16 September 2014

Ooooy Goooey S'Mores Cupcakes

Ever since I started this blog, I have been promising one of my very bestest friends that I would make her s'mores cupcakes.  I made them a few years ago, and she has been raving about them ever since.  So, I finally decided I would give in and make them again.  After all, she has been helping me to get off my butt and start training for another half marathon.  So, I of course reward her hard work and dedication to me with a bunch of cupcakes!

This recipe is PERFECT for Fall.  There is nothing better than a warm fire, comfy sweater, and of course, s'mores.  I figured I would shy away from the traditional pumpkin theme of Fall and give you all something different.  Don't worry, I have s'more (get it- "some more", "s'more" haha) great Fall cupcake recipes up my sleeve that involve pumpkin.

These cupcakes have a crunchy, graham cracker crust, with chocolate cake, marshmallow buttercream, and a Hershey's chocolate and graham cracker garnish.


Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup of melted, unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  •  1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 2 full eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
Marshmallow Icing 
  • 1 1/2 cup of room temperature butter
  • 8 oz of Marshmallow fluff
  • 1/3 cup of confectioner's sugar

Preheat your oven to 325 °.  Line 24 cupcake trays with liners.

First you want to make the graham cracker crust.  In a food processor, crush your graham crackers until you have 1 1/2 cups.  It took me about 1 and a half sleeves.  Then, in a medium sized bowl, add the graham crackers to your melted butter and mix together with a spoon.  Next add in your sugar and salt and mix well.  It should be like a grainy consistency.  Add in about 3/4 a TBSP of your mixture to the bottom of each liner and flatten out to make a nice, thin crust.  Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool before adding your cupcake mixture.

To make the cupcakes, I cheated and used a box mix.  You can either follow the recipe on the box, or feel free to use my alterations above.  I like to use more egg yolk because it makes the cupcakes richer.  I also like to substitute the water for milk in chocolate box mixes to make for a creamier cupcake.  Add in all of your ingredients and mix well until mixture is smooth.  Fill the liners with your cupcake mixture until they are about 3/4 of the way full.  Bake according to the package.  I baked mine at 350° for about 19 minutes.  Let them fully cool before icing them.

To make the icing, start out as you would making buttercream.  Cream your room temperature butter in a mixer on low speed for about 3 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.  Slowly add in your marshmallow fluff and mix on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes.  Then slowly add in your confectioner's sugar a little bit at a time until you get the desired consistency.  Frost your cupcakes using a piping bag.  You may want to put a little extra icing in the center so that you can easily place your garnishes on top.

To garnish, I first used a torch to "toast" my marshmallow icing.  This gave it that "burnt marshmallow" flavor as well as caramelized the top for a nice crispy coating.  Then add on top a chocolate square and small piece of graham cracker.  There you go... the perfect campfire treat!


  1. wow these look delicious! i love smores, so i am definately going to have to try this recipe.

    xo, carli

  2. This is the perfect fall recipe! Can't wait to try it.

    Heidi D.

  3. Wow these look delicious! I was toying with trying to make smores cupcakes for my husband's birthday, but decided to make blueberry pancake ones. I love trying different cupcakes, I am definitely going to be checking out the rest of your recipes! :)

  4. Oh my these look amazing!
    They look really easy to make, too, which is perfect for me!
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  6. oh my this looks SO DELISH! My mouth is literally watering from the sight of these cupcakes. Must have!

    xo, Pear