Last weekend my family was invited to a birthday party. I volunteered to bring cupcakes because I've been looking for an excuse to make smores cupcakes. I am not really a huge fan of traditional smores but I LOVE these cupcakes. You really need to try them.
Smore Cupcakes (2 dozen)
2 1/4 cups + 2 T. sugar 2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour 1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup + 1 T. cocoa 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon salt 9 ounces mini chocolate chips
24 graham cracker squares 1/3 cup butter, melted
Combine flour, 2 c. + 2 T. sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in mixer. Stir together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and add to mixer. Beat 2 minutes. Add boiling water and stir to combine.
Crush graham crackers into crumbs and add 1/4 c. sugar and butter. Place 1 T. graham cracker mixture into each cupcake paper and press with a glass. Sprinkle 2 t. chocolate chips on top of graham cracker crust. Bake 5 minutes at 350.
Remove from oven and fill each cup 2/3 full with batter. Sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crumbs and more chocolate chips. Bake 18 minutes.
8 egg whites
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in mixer bowl. Place over a pot of simmering water on stove. Whisk constantly until sugar melts and mixture is warm to the touch. (4-5 minutes) Transfer bowl to mixer and whisk gradually increasing speed from low to high for 5-7 minutes. Add vanilla and use immediately.
Use a butane torch to toast the marshmallow meringue and insert a piece of a Hershey's bar into the top. Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve.
The cupcakes were a huge hit and the party was a blast. Happy Birthday A.J.