Monday, March 09, 2009

S'more Cupcakes

These were the other cupcakes that I made during semester break. I made them again a few weeks ago but that batch came out pretty ugly... so no pics of cottage cheese cupcakes to show :P. I was surprised when most of the people i gave them to never had S'mores before so i thought I'd take a minute to explain what they are. S'mores are a traditional campfire snack: you roast the marshmallows until soft and toasty and sandwich them between graham crackers with a chocolate bar. The marshmallows melts the chocolate, turning everything into a big gooey mess... it's great :D. Check out the huge campfires we used to have back in Paraguay! I miss my childhood :'( So don't get discouraged by the complicated recipe, it'll all worth your while after taking the first bite through the multiple layers of graham crackers, cake, chocolate fudge, and marshmallows! *omnomnomnom* ... Okay, back to my pharmacology flashcards now, frickidy freak!

S'more Cupcakes
derived from and
makes 12 cupcakes
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature [i used 1/3 cup]
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar [i used white sugar]
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Chocolate Fudge Filling [recipe below]
  • Marshmallow Frosting [recipe here]

  1. Combine 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup of melted butter [picture 1].
  2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon into each cupcake paper, pressing down to cover the bottom[picture 2]. Set aside.
  3. Beat 1/2 cup of butter on high speed until soft, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add in brown sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds after each [picture 3]. Set aside.
  6. Mix together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  7. Measure out milk and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
  8. Add about a fourth of the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat to combine [picture 4].
  9. Add in about one third of the milk/vanilla mixture and beat until combined [picture 5].
  10. Repeat above, alternating between flour and milk, ending with flour mixture.
  11. Fill cupcake cups with cake batter (they should be 2/3 - 3/4 full) [picture 6].
  12. Place muffin tins on the middle rack of a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Remove cupcakes and let it cool down for 20 - 30 minutes.

  14. After the cupcakes have cooled, use a knife and cut a hole into the cupcakes. Fill with chocolate fudge filling (see recipe below) [picture 7]. (you may put the top back on to prevent marshmallow frosting from seeping in)
  15. Top each filled cupcake with marshmallow frosting with a greased spatula [picture 8]. [if using homemade marshmallow frosting, remember to frost right after whipping for easy handling. ]
  16. Decorate with chocolate drizzles and graham cracker crumbs.

S'more Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Filling
  • 150g semi-sweet chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  1. In a double boiler, mix all ingredients together until fully combined.
  2. Allow to cool.


  1. Wow, I’m amazed by how detailed your directions are and how sophisticated your photo labeling is! Your cupcakes look deliciously messy to eat, and I’m sure all your friends had chocolaty graham cracker crumb mustaches while eating them. If you live in a med school dorm, you must be the most popular person on the floor with everything you cook. Enjoy that pharmacology!

  2. In reference to the campfire photo: I forgot to mention that that's one serious blaze you guys had going in Paraguay! I guess as a kid you took S'mores-making really seriously. :) That German shepherd in the foreground looks scared to death!

  3. What I really want to know is how you remain skinny despite baking/eating all this.

  4. woww is that really how u make the marshmallows?

  5. muhahaha i love it!!!
    when are you gonna to make it again~~
    hahaha give me one then :P

  6. @ Sapuche: HAHAH, great observation. Looks like my friend was protecting the dog from the flames! Thanks for the compliments :D

    @ Denise: i only eat like, 2 cupcakes out of every batch. I feed the rest to JLo and friends. Did I tell you? JLo's now 93kgs!!

    @Anonymous: yup! they're quite simple to make!

    @Annie: Thanks! Hope you enjoyed them :D I'll start baking again once our Pharm finals are over...and if i do, i'll be sure to drop by our place!

  7. is it just my computer or is the link to making the marshmallow's called" antilag battle" ?

  8. @Anonymous: OMGGG, HAHAHA, sorry, my mistake! I was using my bf's computer when updating this entry. His keyboard's "Ctrl" key is placed somewhere different than mine so i guess i miss-copied it and posted up one of the car-racing videos he was watching instead (he's a car freak). My bf and I had a big laugh over this just then. Thanks for correcting me!

  9. on the cupcake part, you typed 1/2 butter. is that stick or cup?
    did u have any troubles with the cupcake? cause i opened the cupcakeblog and she said she had some troubles rising the cupcake bcause of too much butter..
    also, did u cut in the cupcake to fill in the chocolate fudge or just put the fudge on top of it?

    * too excited. heehee

  10. @jxin: Ooops, thanks for correcting me. It should say 1/2 cups of butter. I used around 1/3 cups and there was no problem with rising. If you're not sure, you can always add 1/2 a teaspoon more of baking powder. You're supposed to cut a hole into the cupcakes and fill them with chocolate. To prevent the frosting from seeping in, you can put the top of the hole back on. Hope your cupcakes turn out well!

  11. hahaha 93 kgs isn't THAT bad, considering that he's tall!

  12. my feeling was right.
    it didnt rise too much for my cupcake =( maybe bcause i added extra crumbs to my mixture =P
    but its still goodd..
    im definitely going to make some more (smore)
    for the chocolate fudge i just added the store bought fudge from herseys. and the marshmallows i just melted the store bought also.
    i cheatedd... but it was soo good!

  13. I guess no one knows what smores are in poland, huh? Looks great, and thanks for the detailed recipe!

  14. Excellent blog. I just started one 2 weeks ago.

    Saw marshmallows made on tv 2 times last winter and bought the geletin and could never find either recipe online. Will make them this weekend and post to my blog.

  15. Just found your blog accidentally and am sooo impressed. Will definitely be checking in regularly.

  16. I love what you did on your blog! The photos are really helpful and these recipes are amazing!

  17. Thanks for the nice comments, everyone!

  18. Awesome Recipe. I will be making this with my four yr. old. She loves cupcakes.
    I just started my own site...Check it out..

  19. I love the detail on your pictures. These cupcakes looks amazing. Looking forward to trying them out.