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S'mores cupcakes - graham cracker crust, dark chocolate cake, graham cracker crumbles on top of cake, toasted marshmallow icing


Create a 'crust' by combining graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar.  Press crust into bottom of lined cupcake pan and bake at 350 for about 4 minutes until golden.  Fill liner 3/4 with chocolate cake batter (a box works well to save some time, from scratch i like to use Hersheys Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe).  Sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top of batter and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.  Once cooled, ice with marshmallow icing.

Two options for icing:

1. Genuine Marshmallow frosting

8 egg whites, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 tsp cream of tarter, 2 tsp vanilla

Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl and set over a simmering saucepan. Whisk continuously until sugar dissolves and eggs are warm to the touch, about 4 minutes.

Set aside and use handheld beater and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.  After about 7 minutes, add vanilla and mix until combined.

2. Make a basic buttercream icing

2 sticks of butter, 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp vanilla, 16 oz jar of Fluff or Marshmallow cream

Whip butter for about 5 minutes until airy, add in sugar gradually to avoid a powdery mess, mix in Fluff and vanilla.

If you choose the 'genuine marshmallow' route (as first pictured), pipe a generous heaping on top and gently brown with a kitchen torch or under a broiler for about 30 seconds.

If you choose the Fluff route, decorate with graham cracker crumbs and curled bits of chocolate or a piece of Hershey bar.

Icing makes enough for 12-18 cupcakes, depending on how much icing you prefer.

Enjoy, these are always a hit!

Comments

lynnceline (author)2011-07-10

These sound very yummy. Well, except for the part about placing the ingredients in a heat-proof 'bowel'... :P

Will be trying these very soon!

KristenBakes (author)lynnceline2011-07-10

oh no, what an awful typo:P

thanks for bringing it up, that technique would ruin the entire recipe, lol

lynnceline (author)KristenBakes2011-07-10

You're right! As delicious as these sound, that's a technique that I don't think I'd be willing to try :)

edde (author)2011-07-10

Didn't have any of the ingredients but it looked so good I printed out the article and ate it!

jvitanza1 (author)2011-07-10

I can't wait to make these for my grandchildren!!!!!!!!!

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