Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rocky Road to the Rescue

Ok, maybe your saying to yourself, isn't this a Dog Rescue Blog?
Why yes, yes it is, however even rescue workers love cupcakes!
In a few months we hope to have our fund raising cookbook, Baking for Bullies available to purchase, in it I will have my favorite cupcake recipes *yes we will also have plenty of treats to bake for you and your dog*, so I decided it would be fun to enter a contest called The Ice Cream CupCake Contest 2011 you can also learn more about it at Scoopalicious
Don't worry, even if we don't win, i will have this in our cookbook.
Rocky Road to the "Rescue"

Recipe for Cake:
1 cup Mayo *yes mayo*
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
You want to mix the mayo, boiling water and vanilla together.
Some of you may want to dirty another bowl and mix the cocoa, sugar, flour and baking soda together before putting it all in with the wet ingredients, if you do, go for it. I don't, i put it all in together, sugar, cocoa soda then flour and mix it up with a hand mixer or a stand mixer until it is light and well incorporated.
Bake for 25 minutes at 350

Butter Cream
1/2 cup butter room temp
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 tsp vanilla *sometimes i put more in shhhh*
add powdered sugar one cup at a time while mixing until your frosting is the right consistency. You want it firm but still light. I normally add about 4 cups. If you add too much and your frosting is too stiff, add a tsp of milk.

When cooled i hollowed out the bottom and the top just slightly, added the ice cream, replaced the top, drizzled melted dark chocolate and let that harden. I then added the frosting and garnished with mini marshmallows, chopped walnuts and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream flavor but to just add it to the cupcake seemed a bit like cheating, so i thought i would recreate all that is good about rocky road into the topping.

I was not sure how it would work to add ice cream to a cupcake, it got a bit messy at times so i strongly suggest you make sure your cake is 100% cooled before doing this. work fast as some ice creams melt faster then others.
It was so good, just saying.
Don't worry, next blog will be back to the dogs.


  1. The toppings on this look so delicious! It's hot here, and this is what I want to eat right now!

  2. Oooh, all those fantastic toppings are making my mouth water...I love rocky road ice cream, and it seems like it could only get better in cupcake form! :)

  3. You are a sinful woman!!!! LOL
    I gained 2 lbs just looking at that picture!!!!