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Rolo Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cupcake stuffed with rolo candies and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
2 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings



  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature separated into 2 egg yolks and 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 Rolos unwrapped
  • cupcake liners

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 a stick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in a saucepan over the lowest heat possible. Stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Using a hand held mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolks one at a time. Beat in the vanilla.
  • In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Stir in milk. Add remaining flour mixture. Mixture will be thick. Stir in cooled chocolate.
  • With clean beaters, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into cupcake mixture.
  • Spoon mixture into cupcakes, filling 2/3 of the way full.
  • Gently press one Rolo into each cupcake. The top of the Rolo will still be visible.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out with just a few crumbs on it. The Rolo may still be visable but you are topping it with frosting so no one will see it. Cool completely.
  • To make frosting, using a hand held mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, combine well. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting is thick and spreadable.
  • Spread frosting on the cooled cupcakes or use a piping bag.


If you store these in the fridge, I suggest removing them a few minutes before you plan to eat them. If you don't the Rolo becomes hard in the center. Enjoy!
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