Day 7 – S’mores Cupcakes

7 Aug

I.  Love.  S’mores.  I love all things s’mores!  So, I can’t ever resist a s’mores recipe.  These S’mores Cupcakes (recipe below from Baked Perfection) are no exception.

S'mores Cupcake          Mini S'mores Cupcake

What I found most interesting in this is that they aren’t a chocolate cupcake, which is normal for S’mores recipes.  They’re a graham cracker cupcake.  Super unique!  These cupcakes are very dense and almost wet, similar to a carrot cake.  The minis have the same density, which is nice.  The tops are slightly crispy.

Cupcake with filling           frosting

The chocolate filling is essentially a ganache.  It’s quite yummy, but I would prefer a semi-sweet or possibly adding a little milk chocolate in – the bittersweet was strong.  The frosting is delicious, though I’d add slightly less vanilla next time.

S'mores Cupcake          Mini S'mores Cupcake          S'mores Cupcake inside

Yum.  There’s a nice crunch to the toasted frosting.  (I used my oven broiler — it would be significantly easier if I used a kitchen torch.)  The minis have a nice bite-sized flavor, but the flavors really shine through in the full-size.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 4

– Overall Taste: 3.5 (would be higher with a lighter chocolate)

– Appearance: 4.5

– Ease of Making: 3 (Filling + egg white frosting)

– TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

S’mores Cupcakes (recipe from Baked Perfection)
recipe makes 12 cupcakes

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 15 whole crackers ground in processor)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped
1/2 cup (scant) heavy whipping cream

Marshmallow Frosting
Frosting recipe from Martha Stewart

4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For directions visit Baked Perfection

*Tomorrow: Decadent Double Chocolate Mousse Filled Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 7 – S’mores Cupcakes”

  1. lauriepieper August 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Those look fantastic!! Can’t wait to try ’em!

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