October 4, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Cupcakes

So how was everybody's weekend?  Mine was nice and lazy...HOWEVER...I cleaned and I made homemade Cinnamon Rolls, put up all my Halloween decorations and cleaned bathrooms.  This is huge for me since cleaning bathrooms is like the worst thing I have to do...its right up there with doing laundry, except I hate it even more:)  Enough about cleaning...that's boring.  Lets talk about these...

 Yeah...I know, they are to die for...I did pink, but you could do Orange for Halloween, or Red for Christmas...whatever.
You have to make the cute little banner though, it just makes them that much cuter.  I made these for my friend Jenna, it was her Birthday!!  I have noticed that when you are a Mom...you tend to not really get a Birthday cake, unless your Hubby is that good in the kitchen and can somehow surprise you or something:)  So, I had to make them!  I got this amazing recipe from Skip To My Lou.  My friends, these were so delicious I can't even put it into words...just make them, put them in the fridge and enjoy the Truffle Frosting:)

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Cream Filling and Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes or prepare purchased cake mix. Let cupcakes cool.

Creme Filling

1 - 7 oz container marshmallow cream
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup powder sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
With electric mixer beat ingredients together until fluffy. Add in a few drops of  food coloring if you like. 

Attach a large tip to pastry bag and fill with cream. Insert tip into cupcake and fill until cupcake slightly expands.

Ganache Frosting
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream (must be heavy cream -- half and half will not work)
Place chocolate chips into a bowl and pour cream over the top. Heat in microwave until chips are soft.  Allow mixture to sit a minute to continue melting the chips. Stir well. Let mixture come to room temperature.  With electric mixer beat until fluffy. Fill pastry bag with large star tip and pipe onto cupcakes.
Enough frosting and filling for 12-15 cupcakes depending on your frosting and filling style.


  1. Um yeah, these were for me and I ate most of them. They are delish - melt in your mouth, indescribable even. They made my birthday even more special. Thanks again my friend. Look forward to next year when we turn 30 again.... ;)

  2. They look super yummy!!! Will definitely try these one day.

  3. This is exactly what I was looking for on my filling. Thx to Cupcakes Take the Cake blog I found you! Very nice ideas here and I think I need to subscribe- LOL