Tuesday, January 19, 2010

S'mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes
adapted from: Annies-eats.com

I saw these cupcakes on Annies-eats.com and they looked so good. Mine didn't turn out nearly as cute but I really like the idea of using marshmallow fluff instead of an egg white meringue frosting. These cupcakes have a graham cracker crust base, chocolate cake, marshmallow fluff frosting, topped with a graham cracker or chocolate square garnish.

For the graham cracker crust:
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
5 1/3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

For the chocolate cake:
your favorite chocolate cake recipe for 24 cupcakes

For the frosting:
2-10 oz containers of marshmallow fluff

graham cracker and/or chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Blend graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a food processor or by hand. Sccop 1 Tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture into each cupcake liner. Press mixture into bottom of each liner to form a crust. Prepare cake mixture according to your favorite recipe. Fill cupcake liners with the chocolate cake mixture until 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 21 minutes. Allow cupcakes to fully cool. It is very important to allow cupcakes to fully cool otherwise the marshmallow frosting will drip off. Top each cupcake with marshmallow fluff. Toast the marshmallow fluff with a creme brulee torch. Top with graham cracker pieces or chocolate pieces to garnish. Cupcakes should be served immediately.

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