11.03.2011

S'mores Cupcakes

College is keeping me sooo busy.  I've haven't posted in awhile because of midterm week, which was followed by fall break week. But I haven't had as much homework this week, and I've been wanting to post about these cupcakes ever since I made them last weekend.


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!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for linking to the marshmallow whoopie pie filling post on my blog! I hope you enjoyed it. I get a lot of mixed comments from folks about it but this truly is what we traditionally fill our whoopie pies with back home in Maine and I've loved it since pretty much birth ;)

    Lovely cupcakes!

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  2. It all looks so GOOD! Another great post. I'm on a diet so I just like the pictures. Really love your updated header too!

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  3. Such cute cupcakes. The filling was a very nice surprise.

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  4. Erin- No problem! I looked through website after website trying to find a nice simple recipe. I love it and how it turned out :)

    Aunt Amy and Dad- thanks so much!

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  5. Your pumpkin s'mores looks amazing!!! so despite all the troubles you faced with it they definitely paid off! That is hands down my no.1 fave Halloween treat I have seen around the blogging world this Halloween and I follow ALOT of blogs!
    I love how the mini choc chips in the middle of your s'mores cupcake just finish it off nicely! and your filling sounds gooooood...cupcakes with fillings are my fave!

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  6. Cupcake Crazy Gem- Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I really appreciate the feedback! :)

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  7. Hi Elizabeth! =) I chanced upon your blog while googling for recipes; I really love it! ^^ Your pictures are so nicely taken too. I'm a sophomore in university now; a Comms major though! :)

    I've a quick question for you though if you don't mind.. the icing that I make always turns out too runny thus I couldn't pipe properly :( do you have any help for that? I appreciate it much! :)

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  8. Genevieve- Thanks so much for the sweet comment!

    If you have runny icing, you can add some powdered sugar to it and that will stiffen it up. I would add a little bit at a time, maybe 1/2 a cup, and then if it's still too runny you can add some more. I hope that helps! :)

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  9. Thanks! :) I'm going to give it another shot this or next weekend; I'll keep you posted! ^^

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