When I lived in England, they had a commercial for Rolos that asked: “do you love someone enough to give them your last Rolo?” It always had funny scenarios where the Rolo owner faced the dilemma of sharing the last one. I always think about home and those commercials when I have some. Since my mum loves them so much, and since she misses home as much as I do, I decided to make some Rolo cupcakes at my bake swap (see post below).
To make this recipe, you will need a Cupcake Surprise Pan by Chicago Metal.
Chocolate Rolo cupcakes
Source: Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications: Cupcakes 150 Sweet Recipes (Chocolate cupcake recipe)
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cups of butter
2 cups of sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups of all-purpose flour
Combine cocoa powder, baking powder, flour, and baking soda in a medium size bowl. Leave alone and use standing mixer to beat the butter.
Next, slowly add the sugar. It’s better to add about 1/4 of a cup until you’ve reached 2 cups (mixing after each load). Once well mixed, add your eggs (also one at a time and mixing after each addition). Throw in the vanilla and keep stirring.
Now, add some of the flour, followed by some of the milk, and repeat until you are out of both ingredients.
Before you put the cake mixture into the muffin cups, place one Rolo on each stick in the cupcake surprise pan. Now pour into 24 muffin cups and leave in oven for 18-22 minutes.
For the Kahlua frosting recipe, head to this post.
Unfortunately readers, I was unable to get a picture of the Rolo in the middle. I don’t have a good camera (yet) so I couldn’t get a clear shot. I do have plans to buy a better camera very soon, so I promise better pictures in the future!