Tuesday, November 13, 2012

S'mores Cupcakes

I promised the recipe from the delish cupcakes we had for Jack's birthday party, so here it is! It is originally from the Betty Crocker website, and you guys - really, they are SO good.  The recipe below is theirs, and any comments in italics are mine. 

For the cupcakes:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 vegetable oil
3 eggs I doubled this recipe, and accidentally left out an egg.  Oops! You couldn't tell!
1 cup graham cracker crumbs Put your crackers in a freezer bag and bash it with a rolling pin! It's cathartic.
4 bars milk chocolate, finely chopped. Chop it very finely so that it does not sink in to your batter.

For the icing:
1 7oz. jar Marshmallow Creme
1/3 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 to 2 tsp. milk

Optional:
1 bar of milk chocolate, finely chopped, to sprinkle on top

Teddy Grahams to decorate cupcakes with
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 26 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box; fold in graham cracker crumbs and chopped chocolate bars. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, butter and powdered sugar on low speed until blended. Beat in enough milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting spreadable. Spread over tops of cupcakes. I actually spooned mine into a freezer bag with the corner cut off to work as a pastry bag.  This was MUCH easier, because that icing is sticky to start with! Divide chocolate bar into rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally in half and place on top of each cupcake. Top each cupcake with bear-shaped cracker. After frosting has set, store loosely covered. 

I did not put chocolate on top of mine, just one chocolate Teddy Graham on each, and I think I made my icing much thicker than theirs, which I liked because I could kind of pipe it on for that fun swirl look that is popular with cupcakes right now.

Also I stored mine in the refrigerator, which worked fine, but if you do that, take them out at least a half hour before you serve them.  I didn't, and they were cooooold.  They warmed up quickly though!

Big thanks to my mom for finding and printing the recipe for me! They really are SO good!

8 comments:

  1. Yum! These look delish! I just made some Smore Cupcakes awhile back with my niece and they were fabulous as well. I also shared the recipe on my blog but I think yours look easier! I will have to try them out!

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    1. Oh cool! I found a ton of different recipes, but this one won me over in the end! I think it was the teddy grahams that did it!

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    1. I think they would still be great with a regular buttercream icing - you know- if someone doesnt like marshmallows or somethings! ;)

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  3. Good. Gracious.

    I would be in a lot of trouble if those were in my house. Yum!!

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  4. These look adorable! And sound pretty yummy too ;)

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  5. hey! that's my butt!

    and they were delish!

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