S’mores Cupcakes

So these cupcakes. Probably the best cupcakes you’ll ever have in your life. Just sayin’. These have been on the blog for a while, but I recently remade them for a work bake sale and decided it was time for some better quality pictures.

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like s’mores. If you don’t like them, we probably can’t be friends. Sorry. (Uh, so a nurse at work told me he’s not a s’mores guy. Friendship revoked.)

The only s’more-like quality missing from these cupcakes is the toasted marshmallow frosting and that’s only because I don’t have a little torch to do it. Otherwise it would totally be happening. If you have one, do it. Embrace the toastiness.

A little graham cracker crust, the most chocolatey cupcakes you could imagine, fluffy marshmallow frosting and some graham cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. Salivating yet?

Good.

These campfire inspired cupcakes will be making an appearance at our Friday Night Dinner tonight and I can’t wait for our new guests to try them. Cupcakes are the way to anyone’s heart. (It worked, instant best friends).

Make them. Share them (or not). Enjoy them. Imagine it’s the middle of summer and you’re having fun around the campfire with a big group of friends. Feels good, doesn’t it?

S’mores Cupcakes

Yield: 16-18 cupcakes

Ingredients

    Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
    Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
    Marshmallow Frosting:
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Instructions

    Graham Cracker Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and salt with a fork. Drop 1 1/2 tbsp. of the mixture into each cupcake liner and press down. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. chopped chocolate on top of each crust and bake for 5 minutes. Keep oven on at 350°F for the cupcakes.
    Cupcakes:
  1. Combine butter, chocolate and cocoa powder in a heatproof bowl over gently simmering water. Heat until butter and chocolate have melted, stir to combine and set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk the eggs; add the sugar, vanilla and salt, stirring to combine. Add chocolate mixture and whisk together.
  4. Sift in 1/2 of flour mixture and stir. Whisk in the sour cream, then add in the remaining flour and whisk again until just combined. Do not overmix. Divide batter between liners with graham cracker crusts and bake 18-20 minutes.
    Marshmallow Frosting:
  1. Combine egg whites and sugar in bowl over gently simmering water. Whisking constantly, bring to 160°F.
  2. Transfer mixture to stand mixer with whisk attachment. Beat on medium-high speed (8) until the mixture cools, doubles in volume and stiff peaks form, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Once cupcakes have cooled, pipe frosting on top. If you have a blowtorch, use it to gently toast the frosting.
http://www.bryonycooks.com/smores-cupcakes/

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