S’mores Cupcakes

by aimee @ shugarysweets on April 24, 2012

S'more Cupcakes: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and graham cracker crumbs
So, I bought a kitchen blow torch. I had every intention of torching the tops of these cupcakes. But I’m home alone. And I got scared. No, true story. I have a fear of fire, and since I have no idea how to fill the torch with the butane, much less USE the torch, I put it aside and took photos anyways.
Totally would have been cute, but I can hear the kids grumbling now. “but mom, mine is too brown.” “mom you didn’t burn mine enough.”
This is why camping is more fun WITHOUT s’mores. Okay fine, go call the camping police on me. I prefer to accidentally forget the marshmallows at home. I’ve said it before on this blog, and I’ll say it again…I hate cooking s’mores over an open fire with my 4 children. Besides the fact that they are a gooey disaster,  I end up having to cook them myself because the kids marshmallows conveniently go up in flames EVERY TIME…or how about the fact that when they do finally get a good marshmallow perfectly browned, it falls in the dirt with a child erupting in tears.
S'more Cupcakes: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and graham cracker crumbs
But these cupcakes? No tears involved. Just the sweet goodness of s’mores in a disposable wrapper. Dark chocolate cupcakes dipped in chocolate ganache, sprinkled with graham crackers and topped with marshmallow frosting.
You’re welcome. Surely I’m not the only one who hates making s’mores????
S’mores Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen


    For the cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • For the Ganache:
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 7 oz Fluff (marshmallow cream)
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • Garnish:
  • 2 whole graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 bar Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a measuring cup, mix together cooled coffee and milk. Set aside.
  3. In mixer, beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Slowly add in dry ingredients alternating with coffee mixture (about 3 additions of each). Pour batter into cupcake liners, about 1/2 full.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.
  5. For ganache, melt chocolate with cream in double boiler until smooth. Spoon ganache over cooled cupcakes, sprinkle immediately with crushed graham crackers. Set aside.
  6. To make frosting, beat butter with marshmallow cream, powdered sugar and heavy cream for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy. Add more heavy cream if necessary to get desired consistency. To frost cupcakes, fill decorator bag and pipe onto cupcakes. Sprinkle immediately with chopped chocolate. ENJOY!

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

cookies and cups April 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Love that we both made s’mores cupcakes and while they are so similar they are totally different :)


Averie @ Averie Cooks April 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I literally just left Shelly’s site and saw her cupcakes. Now yours!

The Universe wants me to make these!!


Something Swanky April 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

I love that you didn’t wait for someone to come help you with the torch! I am totally like that– always so impatient to photograph and post!!

I think it’s a blogger’s high that we get addicted to or something. And you just can’t wait to get that next fix!

Weird to compare blogging to drugs??


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 25, 2012 at 12:23 am

I am so afraid of fire too – I would have done the same thing! These look SO good!


Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family April 25, 2012 at 12:30 am

These look divine! I love the wrappers. I’d love it if you linked this up at Whimsy Wednesdays going on now at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/whimsy-wednesdays-8.html


Jocelyn April 25, 2012 at 2:13 am

There is no way I would have tried to use the torch with no one home either!!! But then I would roast marshmallows over a fire…love the crunchy coating they get. Yum!!!

Your cupcakes look so divine!!! Cute star plates:-)


Ginger Zuck April 25, 2012 at 3:11 am

Yum girl, they look so wonderful. I’m not a s’mores fan, but your cupcake version definitely is right down my alley..


Kristin April 25, 2012 at 3:37 am

I don’t allow myself to buy marshmallows or graham crackers anymore. I ALWAYS have chocolate chips, so the combination of the 3 means I’m gonna go up a jeans size.
Ganache AND frosting??? You’re killing me!


Sugarr2518 April 25, 2012 at 3:54 am

Oh-My-Goodness! These look soo tasty and tempting:) I am in a cupcaking mood, so I am pinning these for later. I will definitely be making these. Thanks for sharing!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

Mmm what a fabulous idea! Love it!


Kait Lun April 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Eep. I’m afraid of using a torch as well. These Cupcakes sound perfect!!


Kiri W. April 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Ooooh, look at that icing! These look to die for :)


TammyJo Eckhart April 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Oh, boy, if I got a kitchen blow torch my husband would learn to cook…


Julia @The Roasted Root April 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

How fun, I love blow torches! Great cupcake recipe!


Steph April 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

You have no idea how badly I want to CRAM one of these in to my mouth!! YUM!


Shannon April 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

These look so yummy!! I’m a smores addict!!



Katie @ Little Becky Homecky April 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

How funny! I did S’more Cupcakes this week too!! :) I love your version! Found you at A Glimpse Inside!


Carol April 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I really love your cupcake idea. I haven’t come across this yet. I love s’mores…and I love cupcakes. Together they must be amazing.


Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family April 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

I’m so glad you joined in at Whimsy Wednesdays. I tweeted about these. If you get a chance stop on over to join in the bloglovin blog hop that I’m hosting right now.


Heather @ InHerChucks April 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

You had me at s’mores…found you through sweets for a saturday…thanks for sharing!


Emily @ She Makes and Bakes April 28, 2012 at 5:15 pm

These cupcakes look incredible! I love s’mores, and I can’t wait to make these!


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