S’Mores Cupcakes

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I know all of my Northern family and friends saw a whole bunch of snow, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a little bit jealous….mostly because I didn’t get to see any snow when I was in town for Christmas this year.  My Mom sent me a few pictures and it was beautiful!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take the sun over the clouds any day, but I do miss the snow time and again. 

View from my parents house

Our weekend was nice and relatively quiet, we did stuff around the house and bought some baby-proofing things, and a convertible car seat for Garrett, because he’s almost to the height limit of his infant car seat (where has my little baby gone??)

…but the best part for me was that I got to get into the kitchen and try a new cupcake recipe!!!  I had a taste for S’mores, and since it was too cold to start a fire and roast some marshmallows, and Dan was around to help take care of our little man, and because we were going to some friends house for dinner, I had time and a reason to bake and I decided to try a S’mores cupcake recipe! 

You will need….

  • 1 Package of your favorite chocolate cupcake mix (cupcake tins and liners)
  • 1 1/3 c Water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c vegetable oil
  • mini-marshmallows (the recipe calls for only 1c but I used 3 mini-mallows for each cupcake, and if I do it again, I may even add more
  • graham crackers (again the recipe calls for 1c, but I just eyeballed it)

Add your cupcake mix, water, eggs, and oil and beat with your electric mixer for 2 minutes

Spoon your batter into baking cups, filling halfway.  Sprinkle 3-5 marshmallows and 3 bite size graham cracker pieces in center and cover with additional batter

Bake 18-20 minutes or until a cupcake tester comes out clean

Let the cupcakes cool for a few minutes in the pan and then move them to a wire rack, and let them cool completely.  Once they’re cooled, frost them…

Sprinkle them with some graham cracker crumbs, top them with a Hershey’s chocolate square…

and enjoy!

I was pleased with the flavor of the cupcakes, but I wish there was a little bit more of a pronounced marshmallow flavor.  Next time, I may try to either add more marshmellows inside or perhaps even top them with a marshmallow cream rather than a frosting. 

Overall…..they satisifed my craving, and they were pretty, so I’d say they were a success!

Have you ever made a S’mores Cucake recipe?  Were you able to capture that perfectly smokey, and gooey campfire taste?  If so how did you do it?

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2 Comments

  1. Never tried any but they look good! I’m with you though … more marshmellow the better 🙂

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  2. Brittany

     /  January 16, 2012

    Maybe incorporate marshmello fluff into the batter somehow. I will be trying this soon. Looks fantastic! Miss you!

    Reply

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