Day 2 – Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

2 Aug

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling (recipe found below from Delish)Is there anything better than that title?  As a self-professed chocolate addict, the name grabbed me immediately!  And then add marshmallow….yes, please.

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting          Mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

This little morsel has a great milk chocolate color, which is lighter than the typical Devil’s Food cupcake.  It smells lovely and chocolatey.  Very moist and springy, with a simple, light chocolate flavor – not aggressive or overpowering at all.

Chocolate Frosting

The frosting is thick and very easy to pipe.  It’s got a milky flavor.  Kinda like sour cream chocolate, which was a little strange…

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling         mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling

Then, we stuff with Marshmallow Fluff.  I could stop here.  Chocolate.  Marshmallow.  Yummy!  The fluff was a little difficult to use as a filling.  It’s crazy sticky and brings some crumbs with it when you’re piping.  But, this is the price we must pay for marshmallow filling.

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling          mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling          halved

All together now.  The individual parts to this were all pretty tasty, but something didn’t work for me when it was put together.  The frosting is so strong that it overpowers the cake and the marshmallow filling, which is a shame. And, while this cupcake was easy to make in mini, it lost a lot in translation.  There was definitely not enough cake to stand up to the frosting.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4

– Frosting Taste: 2

– Overall Taste: 2.5

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 16

RECIPE

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting (from Delish)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup(s) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1 jar(s) (7-ounce) marshmallow cream

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounce(s) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup(s) (1/4 pound) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa

For Directions visit Delish

*Tomorrow:  Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes*

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