Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gimme Gimme Smore!

Ladies and Gentleman, I present Smores Cupcakes!
Trust me, these are better than the original campfire treats!

Use the Hershey's Chocolate Cake recipe I posted - the cupcake variation is there. Here is the Marshmallow Frosting recipe:

2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 lb. confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
16 oz. tub of marshmallow cream (I recommend Fluff)
Cream the butter on high until it's light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time. Beat in the vanilla until incorporated. Then dump in the Fluff and mix it up 'til it's all creamy. Transfer to pastry bag (if desired) and pipe onto cupcakes!

Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker, add a small piece of Hershey's Chocolate, and you have the perfect Smores cupcake! I used chocolate pieces from the big Hershey bar, as you can see from above, but the Prince also recommended using chocolate chips so you get chocolate in each bite. Perhaps I will do that next time, but I love the way the chocolate piece looks on the cupcake!

The cupcakes above were made and eaten at a barbecue this past weekend at my sister's. It was the siblings and our significant others, and Jack, too, of course!

Speaking of cupcakes, how cool is this baking pan?!?
http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-2105-5038-Giant-Cupcake-Pan/dp/B000UPRAXA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1217985274&sr=8-2

3 comments:

K9 said...

i found some antique jello molds and baked in them. the shape wasnt as distinct, but they were all different. love. cupcakes.

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness... I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend. You rock, girl!

moi said...

Oh. My. You had Moi at marshmallow frosting. And, of all the chocolate cake recipes I've ever made, I think the one on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa box is the best. It works for layer cakes, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and Bundt. Da best.