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Weekly Winner #22

14 Jan

What a flavor-filled (not to mention adorable!!) week of cupcakes!!  Oh.  January is fun!!

Elvis Cupcakes


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Cinnamon Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cupcake

Marshmallow Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes


Joanne’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes


Sugar Cookie Cupcakes


S’more Cupcakes


And, with a whopping 20.5 points, the winner is…..


The S’more Cupcakes from Extreme Canadian Coupons.  Check out that post here.  And see how it does in the Monthly Competition on January 31st!

Day 167 – S’more Cupcakes

14 Jan

Chocolate.  Marshmallow.  Graham Cracker.  It’s an unexplained phenomenon.  They’re all amazing alone.  But, together.  Pure.  Magic.  I can’t stay away.  Can you?  S’more Cupcakes (recipe below from Extreme Canadian Coupons).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy. Sticky and moist as well.  A little like a milk chocolatey devil’s food cake. They have a very smooth, even and sweet chocolate flavor.

The filling, which you’ll see below, is smooth and creamy. I spooned it in, but you could easily pipe it.  It tastes exactly like a Hershey’s milk chocolate bar. Just softer.


The buttercream is smooth and thick, but easy to pipe.  It has a very sweet buttercream taste with just a hint of marshmallow.

Smores-Cupcake     Mini-Smores

The double chocolate works nicely together. It really brings out the marshmallow flavor, which is fun! They’re even better if you let them sit for a bit, so the filling isn’t cold when you bite into it. I do wish there was a bit more graham cracker involved within the cupcake, and not just on top, to make it a true “S’mores”, but I can live with how tasty it is all by itself.


Note: The minis are surprisingly accurate. And stable. It’s a good, solid cupcake, so you can fill and frost it and it stays put.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4.5
  • Appearance: 5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5 (the filling and toppings aren’t hard at all, just take a bit more time than the average cupcake)
  • TOTAL: 20.5


S’more Cupcakes (recipe from Extreme Canadian Coupons)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

Ganache filling:

  • 4 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bars (approximately 6 ounces), chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter


  • 2 cups unsalted butter (do not soften)
  • 2 jars (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For directions visit Extreme Canadian Coupons.

*Tomorrow: Pumpkin Pomegranate Cupcakes*

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