Hubby and I went to his parents house to visit this weekend. We had a family dinner with his sister and brother in law and their two sweet children. I baked these awesome cupcakes for our dessert.
I used the cake recipe from this blog and the icing recipe from this blog. For the filling I made some heavy chocolate ganache.
Here is the recipe:
makes 24 cupcakes
1 box of white cake
1/2 cup (one stick) of melted butter
1/2 cup of milk*
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
3 tsp of vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Combine all ingredients with a mixer until well combined. Spoon into a lined cupcake pan and bake for 13-15 minutes.
Let the cupcakes cool completely.
*the fat content of your milk doesn't seem to matter, I have used several different milks (skim, 1%, whole...etc) and they all worked fine
1 cup of heavy cream
1 to 1.5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 bars of Hershey's chocolate
Heat the cream in the microwave for 1 min and 30 seconds. Add in the chocolate and stir. Once the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, put in the freezer for about 5 minutes or so to thicken it up.
1 cup (two sticks) of butter at room temp
1 7oz jar of marshmallow fluff
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream the butter, then add the fluff. Whip until combined (2 minutes). Add in the sugar and whip again for a few minutes until well mixed. Add the vanilla and mix for one minute more.
For a garnish I used 2 graham crackers, broken into 24 pieces and two bars of Hershey's.
To assemble, I cute a well into the cupcakes and filled it with the chocolate ganache. Then I piped the frosting on using a star tip. I then placed a chocolate square and a piece of graham cracker.
Here is another picture of the finished product :)