S’mores Cupcakes

I had to host a Girl Scout meeting and I decided that we should bake. I had a couple of the girls choose a cupcake of their liking and they decided on S’mores.

This was a fun recipe to make. It does take some time though and it can be a little messy. But messy usually tastes good and the girls did a great job helping! I think they really enjoyed themselves.

The recipe consists of a chocolate cupcake stuffed with a large marshmallow, topped with marshmallow frosting, graham cracker crumbs and fudge. You can decorate them however you like, put a whole S’more on top or even use a graham cookie with chocolate. It’s up to you. Have fun with it!

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup boling water
  • 2/3 (4 oz.) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, at room temperature
  • large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350°. Fill muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Place cocoa in a small bowl and pour the boling water over cocoa and whisk until all lumps are dissolved. Add the chopped bittersweet chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.

In your mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat one minute after each addition. Add the vanilla.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix at low speed until well blended. Add the yogurt and mix well. Then add the remainder of the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Add the chocolate. Mix until blended. Do not overmix.

Fill the cupcakes liners about half-full and place a large marshmallow in the center of each. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove to wire rack to cool. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting.

Marshmallow Frosting

  •  2 Tbsp. milk
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 2 Tbsp. boling water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • graham crackers and prepared fudge for decorating

In a saucepan over low to medium heat, warm the milk and sugar for 6 minutes without stirring.

I a double boiler heat the marshmallows. When they are very soft, add boiling water, stir until smooth.

Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and with an electric mixer on medium speed, blend in the hot sugar mixture. Keep beating until partly cool.

What we did for decorating was, we drizzled the marshmallow over each cupcake. Then we added crushed graham crackers and a dollop of fudge topping. Finally, we added a graham cracker to it. But as I said before, have fun with it and decorate however you like.



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