Yum, chocolate + marshmallows = delicious! I have had chocolate and marshmallows on the brain lately, ever since we had s'mores a few weeks ago. Also, ever since I saw this cake on sweetapolita.com, I knew marshmallows would be making their way onto a cupcake soon!
This picture totally makes me giggle, and I have no idea why
A few weeks ago we had a birthday party for my mom, aunt, and their cousin. I was in charge of dessert (odd, I know!). In addition to making some lemon cupcakes with vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream (my family loves lemon cupcakes as much as I do), I decided to make these delicious chocolate cupcakes (originally from the awesome Rachel at theavidappetite.com) and top them with some toasted marshmallow icing (from sweetapolita.com).
To be honest, I totally thought that I could pipe the marshmallow icing onto the cupcakes and then maybe brown it a bit with a flame or sprinkle on some bright fun sprinkles. The first swirl looked a little soft but it looked alright, but after I returned to the cupcake this is what I found!
At first I thought it looked horrible, then I decided that I actually liked the ooey gooey melted marshmallow look and ran with it. I used a Wilton 1M tip to put a star of marshmallow icing on each cupcake and then let it do it's thing and become cupcake art. As the marshmallow stars slowly spread, I sprinkled on some bright star sprinkles and topped everything off with a toasted mini marshmallow so that you could get a hint of what you were about to bit into.
The verdict? These were fabulous! I am totally going to do this again. I think that I will try using it as a filling in a chocolate cake (or to fill a cupcake) one day soon. It was just such a delicious addition to the rich chocolate cupcakes. I had about a 1/3 of the batch leftover after decorating 2 dozen cupcakes.
Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
- 16 white marshmallows
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 jar marshmallow fluff (about 8 ounces)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment and turn on the broiler
- Spread out the marshmallows on the cookie sheet and broil until golden brown (watch out! they can burn fast!)
- Mix together the butter and icing sugar until well blended
- Add the vanilla and mix well
- Add the marshmallows and marshmallow fluff and mix well
- Use to decorate or fill your favourite cake or cupcakes