Lady Behind The Curtain - Red Velvet Rocky Road Cupcakes

A Red Velvet Cupcake piled high with chocolate mousse, marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts and drizzled with a chocolate glaze!  Stock up on the ingredients in this dessert for a quick, easy last minute treat!

Red Velvet Rocky Road Cupcake Recipe (makes 12 cupcakes)


1 milk chocolate cake mix

1 – 1 ounce bottle red food coloring + water to equal 2/3 cup liquid

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 – 8 ounce cool whip

1 cup miniature marshmallows

2/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

chocolate glaze (recipe below)


Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tin with 12 muffin cup liners.  Reserve 1-2/3 cups light packed cake mix (dry).  Beat remaining cake mix, the water plus the red food coloring, oil, and eggs.  Beat until smooth.  TIP: I poured the food coloring into a glass measuring cup then topped it off with water to 2/3 cup.  Fill muffin cups to HALF full.  Bake for 13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool on cooling rack in muffin cups.

While the cupcakes are cooling, Mix together the cool whip and dry cake mix until well combined.  Fold in marshmallows, chocolate chips and walnuts.  Using a ice cream scoop.  Place a heaping scoop of the Chocolate Mousse on top of the cupcake.  Drizzle with chocolate glaze. (recipe below)

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients and Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon heavy cream, 1 teaspoon butter and 1 ounce semi sweet chocolate chips in microwave until melted and smooth.  (About 30 seconds)  This is an LBC original!

Lady Behind The Curtain - Red Velvet Rocky Road Cupcakes

Lady Behind The Curtain - Red Velvet Rocky Road Cupcakes

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Red Velvet Rocky Road Cupcakes — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Sheryl,
    Sure am glad you brought these awesome cupcakes today. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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