• Rocky Road Cupcakes & Double Cream Frosting

    We were all in the mood for something sweet, chocolate-y and very tasty last weekend so here was invented the chocolatey-est and yummy-est (both official verdicts) of our cupcake recipes yet. 

    We’ve called them rocky road because of the toppings but they could also be named yummy yummy chocolate or “can I have another” cupcakes! They lasted just long enough for me to take some photos and then the piranhas set in!

    The last cupcakes I made were the tasty Summer Fruit Cupcakes but since these don’t have icing we decided to go all out this time and so the double cream frosting was born. I have included both recipes in this post so if you are only after the double cream frosting scroll to the bottom 🙂

    Let’s start with the cupcakes:

    Rocky Road Cupcakes

    Rock Road Cupcakes with Double Cream Frosting, Tasty and a great treat


    150g Caster Sugar

    150g Butter

    160g Self-Raising Flour

    50g Cocoa Powder

    1 Egg

    2 Tsps Milk

    1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

    To Top:

    Mini Marshmallows

    A Small chocolate bar


    Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees

    Beat together the butter and sugar and milk and beat together until creamy

    Add the egg, vanilla essence and beat in

    Sift the cocoa powder and flour  into the mixture

    sifting together the flour and cocoa powder for the Rocky Road Cupcakes

    *make sure you mix it all in thoroughly – no sneaky bits of butter or flour should be in the mixture or they go “funny”*

    Case a 12 hole cupcake tray (this was the first test for my new one from Christmas (thanks mum)

    Rocky Road Cupcakes with Double Cream Frosting - Case a tray

    Put around one and a half tablespoons of mixture in each one and pop in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes

    *To check if they are done – lightly press the top of the cake, if they spring back they are ready*

    Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack for cooling

    Nothing better than fresh Rocky Road Cupcakes from the oven

    Whilst the cakes are cooling you can whip up the frosting!

    Double Cream Frosting

    This time around I had some leftover chocolate from making my No Bake Chunky Chocolate Treat Bars so I thought I would put it in the icing, and to keep it creamy (literally) I added some double cream that I had left in the fridge! (and I have to say it really made a difference!)

    Rocky Road Cupcakes with double cream frosting - great party cakes and an extra tasty treat!


    100g Butter

    200g Icing Sugar (also known as confectioners sugar)

    100g Milk Chocolate

    5 TBSP Double Cream


    Beat together the icing sugar and butter

    Add in a TBSP of double cream at a time as you are beating (you can use it to loosen the mixture)

    Melt the chocolate (you can do this using a double boiler or by short bursts in the microwave)

    Stir in any leftover cream and the melted chocolate into the butter and sugar and you will be left with a creamy but firm icing that is perfect for piping!


    Pipe the icing on to the cakes and top with the marshmallows

    Break up the chocolate bar into little pieces and pop them on top for a real ROCKY ROAD

    EAT (some would say the most important part of this process!Rocky Road Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting ready to eat

    If you are having trouble with the measurements, why not use my UK to US Cooking Conversions – They come with a free printable to make things easier

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18 Responses so far.

  1. Oooh these sound lovely! My eldest would love these. x #BakeoftheWeek

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Oh gosh well they sound pretty absolutely fantastic! Pass us one please! 😀

  3. These both look and sound delicious! We do not do enough baking something which I am hoping to address when I finally make it to maternity leave! I have pinned for future reference!! x

  4. Did you just say Rocky Road? You can count me in that is for sure, I love Rocky Roads and this one looks divine !

  5. Leah Miller says:

    These sound absolutely scrumptious! I would never have thought about adding the double cream, what a decadent touch!

  6. Yvonne says:

    Oh my these look absolutely amazing!!! I must try your frosting as well, I usually cheat and buy the pre-made stuff but you have inspired me. Thanks for sharing x

  7. What a fun looking treat, any child would adore them. I do love a good rocky road so these are 100% my type of treat! Thankyou so much for sharing and linking up with #LittleAppetites. Its been great to have you and we hope to see what you come up with next week x

  8. Angela says:

    These look fabulous! I have pinned the recipe to try. Thank you so much for sharing, have a Great Week!! 🙂

  9. Ickle Pickle says:

    These look so good – my children would love them. I wish I could bake! Great recipe thank you. Kaz x

  10. Ooh these look divine! I love the piping. Feel free to join in with #Bakeoftheweek tomorrow with these x

  11. These sound and look amazing! I will making them with my daughters at the weekend for sure!

  12. Emma says:

    Oooh yummy I love a good cupcake. My children love baking them too.

  13. Ooo these look amazing! I’m not great at baking but luckily my other half is!

  14. Ohhh.. those look amazing! My kids would be beyond excited with all that chocolatey goodness!

  15. Mmmm these sound absolutely amazing. And the double cream is inspired too – must remember that idea for the future.

  16. Kara says:

    These look delicious! Keep getting nagged to bake so will give these a go

  17. Ooh yum I have never seen a rocky road like this before and this looks amazing I would love to try this x

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