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Rocky Road Cupcakes with marshmallows, chocolate and pecans.

Rocky Road Cupcakes Recipe

This Rocky Road Cupcakes Recipe is loaded with rich chocolate, gooey marshmallow and crunchy pecans for a dessert that is out of this world! Looking for a fun and easy new cupcake recipe? You've come to the right place. You gotta check these out!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, rocky road
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Cupcakes


  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup miniature marshmallows cut into small pieces


  • Prepare chocolate cupcake batter according to the box’s directions.
    Prepare cake mix per instructions.
  • Pour into a lined muffin tin, filling each section about 2/3 of the way. Bake according to the box’s directions.
  • Remove from oven but don’t turn off oven’s heat. Using a paring knife, carve out a cavity in the center of each cupcake, about 1 inch in diameter and ½ an inch deep.
  • Insert one large marshmallow into each cavity and bake cupcakes for an additional 5 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
    stuff marshmallow into cupcakes
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk with an electric mixer. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high.
    mix together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk
  • Scoop chocolate buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #21 attached.
  • Frost each cupcake generously.
  • Top off with chopped pecans and miniature marshmallow pieces. Serve and enjoy!
    top off with chopped pecans


Make sure you let your cupcakes cool before cutting the cavity in them. 
Spruce them up with a drizzle of chocolate! White chocolate could work too!
There is nothing wrong with chocolate sprinkles either!
Not a fan of Pecans? Try sliced almonds or crushed Walnuts.