Day 348 – Smores Cupcakes

14 Jul

Today marks the last birthday of this crazy birthday-filled week.  Today is my cousin, Nick’s, birthday.  Yup.  He was born a day (and several years) after me.  I hated him for it for most of our childhood.  I’m over it now.  Clearly, as I decided on one of my favorite kinds of cupcakes for his bday.  S’mores Cupcakes (recipe below from The Cake Blog).

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are fairly dense, but still squishy. They’re sticky. Like stick-to-your-teeth sticky. They have a nice, sweet chocolate flavor. Not bitter at all. Quite sweet.

Marshmallow-Frosting

The frosting is light, airy and fluffy. It almost has the consistency of a strong whipped cream. Or Cool Whip. It has a sweet marshmallow flavor. Very sweet.

Smores-Cupcake     Mini-Smores-Cupcake

This cupcake is very smooth and very sweet. I’d like a little bit more crunch in my S’mores cupcake, but the flavor is undeniable. This is for the S’mores lovers who are more about the chocolate and marshmallow, and less about the graham cracker. If that’s you, these are amazing! They are smooth and soft. Gooey. The chocolate and marshmallow fluff complement each other really well. And they’re adorable. A great option for a party or get-together.

Smores-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4 (simple, but adorable)
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

Mini-Smores-top

RECIPE

S’mores Cupcakes (recipe from The Cake Blog)

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Marshmallow Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For directions visit The Cake Blog.

*Tomorrow: Key Lime Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 348 – Smores Cupcakes”

  1. thecakearchitect July 14, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    These look so yummy! 🙂

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