S'mores Cupcakes

Every so often, a dessert comes around that I consider to be a life-changer.  Folks, this here cupcake is a life-changer.  On the outside, they look pretty fancy, don’t they? But on the inside you’ll find the most down-home food combination out there: s’mores.  Everybody loves them.  Nobody ever turns them down.  And when talked about, s’mores light up peoples’ eyes.  The thought of them made into a cupcake certainly lit up the eyes of a certain 4 year old when we talked about what kind of cupcake he wanted for his birthday party this year!  The party was a YMCA swimming party in the middle of December and these cupcakes were the perfect dessert…so reminiscent of summer, don’t you think?


S'mores Cupcakes

The graham crust on the bottom of these cupcakes makes them totally irresistible (as if s’mores weren’t irresistible enough on their own, right?) and provide such a difference in texture and flavor that you likely won’t find with any other cupcake.  And after the chocolate layer cools, you’re left with chocolate chunks between the graham crust and chocolate cupcake.  Holy yum!!  Don’t think I’m forgetting about the marshmallow frosting either.  It’s amazingly incredible…so light and fluffy that you’ll want to float away on it…so dreamy that you’ll want to bury your face in it. Not that I’ve tried… Though from the looks at some of the photos shared with me from the party this weekend, some of the kids did bury their faces in it. Hi-larious photos!

The only tricky part about making these cupcakes is that you’ll need something to brown the frosting with.  I still don’t have a crème brûlée/kitchen torch, though I do have one on my Christmas list this year, but Kyle is as much the king of tools as I am the queen of kitchen gadgets. He had a blow torch readily available in the garage and we both had a blast browning these cupcakes with it.  The torch was a little difficult for me to wield due to its weight so he did the actual browning and I’m hoping this may have been the spark Santa needed to leave me my own torch under the tree this year. :) Please do me a favor and don’t wait until next summer to make these cupcakes!