smore cupcakes flambe!

It's cupcake hero time again! This month is marshmallow!! When I think of marshmallow my mind immediately goes to campfires and smores. Thus came smore cupcakes flambe! It's a chocolate cupcake with a layer of graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, that is then covered in melted marshmallows and torched to a nice crisp then covered in chocolate chips and more graham crumbles. Did someone say YUM!!!!!!???



smore cupcakes flambe!

Ingredients for cupcakes

Makes 2 dozen
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 96 mini marshmallows
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; mix batter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed. 2. Put 1 Tbs of batter into each cupcake liner, then add 1 tsp graham cracker crumbs and 4 mini marshmallows. Divide remaining batter to cover marshmallows, filling each about one-third full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

Ingredients for frosting
  • 1/2 of a 16 oz bag plain marshmallows (the small ones, not the jumbo ones)
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • shortening, for greasing bowls
  • 2-4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • pinch of salt
Place the marshmallows and water in the greased microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds. Stir in confectioners sugar a little at a time until desired "gooiness" is reached.

Cover cupcakes with frosting, flambe with a creme brule torch (or if you are ghetto like me and don't have one on hand a long fire place lighter will do in a pinch HA), top with chocolate chips and some more graham cracker crumbs. Delicious!!



Before the frosting went on the cupcakes looked a bit sad... marshmallows fluffing out the tops to a nice crisp! But ohh so tasty.



2 chews:

OMG these look SOOOO yummy!!!

OMG these look SOOOO yummy!!!

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