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Rolo Cupcakes

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Rich chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and filled with gooey Rolo candies. Then..topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel sauce. #Dreamy

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My favorite dessert = cupcakes.

How to make cupcakes better? 👉 👉 Add gooey pieces of candy

Gather your Supplies:

  • 12 count muffin pan + liners
  • Electric mixer + mixing bowl
  • Ice cream scooper (for batter) or spoon
  • Measuring cups + spoons

Ingredients for cupcakes:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Rolo candies
  • Caramel sauce

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Recipe Notes:

  • Yes, use an ice cream scooper! It’s a great tool to scoop cupcake batter.
  • Don’t freak out if a few of your cupcake looked a bit “caved in” (see above collage). This is due to the baking with the candies. Frosting will cover that right up. 😉 
  • Be sure to let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  • Drizzling the tops with caramel sauce is optional, but, highly recommended. Plus, you can make your own caramel sauce.

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Rolo Cupcakes

Rolo Cupcakes #rolocandies #cupcakes #chocolate #dessert #caramel #tableforsevenblog

Rich chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and filled with gooey Rolo candies. Then..topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel sauce.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes



  • 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, melted


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped Rolo candies , plus additional for topping
  • caramel sauce, for topping


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or use liners.


  1. In a bowl, mix graham crackers crumbs with melted butter.  Add approx 2 TBSP of the mixture into the bottom of each cup of pan.  Spread evenly and press firmly into pan.


  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt,  and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with both sugars.  Then, add in eggs and vanilla. Gradually, add in flour mixture and milk. Alternating between the two.
  3. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Fold in candies.
  5. Scoop batter evenly into pan ( on top of graham cracker crust)
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add in vanilla. Gradually, add in powdered sugar and beat until fully combined.
  2. Frost on cooled cupcakes.
  3. If desired, drizzled with caramel sauce and top with additional candies.


  • Adapted from Hapa-tite

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 1gSugar: 63gProtein: 5g

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Mother of 3

Thursday 28th of February 2019

These look scrumptious! I love the idea of adding a graham cracker crumb to the bottom of the cupcakes. Pinned.


Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Wow! Those look sooooo good. And not that hard to make. :) Pinning!! #wonderfulwednesdaybloghop

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 28th of February 2019

Thanks Jennifer! Yes, are easy to bake up!

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