Thursday, August 11, 2011

TUTORIAL: S'Mores Cupcakes

Anytime I am around a campfire, I can't resist one of these...
 But, living on the 2nd floor of my apartment building, I don't get much bonfire action. I decided to try and make a delicous cupcake version over the weekend. I was inspired by Bakerella's recent post about her cookies and cream cupcakes. yum. I am usually one to spend more time in the decorations than the flavor, so I was excited to try something a little bit different.

First, I made a box of Betty Crocker's Triple Chocolate Fudge cupcakes. I followed the directions on the box (I love homemade food - but sometimes a box mix is really good too).

Next, I got my cupcake liners ready. I used these really cute dark brown liners with small white dots that I bought last weekend. Love them!

I filled each cupcake liner about 1/2 way full with the cupcake batter. Then, I added some crushed graham crackers on top. You know how a large graham cracker is split into 4 rectangles? I used 3/4 of one rectangle, and saved the other 1/4 for the very end (as a garnish).

(on the right side - just showing about how much graham cracker I saved for the very end)
After that, I put enough cupcake batter on top of the graham cracker to mostly cover it.

When they came out of the oven, they looked like this...

The more you cover the graham crackers with cupcake batter, the less they will come to the surface.
Either way is delicious!

Next, I melted milk chocolate frosting, and I dipped the top of the cupcake. You can read my tutorial by clicking here:

I took one graham cracker rectangle and coarsley squished about 1/2 of it on top of the melted frosting (before it cooled). (I am still saving that little 1/4 piece for the very end.)

Next, I made this Marshmallow Frosting Recipe. There is enough here for 24 cupcakes - possibly 48!

Cream 2 cups of butter.

Add 2 cups of sugar, a 1/2 C at a time until creamy (I added an additional 1/2 C).

It will look like this when all of the powdered sugar is mixed in. Then mix in 1/2 t vanilla.

Next, add 16 oz. of marshmallow cream and mix.

...and mix...

It will look like this when it is all ready.

Now, add a dollop of the marshmallow frosting on top.

Garnish with that 1/4 piece of graham cracker you saved from earlier and a small piece of a chocolate bar.

And, enjoy! Mmmm....

Happy Baking!

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  1. These look FANTASTIC, I just love anything s'more and the graham cracker in the cupcake genius! I would love it if you would link this up to my Weekend Show-Off party, if you would like! I love new blogs, and I am excited to follow along with your blog!


  2. Sorry I missed these! You should get a little torch and toast the marshmallow frosting. Would that work?