S’more Cupcakes

S'more cupcake

This recipe was inspired by a local store having a great deal on s’more ingredients and wanting to make something special for a Thursday afternoon when Corin and her kids were coming out for the day.   After flipping through Cupcakes! I came up with the idea for these.

They are a bit time consuming to make, but worth it!  Enjoy!

S’more Cupcakes

Yield : 1 dozen large cupcakes

Prepare jumbo muffins pans by greasing and placing parchment paper circles in the bottom of each pan.  Preheat oven to 350*

Graham Cracker Layer

3 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 Tbsp. sugar

1 cup + 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Mix the above ingredients and place a scant 1/3 cup of the mixture in each muffin cup.  Press the mixture in to the bottom of the pan giving a nice firm layer to put the cake batter over.

Chocolate Cake Batter (enough to make 24 regular sized cupcakes).   I like to use the Chocolate Sour Cream batter from the Cupcakes! cookbook.  It is very good, but feel free to substitute your favorite recipe.

Pour chocolate cake batter over graham cracker layer so it is about ¼-1/2  inch below the top of the cup.  Insert one large marshmallow into the center of each cupcake and then bake for 20-30 minutes.

S'morecupcake3
Make sure to press the marshmallow down in to the cake batter.

Once the cupcakes are baked remove the pan from the oven and let set for 1-2 minutes.  Turn your broiler on while you wait for them to cool.  The original marshmallow should be completely melted by now.

S'morecupcake4
Cupcakes before adding the second marshmallow

Insert another large marshmallow into the hole left behind and stick under the broiler 2-3 minutes until the marshmallow is slightly puffy and starting to brown.  Remove pan and allow cupcakes to cool for ten minutes.

Invert cupcakes onto a cooling rack lined with parchment paper and let cool completely.  Peel off any parchment paper still clinging to the cupcakes. Leave them bottom side up, what was once the top is now the bottom and vicey-versy.

Frosting:

4 oz. dark chocolate, melted

1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa

½ cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 Tbsp. milk

S'morecupcake5Mix all frosting ingredients on low-speed until incorporated.  Mix on medium speed for one minute.  Scrape in to a ziplock, cut off a corner and pipe on to cupcakes.  Garnish with a square of Hershey’s milk chocolate and a few mini-marshmallows.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s