S’mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes

I have a confession to make.  I have just recently realized that there is such a thing as national food days.  Remember my recent Raspberry Cheesecake post for National Cheesecake Day?  Well, today is National S’mores Day!!  How fun!!  If I can find any excuse for a celebration, I’m in.  I do have to admit that I have never been overly fond of S’mores.  I know…WEIRDO.  For these S’mores Cupcakes, I can make an exception though.  I wanted the cupcake part to really taste like a graham cracker.  I did some research and I came up with this graham-tasting cupcake!

I used part all-purpose white flour and part wheat flour.  I found this Hodgson Mill flour, which is also called graham flour.  Perfect! I decided to add applesauce to these cupcakes because I wanted them to be extra-moist.  I exchanged white sugar for dark brown sugar and added some honey and chocolate chips as well.  Mmmm!  Sounded delicious even before I baked them!  Now all that was left to do was incorporate marshmallows.  I found a marshmallow frosting recipe at Kitchen Konfidence.  It sounds difficult, and may be out of the comfort zone of some bakers, but it was really easy to make.  I promise!

S'mores Cupcakes

I could not wait to taste these cupcakes to see if they really did taste like  a S’mores.  The verdict?  YUP.  They were better than S’mores!  The graham tasting cake filled with chocolate chips paired up with the creamy marshmallow frosting was to-die-for.  I decorated them with some graham cracker crumbs and some Hershey’s chocolate bars.  Adorable, if I do say so myself.  I just love baking!  Good thing I’m a food blogger.  How will you celebrate National S’mores Day?  Would love to hear from you!

Enjoy!

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Cupcake recipe inspired by Martha Stewart

Marshmallow Frosting recipe by Kitchen Konfidence

S’mores Cupcakes

Yield: About 20 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • For the Marshmallow Frosting
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

    For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin pan with paper cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter and brown sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated.
  6. Scrape down bowl and reduce speed to low. Add applesauce, honey and then flour mixture. Beat until just combined.
  7. Add chocolate chips and mix in on low.
  8. Divide batter evenly among baking cups. Fill each to about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes and until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool on wire rack.
  11. For the Marshmallow Frosting
  12. Mix egg whites, sugar and cream of tarter in the bowl of a stand mixer until combined.
  13. Place the bowl over a medium saucepan filled with simmering water. Make sure the water is not touching the bowl.
  14. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is frothy. (5-6 minutes)
  15. Transfer the bowl to a stand mixer with the wire whisk attachment. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract and whisk until incorporated.
  16. Decorate cupcakes with a pastry bag and a large tip.

Notes

Cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for about 3 days.

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Comments

  1. Pretty! I’m a big fan of food holidays. What’s not to love? And these look really delicious.

  2. They look absolutely delicious

  3. Hooray for National Smores Day! Nothing says celebration like cupcakes :) Oh my goodness, Hodgson Mills’ graham flour is the best. I’m not sure what I’m doing, but I think I’ll try some smores waffles this afternoon. Thanks for the reminder Michele! :)

  4. These cupcakes look beautiful, Michele! Perfect for celebrating smores day! :)

  5. I like s’mores in every form but actual s’mores. So these cupcakes? LOVE AT FIRST BITE.

  6. These look amazing! You had me at S’mores!

  7. Those look delicious, I love S’mores! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  8. These cupcakes look so delicious! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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