Monday, August 16, 2010

s'more cupcakes with a marshmallow frosting and graham crackers on the bOTTom

One night I was flipping through the channels for something to watch and I stumbled upon this show called Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  As I watched for awhile, one of the contestants was baking a S'more flavored cupcake.  I thought that was a cleaver idea, but didn't think too much else about it and the show really didn't give a recipe.  Well a week ago I needed a dessert so I thought, and thought and for some reason those cupcakes came to mind, but I didn't exactly have time to bake something up from scratch.  So I opened a box of cake mix and the following is how I made my own version of a S'more Cupcake which was inspired by this show.  (Now before I go any further I have to tell you, I am still not bitten by the cupcake bug fad even though I have blogged twice about cupcakes :) but sometimes they are so darn cute I can't help myself.)

To start with I made a graham cracker crust for the bottom of my cupcake liners.  I took 4 graham cracker and crumbled them up and then added 2 Tablespoons of melted butter; stirred and then packed into the bottom of my cupcake liners with a spoon. 










Next I stirred up my chocolate cake mix and poured that on top of the graham cracker crust. 
I then sprinkled chocolate chips on top of the batter and baked them.  
Once they had cooled I mixed up a frosting of 50% marshmallow cream and 50% white frosting (from a can).

After the cupcakes were iced I drizzled chocolate on top (mostly to make it look cute)















Then I topped them with a marshmallow and torched it to give it that roasted look.  I must say the taste of the toasted marshmallow was probably the best part.  

Overall, it was a pretty quick and easy way to dress up a cupcake. 












Want to know what else I do to save time around my kitchen??  I can.  Stop by next week for my "Canning Week Blog Party" where we will be posting lots of tips, recipes, linky parties and give-a-ways all related to canning.  And find out how one day of canning in the summer saves me lots of time and resources all winter long.
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This post is linked to Hoosier Homemade's Cupcake Challenge and Cupcake Tuesday.
Just Something I whipped up Monday with The Girl Creative
Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist
Tasty Tuesday at Beauty and Bedlam
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Tuesday at the Table with All the Small Stuff
Tuesday Taste with Crazy Daisy
Real Food Wednesday with Kelly the Kitchen Kop

25 comments:

Sassy Style Cards said...

OH MY GOSH. That looks so amazing. I am on a diet so I cant try it right now but I def will in the future. Found your blog on blog hop and followed :)

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Jasey said...

Divine! Wish I had s'more. Cheesy, but I couldn't help myself! Welcome to Tuesday Tastes!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
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Cris Goode said...

Those look yummy!

Jerri said...

These look yummy!

mle said...

That is such a cute idea!! Since the weather has cooled just a touch, I can't help but let my thoughts turn toward fall and bonfires & s'mores - what a great variation!!

Jent said...

Reading this from the comfort of my bed and tempted to get up and go make them! Def. tmw. as an after school snack!

Megan said...

Totally going to try these and soon! Though I'm going to have to go out and get a torch!

Jenn said...

Those look wonderful! And simple, I love that!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, my stomach is growling! These look amazing!

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

Those look amazing!!!! And so fun. :)

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

YUM! They would be sooo good with a cup of coffee!!! I think the kids and I will make some to take to our co-op picnic next week!
Thanks for sharing!
Sharon

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Yum!!! What an excellent and creative recipe :-) My husband loves s'mores, so I will have to make these for him.

Nikki said...

These look amazing thanks for sharing.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Are you KIDDING me? These look soooo good! I will be trying these as soon as I can get to the store and buy the ingredients!

Melinda said...

I saw that same episode of Cupcake Wars and loved the concept of a s'mores cupcake. Can't wait to try your version!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your s'mores cupcakes look so cute, and delicious too!

Angela Newsom said...

Regular cupcakes are SO boring - thanks for giving me a new idea!

Brenda said...

Those look really fun!

HoosierHomemade said...

I love how you added the chips to the mix, great idea! Thanks so much for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday and the Challenge!
~Liz

AUDRA said...

Yum times 100!!
Thanks for sharing!!

emmylou said...

Yummm!

Terrell said...

Oh goodness..yum!! These look deeelish! My daughter would just love them! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you visit Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I would also love to have you link up at my Fabulous Friday Finds party every Friday!! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ FFD~

Our Family said...

Thanks for sharing! Those cupcakes look YUM-O! I will have to remember those in the very near future. :) Lana

Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist said...

Oh my goodness! These cupcakes look sensational! If only pictures could be tasted!

Thanks for visiting Monday Mania with this delicious recipe!

Kayla said...

My husband would kill himself on that!