Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Delicious Dish Tuesday.... S'Mores Cupcakes

Once again I am back participating in Delicious Dish Tuesday presented by Eat, Drink & Be MaryCoping with Frugality and Full Time Mama.  This week is an extra special week because Mary over at Eat, Drink & Be Mary picked my South-of-the-Border Mac 'n Cheese to be her featured recipe!! Thanks so much Mary... it is definitely an honor to be featured on your blog!  This week is also special because it is the first week my recipe will NOT contain a ton of pictures.  Reason being is that I made these cupcakes for the cupcake baking competition at my husband's family reunion.  Now that might not seem like an excuse to you, BUT the real excuse is that I decided to make these cupcakes at 2:30pm on the day before the reunion when I had to leave for work by 3:45pm.  I also had the husband pick the cupcake recipe and didn't realize how time consuming they would be to make, so needless to say I didn't have time to take pictures for you all.  That being said, although these cupcakes were SUPER time consuming to make... they also tasted delicious and won me best looking at the competition!

So without further ado....

S'Mores Cupcakes
(recipe adapted from a recipe found on Pinterest via Baker's Royale)

Graham Cracker Layer:
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
7 Tbsp. butter, melted

Chocolate Cupcake:
1 c. flour
1 c + 2 Tbsp. sugar
1/3 c. + 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, melted and warm
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. instant coffee
1/2 c. hot coffee

Marshmallow Frosting:
5 egg whites (I used extra large eggs)
1 1/2 c. sugar

Chocolate Glaze:
2/3 c. dark chocolate (I used Nestle Dark chocolate morsels)
2 Tbsp. heavy cream
4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp warm water

1. Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350.
2. Reserve 2 Tbsp. of graham cracker crumbs and pour the rest into a bowl with the melted butter.  Mix to combine.
3. Add approximately 1 Tbsp. of mixture to each cup (12 cups) and firmly press crumbs down.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
5. While graham crackers are baking... add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl, mixing thoroughly.
6. Add in the butter, eggs and vanilla.  Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
7. Add in the instant coffee and hot coffee, beating for 30 seconds until the batter is smooth. (Batter will be thin enough to pour)
8. Divide the batter evenly among the graham cracker crusted cups.
9. Bake 18-22 minutes. (ours took about 22 minutes)
10. While the cupcakes are baking, make the marshmallow frosting... combine egg whites and sugar in a bowl placed over simmering water.
11. Bring mixture to 160 degrees while whisking constantly.
12. Transfer mixture to a bigger bowl and mix using a mixer with a whisk attachment on medium-high speed until mixture cools and doubles in volume (takes about 12-15 minutes).
13. Place dark chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over simmering water and let sit for 2-3 minutes to melt chocolate without stirring.
14. Slowly stir mixture to combine.
15. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine.
16. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached.
17. Set aside chocolate glaze to cool.
18. Using approximately 1/4 of the marshmallow frosting, add a thin layer of frosting to each cupcake.
19. Dip the frosted cupcake in chocolate glaze until covered.
20. Dust with graham cracker crumbs.
21. Use the remaining 3/4 of the frosting to frost the cupcakes on top of the chocolate glaze.
22. Use a torch of some type (my husband used a small propane torch, but you can totally use a kitchen torch if you have one) to "toast" the marshmallow frosting.
23. Enjoy!

Eat Drink & Be Mary


  1. Yumm! I've never made a smores cupcake. I love that there's coffee in this!

  2. these look to die for girl. Very yummy.

    1. Thanks babe!! They were super delicious... albeit super messy to make & eat... but delicious nevertheless!

  3. S’mores are one of my favorite desserts! Combined with a cupcake and I’m sold!

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    1. Anna they were totally delicious. Super duper messy, but super delicious as well!

  5. Oh these look delicious!!! I am sooo going to make these!!

  6. I considered making something similar for my husband's birthday. These look delicious so I think I'm definitely going to have to try them out! :)

  7. These look super yummy! Way to go on your win too! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!!

  8. You are so so welcome. And wow, two amazing looking recipes in a row. These cupcakes look delicious! My boyfriend LOVES s'mores and I just know he'd love these too. Thanks for sharing :)


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