S’mores Cupcakes Featuring Chocolate Marshmallow Buttercream


smores close.jpgAs we continue with cupcake week I wanted to introduce you to a shop favorite. I was asked to put these together by a dear, kind man with a massive sweet tooth! His comment was “Lana, I love S’mores and adore your cupcakes—how can we make both?” Today’s recipe is my solution and they were an instant hit! After all who doesn’t adore chocolaty, creamy S’Mores?

Here are my cupcake version of S’Mores with an elegant twist. Sweet, dense but moist, buttery, graham cakes filled with creamy marshmallow centers, topped with milk chocolate marshmallow butter cream frosting. Delightful with a capital “D”

They’re fun to make, a little involved, but home made is always worth the effort. S’Mores cuppies are perfect for any gathering; bridal shower, cocktail party to barbecue!  No campfire needed! Yet, they’re wonderful to savor while enjoying the nighttime air, moon and stars. This is my style of constellation! Stellar!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup graham flour: or 1 1/4 cups of cake flour total, if you don’t want to use graham flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, cut into 16 pieces

Marshmallow Cream Filling

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow cream

Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

smores filled.jpgDirections:

  • Preheat oven to 350 * Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup, whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla extract; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, or bowl of a standing mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low, add butter one piece at a time, mixing until dough comes together and looks sandy.
  • Add about 1/2 of egg mixture and mix on low speed until incorporated, then increase to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add remaining egg mixture, with mixer on low speed, until incorporated. Scrape bowl, if necessary, then increase speed to medium-high and beat for about 20 seconds. The batter will just barely look a little curdled.
  • Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before filling and frosting.

Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Stir in vanilla and pinch of salt.
  • Mix in marshmallow spread and whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • If filling is too soft add more sugar as needed.

Frosting:

  • In a large bowl, or bowl of a standing mixer, beat butter and marshmallow until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add sugar and cocoa, beat until just combined.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of cream and vanilla, then beat on high speed for 4 minutes.
  • If frosting is too thick, add more cream, up to 1 tablespoon.

smores1 copy.jpgAssemble:

  • Fill a decorator (piping) bag, fitted with a cupcake filling tip with chilled filling.
  • Insert tip into center of cupcake and squeeze to fill. The cupcake is full when you can feel the filling push back against the tip (it will slowly force the decorating tip out of the cupcake).
  • OR use an apple corer to core out a small portion of the center of the cupcake and fill with the filling, then replace the cored out piece (or a portion of it).
  • If you get a small mound of filling on top of your cupcakes, just use a small spatula to swipe it off. If it’s crumb-free, scrape it back into the remaining filling.
  • Frost cupcakes as desired and top with garnish of your choice. I used a maraschino cherry, sprinkles, chocolate kiss and a pirouette cookie. Makes 6 large or 12 standard cupcakes

© Recipe by Lana Russo

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Osyth says:

    Lana, I dub you Queen of the Cupcakes. I am drooling in a frankly unfeminine way and my waistline is shouting ‘to hell with lean – let’s get mean and marshmallowy’. I have no defence – I’m giving up and going in 😀

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    1. Thank you, Osyth! Will you promise to attend the coronation?? I accept & will proudly wear my crown 🙂 Dive in the marshmallow is fine & fluffy! ♥

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      1. Osyth says:

        I shall be placing the crown on your head!

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Chocolate, Marshmallow, Butter cream – Oh My!! There goes the diet – once again…..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Just follow the marshmallow brick road! lol! Thanks a bunch, GP!

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Lana, you got me on this one – I am all in for S’mores cupcakes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nothing beats a good S’mores eh, spearfruit? Thanks a bunch! You’ll love em’!

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  4. Now you are talking !… Yum !!! :-)…Thank goodness we are heading for winter, I can always cover up with a bulky jersey 🙂

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    1. lol! Lynne! Thanks!! You’re right! I like your way of thinking! ♥

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  5. Loving this cupcake week !!! want this one too 😀

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    1. Thanks so much, Freda! The crew here loved cupcake week too! They got to devour the photo shoots! ♥

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  6. Lana they look gorgeous and am sure they taste amazing !!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marisa! We were very pleased at the flavor. So much like S’mores but sideways haha! ♥

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      1. They are perfection Lana 🙂

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  7. These are gorgeous and yummm

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn! They were so fun to put together!

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      1. I am sure they were!

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  8. Oh wow Lana, these are over the top beautiful!!!

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    1. Aww! Thanks, Kathryn! The camera really loves that swirl of frosting 😉

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