Chocolate Marshmallo Filled Vanilla Bean Graduation Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallow Filled Vanilla Bean Cupcake with Vanilla Bean Frosting!

by Megan on June 3, 2012

It’s graduation time!


I was asked to bring the cupcakes to a graduation BBQ and immediately said “OK, what kind?”

The “graduate” asked for vanilla cupcake with a vanilla frosting.

Nothing wrong with vanilla!

But as I was looking through a few cake recipes, something was mentioned about a chocolate filling. Jist about that exact moment, I was clicking on my cupcake board on Pinterst.

Which by the way, do you follow me on Pinterest? ¬† If not, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally invite you.

Anyway…back to the cupcakes.

Low and behold, I had pinned the 50 best cupcake recipes on the internet from Marye of the Restless Chipotle fame.

And guess what the very first recipe on the list was for???

chocolate marshmallow filled vanilla bean cupcake

If you guessed Chocolate Filled Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting from Evil Shenanigans, you would be correct. It’s like the angels directed me right to this particular recipe. Who am I to defy fate?

So I baked up the easy cupcake recipe  and then filled them with the even easier chocolate marshmallow cream.

And then I put big beautiful swirls of frosting on top. You can’t even tell there is a chocolate surprise inside. I loved the expressions of the people when they found the center.

graduation cupcake decorations

And since they were for a graduation BBQ, I had to decorate them appropriately. So I stole Bakerella’s idea and made candy cup graduation caps. Only I didn’t put mine on a stick, I put them on a cupcake!

chocolate marshmallow filled vanilla bean cupcake with vanilla bean frosting and a candy graduation hat

How cute did these turn out?

chocolate filled vanilla cupcake with canilla frosting.

And here’s a peek inside!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

For these recipes, please see

Evil Shenanigans for the cupcake recipe
Bakerella for the Candy Cup Cap decoration
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This post is linked to Full Plate Thursday

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kerstin June 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

So cute – love them!

2 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I love the hats! What a clever cupcake you are!

3 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes June 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

What a fabulous cupcake! I’ll have to remember these when it’s time for my boys’ graduation. I can’t believe it’s only two years away.

4 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

those little caps are adorable! what a festive bunch of goodies! thanks for sharing! love your blog!

5 Marye June 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thanks for the link Megan…. You know, I did grad cupcakes (complete with chocolate hats!) this weekend, too. I did orange velvet with cream cheese frosting and truffle filling tho… yours look amazing!

6 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! June 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

They did turn out great. So creative with the little caps. Following you…

7 Katrina June 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Those ARE cute!

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