S'more flavored cupcakes are pretty popular right now in the baking world. Most of the ones I've seen have some sort of toasted marshmallow frosting on the top. I decided to make my own version by making a marshmallow filling, mainly because I've always wanted to make cupcakes with some sort of secret filling inside.
I really like how these turned out! I had never used a dark chocolate cake mix before I made these. You don't have to make dark chocolate cupcakes, though. Your favorite chocolate cupcakes will do.
I used a sharp knife and slowly cut a circle in the tops of the cupcakes.
I've heard of a lot of different techniques for scooping out the middle of a cupcake, but I just used the knife and it worked fine.
Next is the filling! I thougt about using the same marshmallow frosting that I used to make my whoopie pie cupcakes, but I decided to try a different one. After searching the internet, I came across this one at Erin Cooks.
At this point, I took my dog outside for a quick walk and snapped a couple pictures of the pretty fall leaves. This one is my favorite.
So back to cupcakes.
I frosted the cupcakes with chocolate frosting and dipped it in crushed up graham crackers. Then I added a few mini chocolate chips for cuteness.
I also covered some of them in mini chocolate chips for the extreme chocolate lovers in my family, which would be my dad and me.
I've been wanting to make a cake version of this because I've seen so many of the cupcakes. I attempted to make a s'mores cake with a pumpkin shaped pan because it was Halloween weekend, but it didn't really turn out how I wanted it to.
It looks pretty cute, and it tasted pretty good, but I had such a hard time with this cake that I almost didn't take it back to school with me. One of the layers stuck to the pan, some of the frosting fell off over night, the top layer sort of fell apart by the left eye. But you win some and you lose some. This lost. But the cupcakes won for sure!