Monday, May 6, 2013

S'mores Cupcakes

When I was planning out the food for my friends baby shower I knew I wanted to do something cute for dessert. I love cupcakes because it's easy for everyone to just grab one and move down the line. In fact, that was kind of my theme for her shower - everything was in individual servings, making it super easy to take what you want without having to dish it out. Easy and fast!

Anyway, I have a basic sour cream chocolate cupcake recipe I love, so I used that as my base. If you haven't checked out my Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting you should! That is my basic cupcake mix (I'll post it below as well).

*Note: If you're going to make this recipe with the melted marshmallow on top, you might want to just barely undercook your cupcake. Otherwise, the top will get really dried out from the broiler. 

S'mores Cupcakes

Makes about 18 cupcakes

1 box Devil’s food cake mix
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
½ cup light sour cream
1 cup 2% milk
3 eggs
18 large marshmallows
18 rectangles of Hershey's chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk and sour cream, whisking until smooth. Drizzle in butter while continuing to whisk. Next, mix in the cake mix until just combined. Do not over mix!

Line muffin pans with liners. Using a ice cream scooper, fill each a little more than ¾ full. Bake until just done, about 16 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each with one marshmallow (lying down, not standing up). 

Crank your broiler up to 450. If you go any higher, the outside of the marshmallow will burn and the inside will still be hard. Watch them carefully and remove them just after they begin to get golden brown. Using a butter knife, gently press the marshmallow down so that it spreads out like a frosting. Let cool for a few minutes and then add your chocolate. 

*Note: Should you wish to use marshmallow fluff, grind up graham crackers and add a sprinkling of those on top of the fluff and under the chocolate square. I will say that using a marshmallow under the broiler is probably a lot easier than trying to use the fluff as icing.
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