcakes / Cupcakes de chocolate com marshmallow e Nutella

Rocky road cupcakes
from Donna Hay magazine

250g unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ cups + 2 tablespoons (274g) caster sugar
4 eggs
2 cups + 2 tablespoons (300g) all purpose flour
¼ cup hazelnut meal*
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (240ml) milk
200g dark chocolate, melted – I used 70% cocoa solids
12 large marshmallows
½ cup store-bought chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)

Whipped chocolate cream:
2 cups (500ml) whipping cream
3 tablespoons icing sugar
½ cup (45g) cocoa powder + extra for dusting

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs and beat well. Sift over the flour, hazelnut meal and baking powder and beat until combined. Fold through the milk and chocolate and spoon the mixture into two 6-hole 1-cup capacity muffin pans lined with paper cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked when a tested with a skewer. Allow to cool slightly. While still warm, make a hole in the center of each cupcake using a serrated paring knife. Remove the cake center and set aside. Fill each hole with 1 marshmallow and 1 teaspoon chocolate hazelnut spread. Press the centers back into the holes.

To make the whipped chocolate cream, place the cream, sugar and cocoa in a non-metallic bowl and whisk until soft peaks form (I did not understand this “non-metallic” issue; used a stainless steel bowl and it worked fine). Spread the whipped chocolate cream over the cupcakes with a palette knife. Dust with a bit of cocoa powder and serve.

* I used almond meal (ground almonds)

Makes 12 – I halved the recipe above and got 12 cupcakes, using 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity pans; because my pans were smaller I added 1/3 of one marshmallow + ½ teaspoon Nutella to each cupcake


anadelicias said...

Que ricos!!


Giiu said...

Li seu blog ontem desde o comecinho até aqui e ameeeei!
Já me sinto inspirada pra fazer um monte de 'arte' na cozinha (minha mãe vai surtar ahuaahuahauahah)

Snooky doodle said...

oh these are my dream cupcakes. delicious. Nutella and chocolate... so so good!

Valerie Gamine said...

The title had me at rocky road but you just had to add Nutella into the mix! Now I will have to bump this recipe up on my 'to bake' list. :p

Simply Married said...

Must. Make. These. Now.... Thanks for sharing :)

Maybe said...

I want one, I want one !!!

Anonymous said...

these look delish! I will have to give them a try soon

pam said...

Thos sound wonderful! Since I don't have this issue, these are bookmarked!

Abby said...

I've started seeing Nutella commercials here, which is kind of amazing and all due to food bloggers I think! Looks great.

Peabody said...

What a fun little surprise in the middle that is!

Jennifer said...

Oh my these look amazing!!! I love rocky road but never have had such a combination in cupcake form!! Yum!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ana, gracias! :D

Giiu, que bom! Obrigada por comentar - e acho que a sua mãe vai gostar, isso sim. ;)

Natalie, Nutella is delicious, isn't it? :D

Valerina, I hope you like the recipe!

Simply Married, thank you for stopping by!

Maybe, have as many as you want, darling! :D

Honey Bee, tks for stopping by!

Pam, I'm so glad you like them, tks!

Abby, food bloggers will take over the world! :D

Pea, I knew you'd like these, darling!

Jen, thank you!

kiss my spatula said...

oh my gosh - i'm dying over the surprise marshmallow in the middle!

Hilary said...

Oh, too cute! Love the little surprise in the centre.

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