Saturday, August 18, 2012

S'mores Cupcakes

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:

S'mores Cupcakes 

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
3 eggs
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

Chocolate Filling

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.

Marshmallow Buttercream

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 :)

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