Thursday, May 26, 2011

S'more Cupcakes

If you like s'mores, you will LOVE these cupcakes. They taste exactly like a s'more, just in cupcake form. They are little time consuming compared to some other cupcakes I've made, but they were fun and the finished product was worth it. Here's what you need for the cupcakes
Graham crackers, butter, sugar, eggs, semi-sweet bakers chocolate, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, baking powder, cake flour, vanilla, and buttermilk. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor
Pulse until crumbly; add melted butter and sugar
Pulse that together until combined
Scoop 1 Tbs. of graham mixture into the bottom of each cupcake lined muffin cup
Using the bottom of the Tbs. press the crust down
Repeat with every muffin cup. This is what it should look like (just like doing crust on cheesecake)
Set those aside for now. Cut up bakers chocolate into shavings
Sprinkle over the graham crusts
Bake just for the crusts to firm and the chocolate to melt. Set that aside; prepare cupcake batter. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar
Beat together until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla
Mix together well. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
Stir together until well combined. Alternately add the dry mixture in with the buttermilk
Begin and end with dry mixture
Keep on low speed while adding these ingredients
Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl when needed. Here's the finished batter
Using a large ice cream scoop, spoon batter into each cupcake lined cup
Take cupcakes out of pan to cool completely. While cooling, prepare the frosting. Here's what you need for the marshmallow fluff frosting
Butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and marshmallow creme. In a mixing bowl, combine butter and vanilla
Beat until fluffy and combined. Add powdered sugar
Mix together well, add in the marshmallow creme
Beat together until fully mixed. Finished frosting..
Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes. Decorate with graham crackers and hershey bars to make them look like a s'more
The inside
This is my new favorite chocolate cake recipe. Super moist and chocolatey. Go-to chocolate cake recipe, Check.

S'more Cupcakes

1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup sugar
5 1/3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, soft
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup buttermilk

2 sticks butter, soft
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (7 oz) tub marshmallow creme

Place graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor. Grind up into fine crumbles. Measure into 1 1/2 cups, grinding more crackers if necessary. Put the graham crackers back in the food processor and add the melted butter and the sugar. Pulse until combined. Drop 1 Tbs. of graham mixture in the bottom of each cupcake lined muffin cup. Press down using the bottom of the measuring spoon; set aside. Cut the bakers chocolate into shavings. Sprinkle a good amount over the graham crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 3 minutes. Take out of the oven and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Alternately add that dry mixture in with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Once the batter is combined, scoop over the graham crust filling 2/3 way full. (I use a large ice cream scoop). Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until done. Take out of the oven, let cool in pan for a couple of minutes. Take out of the pan and let cool completely. While those are cooling, prepare the frosting.

Beat together butter and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the jar of marshmallow creme and beat to combine. Frost the cooled cupcakes. I decorated them with hershey bar and graham cracker, but that is optional. Enjoy!


  1. Definitely my new favorite cupcake to look at on your page!! I want it so bad!!

  2. Thanks! They we're delicious! Try them out sometime! I'm not the biggest fan of marshmallows and these are some of my new favorites!

  3. The recipe for the frosting calls for 2 sticks of butter but your pictures only show you using one? I'm not sure if this is a typo in the recipe or you've just halved the recommended amount of butter, if so good call. I made it based on recipe and it was far far too much butter.