Bring the campfire experience indoors with these S’mores Cupcakes! Rich, fudgy chocolate cupcakes are topped with chocolate ganache, marshmallow frosting and graham cracker crumbs. Experience the summer time s’mores magic all year long!
S’mores fans also love these No Bake Indoor S’mores Bars and this incredible S’mores Dip. Or bake up a batch of these delicious S’mores Cookies!
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Why this Recipe Works
This cupcake recipe might look intense. But a impressive as these cupcakes look, they’re not at all hard to make.
- S’mores Cupcakes have all the essentials: chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker!
- The chocolate cupcake foundation is made with two kinds of chocolate for an ultra rich flavor.
- Garnished with chocolate shavings for a beautiful presentation.
- All the amazing taste of S’mores without the mess, the camp fire or the bug bites!
Everyone will “ooh” and “ahh” when you show up to the party with a tray of heavenly S’mores Cupcakes!
Brewed coffee. This does not make the cupcakes taste like coffee! Adding hot coffee deepens and enriches the chocolate flavor.
Buttermilk. Use store bought or homemade buttermilk to make the moistest, fudgiest cupcakes.
Marshmallow cream. Also called “fluff”, it’ll be blended with powdered sugar to create the marshmallow frosting.
Bittersweet chocolate squares. You will add these to the s’mores cupcake batter and use extra for grating over the finished cupcakes.
STEP 1. Make the cupcakes
Add chopped chocolate and cocoa powder to a bowl. Pour hot coffee over both ingredients, then stir until melted and combined.
Add the remaining cupcake ingredients, then beat to form a thin, smooth batter.
Scoop the batter into a lined cupcake tin. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
STEP 2. Chocolate ganache
Melt milk chocolate morsels with heavy cream, stirring until smooth. Spoon the ganache over cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
STEP 3. Marshmallow frosting
While the ganache sets, beat together the marshmallow cream, powdered sugar, butter and heavy cream.
Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Finish the S’mores Cupcakes by sprinkling them with chopped or grated chocolate.
Tips and Tricks
- Use good quality chocolate. The higher quality, the better the finished cupcakes will taste. I use ghirardelli brand with delicious results.
- Make sure your coffee is piping hot. The temperature helps melt the chocolate and “bloom” it with the cocoa.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl. As you beat the s’mores cupcake ingredients, use a wooden spoon to scrape down any batter that clings to the bottom or sides of the bowl. This prevents the chocolate from settling.
- How to crush graham crackers. Place crackers in a ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin or mallet to crush into coarse crumbs.
- Need something easier? Try our S’mores Pie for an easy 5 ingredient no bake treat!
Store these covered at room temperature for up to four days. You can also freeze these cupcakes for up to 3 months.
To tell if your cupcakes are done, lightly press your finger to the top of a cupcake. If it springs back immediately, they are fully baked. If the top stays indented, they need more time. You can also use the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick to the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, the cupcakes are ready to come out of the oven.
You could use hot water instead of coffee, but the flavor won’t be as rich. I promise you can’t taste the coffee in the finished cupcakes. It just makes them taste more chocolatey.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Pistachio Eclair Cake
- Funfetti Dip
- Dutch Apple Pie
- Ice Cream Cake Recipe
- Chocolate Fudge
- Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars
You had me at s’mores…found you through sweets for a saturday…thanks for sharing!
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.
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.
How funny! I did S’more Cupcakes this week too!! 🙂 I love your version! Found you at A Glimpse Inside!
These look so yummy!! I’m a smores addict!!
You have no idea how badly I want to CRAM one of these in to my mouth!! YUM!
How fun, I love blow torches! Great cupcake recipe!
Oh, boy, if I got a kitchen blow torch my husband would learn to cook…
Ooooh, look at that icing! These look to die for 🙂
Eep. I’m afraid of using a torch as well. These Cupcakes sound perfect!!
Mmm what a fabulous idea! Love it!
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!
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!
Yum girl, they look so wonderful. I’m not a s’mores fan, but your cupcake version definitely is right down my alley..
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:-)
These look divine! I love the wrappers. I’d love it if you linked this up at Whimsy Wednesdays going on now at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/whimsy-wednesdays-8.html
I am so afraid of fire too – I would have done the same thing! These look SO good!
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??
I literally just left Shelly’s site and saw her cupcakes. Now yours!
The Universe wants me to make these!!
Love that we both made s’mores cupcakes and while they are so similar they are totally different 🙂