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Day 46 – S’mores Cupcakes

15 Sep

Yes.  Another S’mores Cupcake (recipe below from Your Cup of Cake).  And, I can guarantee, this won’t be the last.  There are so many S’mores recipes.  And, lucky for us, there are so very many days left…

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cakes have a good density and moistness.  Nice chocolate taste.  Not too dark or rich.   The graham cracker at the bottom is really crumbly when you eat it.  Not a bad thing, just an FYI really.

Marshmallow-Filling     Filled-Cupcake     Filled-Mini-Cupcake

The filling is between a glaze and a buttercream.  It’s more cream cheese than marshmallow, but it’s not overly sweet either.

Graham-Cracker-frosting

This frosting is good and thick, almost like cookie dough.  It’s not overly sweet.  The graham cracker cuts the sugar a lot.  (Note: Make sure you really grind the graham crackers.  I had a few chunks left which made it a little hard to pipe.)

Smores-Cupcake     Mini-Smores-Cupcake

The balance is yummy!!  All 3 parts are super tasty, though not 100% like a S’more.  It’s kinda like an adult S’more – more flavor & less sugary.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 4.5

– Overall Taste: 4.5

– Appearance: 4.5

– Ease of Making: 3.5

– TOTAL: 20.5

RECIPE (recipe from Your Cup of Cake)

Chocolate Cakes:
1 ¾ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup boiling water
Graham cracker crumbs (fine crumbs)
Marshmallow Cream Centers:
4 oz cream cheese
½ cup marshmallow cream
1 ½-2 cups powdered sugar
Graham Cracker Buttercream:
8 oz cream cheese
½ cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (fine crumbs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons whipping cream or milk
mini marshmallows and chocolate for decoration
For directions visit Your Cup of Cake.

*Tomorrow: Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes*

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