Day 73 – Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes

12 Oct

So, today, I wish a very happy birthday to Anna.  She has been like a sister to me almost my entire life!  I’m so thankful that she moved to NYC so that I feel like I have family nearby!!

It also happens to be that chocolate, in pretty much any form, is one of Anna’s all-time favorite things.  So, I couldn’t pick a more perfect birthday cupcake for her than these Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes (recipe below from Authentic Suburban Gourmet).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cakes have a devil’s food cake texture – light, airy and moist.  They have a nice even, sweet chocolate flavor to cake. Not too strong. Not dark at all.

Marshmallow-Frosting

The frosting doesn’t seem as thick as regular egg white/7-minute frosting, but it maintains it’s piping just fine, especially if you toast the tops. Very gooey.  It has a great vanilla-marshmallow flavor. Much stronger flavor than using marshmallow fluff, which so many recipes call for.

Chocolate-Smores-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Smores-Cupca

This is not a complex cupcake. This is a good, solid chocolate & marshmallow cupcake. If you love that combo, you’ll love this combo. If you don’t, you probably won’t…and you’re a little nuts…just sayin’. It’s not necessarily life-changing, but it is tasty!

Notes: This is another cupcake that doesn’t really work in mini. I lost about half of the batch just trying to get them out of the well-oiled pan – they’re just too delicate. And, there’s nothing actually S’mores about it until you add the graham cracker garnish, there’s no graham cracker in the actual cupcake of frosting.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 5 (the garnish is so simple, but so cute)
  • Ease of Making: 3.5 (only 1 bowl needed for batter – LOVE!)
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes (recipe from Authentic Suburban Gourmet)

Chocolate Cupcakes

(makes 24-27 standard sized cupcakes)

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup boiling water

Marshmallow Frosting

2 (large) egg whites
1 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For directions visit Authentic Suburban Gourmet.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes*

5 Responses to “Day 73 – Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes”

  1. lauriepieper October 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Yum! I bet the kids will LOVE these. I, for one, am looking forward to tomorrow’s Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes!

  2. tastytreats13 October 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Oh sounds delicious! I love s’mores!

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