Thursday, September 11, 2008

Please sir, I want...

S'more cupcakes!


What can I say?  I'm getting a little adventurous...  With September in full gear I figured this was the perfect time to compose a farewell ode to the waning days of summer.  And what says summer more than chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers?

Soft, yellow cake enclosed around a sweet Hershey Kiss, topped with marshmallow cream icing, drizzled with hot fudge, and sprinkled with salted graham cracker crumbs.  Amen.



S'more Cupcakes
CAKE:
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 Hershey Kisses

FROSTING:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup marshmallow cream
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
up to 1/4 cup milk

GARNISH:
1/2 c. hot fudge ice cream topping
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers. In a small bowl, combine the flours. In a separate bowl, combine milk and vanilla. Set aside.

In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 

Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. 

Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full. Drop one unwrapped Hershey kiss into each cupcake tin, pressing down slightly so only the tip peeks out. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Combine butter and marshmallow cream in a mixer until well combined. Add sugar and vanilla. The mixture will probably be really stiff. If it is, add milk a little at a time until it's spreadable but still thick. If it gets runny, just add more powdered sugar.

Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing. When cool, frost with marshmallow icing.

Then take hot fudge and warm it slightly in the microwave before spooning into a plastic bag
(I like to use a product called "Hershey Bar in a Jar" that tastes just like a melted Hershey bar so they REALLY taste like s'mores). Cut off the tip and pipe in a little design on the cupcake. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and salt. Spoon onto cupcakes.

Consume in mass quantity.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

Anton said...

Mmm.

proseandconverse said...

You are too too precious. This is something I'd love to do but I just don't think I'd have the skill/patience for. So if you want to send me some, I'll give you my address. :)

Were they the scrumptiousest??? Uh, yeah, that's totally a word, btw.

Jay and Kat said...

Love your blog, found you thru Nannette...your entries arent gonna do much for my weight loss, though...
Jay
http://www.halftimelessons.com

Chuck said...

Yum! I love smores. I know these cupcakes will be delicious. Love the little marshmallow on top.

Brilynn said...

Awesome! A perfect ode to summer.

melissa said...

These look absolutely delicious and gorgeous!! I must make them and eat them asap!

PaniniKathy said...

"Consume in mass quantity" - will do!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

My kids will LOVE these! Just love them.

redw0rm said...

Just had to chime in with what have got to be the best cupcake-related rap lyrics in recent memory (at least since NWA) from the Chronic(les) of Narnia, the SNL classic from Samberg and Parnell...

--
Lazy Sunday, wake up in the late afternoon.
Call Parnell just to see how he’s doin’.
Hello?
What up, Parns?
Yo Samberg, what’s crackin’?
You thinking what I’m thinkin?
NARNIA.
Man, it’s happenin’.
But first my hunger pangs are stickin’ like duct tape.
Let’s hit up Magnolia and mack on some cupcakes.
No doubt that bakery’s got all the bomb frostings.
I love those cupcakes like McAdams loves Gosling.
Two, no six, no twelve, BAKERS DOZEN.
I told you that I’m crazy for these cupcakes, cousin.

Megan. said...

i love smores! i made some this weekend at a camp out so anything that has to do with smores obviously gets my vote. they look great!

Bella said...
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Giselle said...

Wow! These look amazing!! Can't wait to try and bake them

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the amazing recipe! I made these for my son's 7th birthday party yesterday and the kids practically inhaled them.

Amanda

Shona said...

Hey there! they look delicious! hope you don't mind, I posted about them, but gave credit!


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