Wednesday, February 02, 2011

s'mores & cupcakes… "put your hands together!"

That's one of my favorite quotes from FRIENDS (except it was jam and sex, not s'mores & cupcakes)… love me some Joey!

I've been daydreaming about experimenting with s'mores cupcakes for a while now. S'MORES and CUPCAKES: 2 of my favorite things!


I would say they were a success :)

As much as I HATE to use box cake mixes, I had to because, well, I'm a workin' gal with a 15 month old (doesn't that say it all?!) and it was last minute for a birthday party, so I kinda had to throw these together on a whim. Luckily they were easy, didn't require many ingredients and, well, I think I just got lucky that day cause I didn't have any issues.

I searched high and low for the perfect marshmallow frosting recipe and FINALLY found the perfect one HERE… it made me giddy.

S'mores Cupcakes (makes 24)

Cake:
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 box instant chocolate pudding (optional)
eggs, oil, water - whatever the box calls for

Mix everything together (just throw the dry pudding mix in with all the ingredients - it makes the cake so moist and yummy!) and cook according to box.
Marshmallow Frosting:
8 oz. of marshmallow fluff
3/4 c. softened butter
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together in mixer. (I would have liked to have a little more icing, so if you want more than what you see on my cupcakes, I would double it)
I piped the frosting on and then crushed some graham crackers to sprinkle on top. Easy, cheesy! 

I still want to keep experimenting with these… the possibilities are endless! I hope you make them and I hope you enjoy 'em as much as I did :)

4 comments:

  1. Your s'more cupcakes look fantastic! What a great way to have s'mores in a cake form. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to come by this weekend and link your cupcake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  2. Love Smores Cupcakes! We all use boxed mixes sometimes :) I am having my first give away, hop over to enter.
    mickey
    http://monstermama-monstermama.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-give-away.html

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  3. What are smores? We don't have them in Europe!

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  4. Oh wow… Europe is missing out! Here is a link… http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/smores/Detail.aspx

    S'mores are normally made over a campfire or some sort of open flame, but lots of people (including me) just heat them in the microwave for about 10 seconds if you don't have a fire available. YUM! :)

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