Just as tasty as they sound! These little cupcakes were the perfect summer treat. Just one bites worth of s'more without the ooey gooey mess of making the classic version.
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I decided to go with mini versions of this cupcake. I used the recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book, but put my own classic twist on the frosting.
The recipe calls for marshmallow frosting.. very challenging to make using gelatin, sugar and lite corn syrup. After I cleaned up the sticky mess, I thought why not try cutting a large marshmallow in two and sticking them in the broiler to toast the tops.
Viola! I think these are the cutest versions I have seen so far, and really, the easiest way to go about it.
The first layer on top of the cupcake is a chocolate ganache glaze. I just used semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted them with heavy cream and spread a spoonful onto each cupcake.
The second layer is the marshmallow. I cut a jumbo marshmallow in half and put the cut side onto the cupcake and then into the broiler. Watch carefully! They only need a few seconds, a minute maybe to sizzle and darken with that gorgeous s'mores appeal.
The picture in the book shows a dark, almost chocolate looking cupcake! Not sure why mine turned out more like graham cracker color, but I think it works perfectly.
The recipe calls for graham flour which can be found at specialty health food stores. There is also honey mixed in which gave the batter a very yummy honey and graham cracker taste.
Right out of the oven, these cupcakes were light and fluffy. Not dense, but not dry at all. It evened out the heavy chocolate glaze and marshmallow topping.
I think I just love every cupcake in mini size, but really, how cute are these? I recommend these to everyone! They were so tasty and after some trial and error with the frosting, it was a relatively easy recipe.
To set the mood, I turned on my "fireplace" aka DVD, and snapped a few photos for my cupcake diary. The best part about these little guys is the fact that you don't have to build a campfire, and potential forest fire to get in a summer mood. Go ahead, try them out! Let me know what you think.