Friday, July 26, 2013


    As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm searching for the remote control of life; I've even looked for it under the sofa cushions.  My guess is that it's not meant to be found. In the meantime, I find myself conciously trying to take it all in.  Perhaps it is my impending birthday that has me so retrospective. Whatever the reason, I am relishing life.  I recently saw this quote that pretty much sums it up:

"Life is short.
Time is fast.
No replay, no rewind.
So enjoy every moment
as it comes."
     That said, here is the recipe for my truly decadent Rolo cupcakes.  As the saying goes, you only live once, you might as well enjoy it.  As my kids would say #YOLO. It's no coincidence that YOLO and ROLO rhyme,  I believe that it's a match that was meant to be! 

For the Cupcakes:
1 Box Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk 
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
  •  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners (the prettier the better!)
  •  Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside
  •  In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract
  •  Add cake mix and stir until smooth
  •  Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow cupcakes to cool before going on to the next step
 For the Filling:
  • Using a large frosting tip, scoop out the centre of each cupcake
  • Simply push down and twist to remove cake from middle
  • Use a toothpick to remove middle from tip
  • Don't throw out those middles! You can either crumble them up and use them as a garnish over the caramel sauce or let your children eat them as I did
  • Fill each hole with a rolo placed upside down

For the Chocolate Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 cups powdered sugar
Rolos for decoration 
  • Beat butter until light and fluffy
  • Add cocoa, 2 tablespoons of the milk and the vanilla extract
  • Beat again until all ingredients combine
  • Slowly add in powered sugar, 1 cup at  time,  until you reach your desired consistency, add more milk of needed
  •  Pipe onto cooled cupcakes covering the hole with with the Rolo in it
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top and finish with a Rolo (I used President's Choice Caramel Syrup)



  1. Oh my my my GOODNESS! I LOVE Rollos. What an amazing cupcake! (I will probably eat the plugs myself...tee hee hee)

    I am going to scarf this one up and put it in my next cupcake parade !!!! It's a WINNER!

  2. These look heavenly! I pinned it so I can make them soon! YOLO!

  3. Your roll cupcakes look divine! Thanks so much for coming to share them at our group link party last week! You've been featured- come grab a button and share your latest and greatest too! Have a fabulous weekend. xoxo~ Ruthie

    1. Thanks so much Ruthie! I am honoured to be featured! =)



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