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Fun Rocky Road Cupcakes

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These Fun Rocky Road Cupcakes are so simple and easy to make. Once you mix together the wet ingredients with your cake mix ingredients, all that’s left to do is fill a cupcake liner and pop them in the oven. These really are some of the best cupcakes, ever!

Once you bake up these delicious chocolate cupcakes, you’re going to crave just one more bite! Add in some extra mini marshmallows and some more pecans if you really want to add some more texture and fun, too! Check out our other cupcake recipes, too!

These delicious cupcakes are going to be a hit from the very first bite!

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The great part about this recipe is that it’s really simple to do. And since you get to use a cake mix for this simple recipe, it really makes the cupcakes come together quite quickly!

Fun Rocky Road Cupcakes

Combining the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mixing them with the wet ingredients is such a simple process. Make certain that you preheat your oven to 350 degrees (or whatever temp the cake mix box says) and fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full. I actually use a 1/2 cup as my measuring scoop because it’s less messy.

My boys really like these cupcakes. So much so that they have a hard time letting them cool completely before devouring them up. But patience is a virtue and they’re learning that it’s worth the wait!

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Can you add any other ingredients to this recipe?

I’m a huge fan of adding chocolate chips, but that’s just because I really love chocolate. And if you want to toss in a few more mini marshmallows, go for it!

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Make it a Meal:

I’ve been meal planning for years and it’s literally the best. If you’ve been nervous or are wondering if it’s for you, it’s time to give it a try. You’re going to love the fact that you can plan out your meals in just a few moments of time.

Main Dish: Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Leftover Boiled Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Homemade Iced Tea

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Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Rocky Road Cupcake Recipe, you’re going to crave more of that cupcake taste. Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered. You’ll find the best cupcake recipes below that will keep giving you that fantastic taste and flavor!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes are literally the best!

There’s nothing quite like the taste of these Red Velvet Cupcakes!

Santa Hat Cupcakes are the cutest cupcakes for the holiday season!

I love the taste and flavor of these Lucky Charm Cupcakes!

Don’t miss out on these adorable Narwhal Cupcakes!

Patriotic Cupcakes are always a great way to celebrate freedom!

Taco Cupcakes will give a whole new meaning to Taco Tuesday!

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How do you know when cupcakes are fully baked?

The best way is to check the inside of the cupcake. Using a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake will tell you if your cupcake is cooked all the way through. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done baking and ready to be pulled from the oven.

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Fun Rocky Road Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You're going to love these Fun Rocky Road Cupcakes!


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix plus the ingredients to make it (Divide ingredients and cake mix in half - the majority boxed mixes make 24 cupcakes, and for this recipe, you’ll want to make 12)
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • ½ cup of pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of miniature marshmallows, cut into small pieces


  1. Make up the cupcake mixture according to the directions on the box.
  2. Once done, pour into the cupcake liners in the tin about 2/3 full. Put in the oven and bake according to the time on the box.
  3. Remove from oven but leave the oven on. Take a knife and dig out a small hole in the middle of each cupcake. About 1 inch in size and 1/2 inch deep.
  4. Put a big marshmallow in the hole and bake the cupcakes for another 5 minutes. Cool once removed from the oven.
  5. Take a different bowl and mix the butter, confectioners’ sugar,
    cocoa powder, and milk. Start on low and then go up to high.
  6. Put a scoop of the buttercream frosting into piping bag with a #21 tip.
  7. Frost the cupcakes.
  8. Add some chopped pecans and mini marshmallows on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g

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