Thursday, July 16, 2009

S'mores Cupcakes...Revitalized!!

So a few months ago one of my good friends asked me to make her s'mores cupcakes for her birthday. I made an experimental version a few posts below...but I wasn't impressed. Well they tasted like amazing chocolate marshmallow cupcakes, but nothing like s'mores.

I noodled on it for a while, but just didn't have the time to try again before the big day. Which turned out to be a 95 degree day, and did I mention our new house doesn't have A/C? Yes, turning on the oven was a decision of madness, but I perservered.

I went with a graham cracker cupcake (2cups of graham crackers!) studded with chocolate chips, because I wanted the s'mores experience in every bite. Fluffy boiled icing was the frosting of choice, birthday girl loves it. LOVES IT, and doesn't care a whit that it is the world's most sticky substance ever known in a kitchen. Well not totally, but close.

So I whipped up a huge batch of fluffy boiled icing. I coned out the cupcakes and filled them with the frosting. Then I topped them with the frosting and a slice of Hershey's and graham cracker.

S'mores in every bite. These things were CRAZY. Absolutely everyone loved them, and birthday girl was in heaven. Sure the house was 88 degrees when I was done and didn't cool down til 10pm, but it was worth it. They looked pretty too.

Fluffy Boiled Icing
3 tablespoons of meringue powder
1/2 cup of cold water
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup of water

Beat meringue powder and cold water until stiff, about 4 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to boil and cool slightly.With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the syrup mixture to the meringue.
Then beat on high for 4 minutes, until stiff and glossy.
Store at room temperature.
It's super fun to pipe as well and will develop an outer shell, and can be left out overnight with no issues.


Sweetie said...

that couldn't be a more perfect smore cupcake! was it hard to fill since the frosting is sticky? i have a box of grahams waiting to be made into these.

SUGAR B said...

This is one of my favorites!

I am still dreaming of that marshmallow frosting and Hershey's bar!


Freck said...

Oh man, I loooove smores. These look delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

S'mores + cupcake! What's not to love? YUM.

Patrizia said...

I could stare at that cupcake for hours. Yum!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Oh I have to try these, the last ones I made were a flop.

Mara said...

Sweetie, nope not hard at all actually, the frosting is sticky but I used a filled piping bag (that I then used for the dollops) to fill them, so a little squeeze was all it took.

The graham cracker cupcake was a nice surprise, but again next time I would put even more grahams than the recipe I used. YUM!!

Princess said...

these look delicious!!! I

I am a horrible cook, but after looking at this picture, I feel like i am going to for sure try these...because I want them so bad!

Now I am going to sit here and salivate for the next 5 hours :)

Jennifer said...

This is great.I try this on my mother's birthday..
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