Mini Monets and Mommies: S'mores Cupcakes: Super Simple Baking

Sunday, September 21, 2014

S'mores Cupcakes: Super Simple Baking

I am so not a baker. But, I love to eat the sweets! Two of my favorites? Cupcakes and s’mores. Although I’ll eat just about any flavor of each, I like to go the non-traditional route. If you don’t believe me, check out my Monet Cupcakes or my Halloween Monster S’mores. So, I thought, “Why not combine the two?” And, I did! Into an ooey, gooey marshmallow, chocolate, graham creation that probably just added an inch or two to my hips.

 Marshmallow chocolate
Yes, I did say that I’m not a baker. When it comes to arts and crafts, I’m pretty confident. When it comes to cooking, I’m not. The other day I was watching Top Chef. My family always asks me why I watch Top Chef – considering that I don’t cook. Probably or the same reason that our middle-aged husbands watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show: Even if what’s on TV isn’t my reality, it sure is nice to look at. One of the chefs compared her cooking to artistry. And, I’m completely on board with that assessment. Cooking is an art. When it comes to baking, my soul is an artist while my hands are kind of a mess.

There are the occasional PTA bake sales, school parties and family picnics that require some sort of cake-y type creation. While I don’t measure up to the uber-amazing bakers at my son’s school, I think it’s important to at least try. Seriously, my son’s friend’s mom makes this amazingly moist rich cookie cake. I tried it and the result resembled that random cookie that your kid leaves in his backpack all school year long. With that in mind, I am not a from-scratch kind of girl. This recipe uses boxed mix and frosting. If you want to use your favorite batter and/or frosting recipe, go ahead. If you have one that you’ve created, feel free to share the link in the comments section.

Dessert Baking

Even though you can make this recipe yourself, why not get the kids in on the action? Measuring is a great way to help your child use math, mixing builds motor skills and the entire process is a science experiment in the changes that matter goes through. That said, never allow your child to use the oven or get near a heat source.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Chocolate cake mix

·        Chocolate and white vanilla frosting

·        Marshmallow cream/fluff

·        Mini marshmallows

·        Graham crackers

·        Plastic zipper sandwich bag

·        Cupcake tin and liners

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Mix up your batter.

Mix batter
2.     Pour the batter into the lined cupcake tins. Bake it according to the mix’s directions (or your own recipe).

3.     Take the cupcakes out of the oven. Let them cool completely.

4.     Cut out a small hole (go about 1-inch down) in the center top of the cupcakes.

5.     Fill the holes with vanilla frosting.

Cream center
Vanilla cream
6.     Top the cupcakes with a layer of vanilla frosting.

Cake Art
7.     Blend in the chocolate frosting.

Coco Vanilla
8.     Place two or three graham crackers into a plastic zipper bag. Get your frustration out and bang, squish and pound the bag to crush the crackers.

Cake Topping
9.     Spoon the marshmallow crème into a bowl. Add mini marshmallows and half of the graham cracker crumbs. Mix it all up!

cupcake top
10.   Use your hands (or have your child use hers) to add the mixture to the top of the cupcakes. Using a spoon won’t work well. The mix is too sticky and may not come off onto the cupcakes.

11.   Sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs on top.

 
You can adjust the s’mores cupcake recipe to make slight variations. I made a few with plain vanilla frosting and mini marshmallows (because of the chocolate cake, you still get the s’mores effect) and a few without the marshmallow fluff.
Family Baking

Cake recipe

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24 comments:

  1. Awesomeness is about the only way to describe these! Coming over from Tasty Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks! It's hard to stop eating them.

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  3. Oh my. This looks delish!! Since I am a non-chef, I can definitely go for this! Thanks for stopping by Merry Monday. Pinned to my personal board!

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  4. Yum! These look so good. I'm with you on the s'mores fascination. I may have to make s'mores brownies tomorrow because of this ;)

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  5. My stomach was *literally* grumbling reading this post. Those cupcakes look absolutely divine. Can I please come over?!

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    1. Thanks! these went pretty quickly in my house.

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  6. Yummy! Thanks for sharing with Pintastic Pinteresting Party!

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  7. Love your fabulous post and the delicious looking cupcakes. Would be honored if you would come by and share at Foodie Fridays where I am co-hosting. (startsThursday 9pm EST) Hope to see you there.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    Puregracefarms.com

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  8. Oh my they look so delicious! Pinned!

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I've pinned your recipe to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday board. We hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

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  10. What beautiful cupcakes! I love the idea of the swirled chocolate and vanilla frostings. Thanks for coming by the Retro Re-pin Party. See you there next week on Weds. at 8 p.m. ET.

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  11. These Look delicious! My kids would love them! Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I have pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest board.

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  12. Erica, two things.
    1) The Retro Re-pin Party begins on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, not Weds like I said before. Silly moment I had.
    2) Today you are being featured at SomebodysDinner.Blogspot.com
    Come by to grab a button.

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  13. I found this through the Retro Re-pin party. The picture drew me in. The recipe looks and sounds great. Pinning. I think my grandchildren will love this.

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    1. Thanks! My son absolutely loved these. And it's so simple!

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  14. I didn't recognize what I was taking a gander at for the principal couple of times I explored different avenues regarding it.

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