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Sunday, July 15, 2018

S'mores Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream

Chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and piled high with toasted marshmallow buttercream. S'mores cupcakes are a perfect bite of summer!

This giveaway has been sponsored in part by Torani, however, all opinions, as always are my own. Giveaway ends July 30, 2018. #ToraniSummerGiveaway #Torani



     One of summer's greatest pleasures is a perfect s'more. However campfires aren't always available so now you can enjoy those flavors in cupcake form complete with fluffy toasted marshmallow buttercream. I cannot even tell you how much I love this frosting!


     This food blogging gig is rough sometimes. Two weeks ago I had to make some ice cream. I mean it's a terrible burden to have to taste test orange creamsicle cheesecake ice cream night after night until it's gone.

    Ok. It's definitely not! It's so much delicious fun!




     Now today Torani gave me the choice of using some of their great products to create something for you! I would pretend it was an inconvenience, but it totally wasn't! 




   I spent a fair amount of time on their site looking at flavors and thinking of possibilities. I ended up choosing a bottle of strawberry syrup that we are absolutely loving in lemonade. I also got some of their frappe mix which has made our mornings super delicious!




     The instant I saw the toasted marshmallow though, I knew it had to be mine. I could feel it in my sweet tooth! 😉

     While it is delicious mixed in one of those frappes I was telling you about and would be amazing in a mug of hot chocolate, I had other ideas in mind.

     Cupcake ideas! With loads of fluffy frosting.  I can't help myself. You know I 🎂 frosting right? I even have multiple t-shirts and a hoodie that say so!




    To keep in line with the traditional s'more flavors, these cupcakes start with a graham cracker base. Now I will be honest, that part definitely makes these a bit messy to eat, but it's worth every crumb! Just eat them outside or with a plate and fork. 

    Whatever you do, don't let the possibility of a few graham cracker crumbs deter you from making these beauties. It wouldn't be fair to you or your guests!

    On the graham crust goes yummy chocolate cupcakes. We love the devilishly good chocolate cake so much, that is what I normally use for cupcakes too. However if a chocolate cake mix is more your style, use your favorite. It will work perfectly! 




    After your cupcakes are baked and cooled, it's time to move to the star of the show... toasted marshmallow buttercream! Just typing it makes my mouth water. 

     I wanted super fluffy frosting with loads of toasted marshmallow flavor to mimic a gooey marshmallow hot off the fire and that's exactly what I got. If you want a stiffer frosting, just add some more powdered sugar. 

     Also, if you are serving these in the heat, you can sub in some shortening for the butter to help it hold up. Do whatever makes you happy, just do yourself a favor and make them ASAP!




    I made a nice pile of frosting because I didn't want to run short. This was plenty to pipe a nice pile on each cupcake and left some to be served as graham cracker sandwiches which were also AMAZING! Ugh, you guys... this frosting 😍

   I included a scaled down version if you aren't as big of a frosting fanatic as I am. I am starting to think I should get the obsession checked out. 😉




    Decorating these babies was simple. I just used a large round tip to pipe on some frosting. Then a bit of milk chocolate bar and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs and they were all dressed up. They were so quick to do and turned out really cute. It was unmistakable what they were mimicking. 

    Now if you are in a hurry to make these and don't have any toasted marshmallow syrup yet, you could sub in marshmallow buttercream. However it will be missing the warm toasty notes.

    So go ahead and order a bottle real quick for some cupcakes then enter to win a year's supply of flavored syrups. Your coffee, lemonade and Italian sodas will be on point all year long. Plus just think of all pf the buttercream flavors you could make. Man, I wish I could enter. Just think of the cupcakes! 




As always: If you make these cupcakes–or any CWC recipes–let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. And post a pic on Instagram or Pinterest too—tag @carleecooks so I can see!  For more recipes and fun, like us on Facebook and follow along on Pinterest!



S'mores Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream
dessert, chocolate, cupcakes, sweets, cake
American
Yield: 24 servings

S'mores Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream

Chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and piled high with toasted marshmallow buttercream. S'mores cupcakes are a perfect bite of summer!
prep time: 20 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 45 mins

ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/4 cup graham crackers
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
Cupcakes
Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons toasted marshmallow syrup
  • Optional garnishes: chocolate pieces and additional graham cracker crumbs

instructions

Graham Cracker Crusts
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Melt the butter.  Stir in the sugar and graham cracker crumbs. 
  3. Place cupcake liners in cupcake tins. Spoon a slightly rounded Tablespoon of graham cracker mix into each liner.  Press firmly with your fingers or the back of a spoon. 
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. 
Cupcakes
  1. Mix up your favorite chocolate cake recipe, a chocolate cake mix will work fine. Scoop the cake batter on top of the cooled graham cracker crusts. 
  2. Bake according to recipe directions and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 
Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream
  1. Beat the butter until light and fluffy. 
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating in a bit at a time until it has all been added and whipped. Sprinkle in the salt.
  3. Add the toasted marshmallow syrup a Tablespoon at a time, beating well between additions, until you get the consistency you'd like. 
  4. Continue to mix on medium for about 5 minutes to get nice fluffy frosting. 
  5. Pipe or spread frosting over cupcakes.
  6. Garnish with a piece of chocolate and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs if desired. 
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33 comments:

  1. My daughter us baking a lot and this looks delish! She'd love to play around with those Syrup flavors! Yum!

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    1. Good then she can share some of her ideas if she wins! Good luck!

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  2. Carlee: you and Torani are a dangerously delicious combination! I’m not sure I would be quite so creative if I was gifted a year’s supply but it would be fun to try!

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    1. I am sure you could come up with some great stuff!

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  3. I make these but with a Swiss Meringue. I'm so loving your buttercream, though so I will do that next time! Carlee you are truly the queen of frostings!!!

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    1. Swiss meringue would be good too, but this toasted marshmallow buttercream is definitely a current favorite. (and thanks!)

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  4. S'mores, S'Mores. I want S'Mores...cupcakes!! MMMMM with your buttercream, you cannot go wrong, such gorgeous cupcake too! xo

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  5. I would make iced tea! For my aunty in Seattle <3

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    1. You could make so many fun flavors!

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  6. I would make this cupcake recipe! They would be a sure fire hit in my house.

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  7. Oh my GOSH! When I worked at a coffee shop, we used Torani syrups exclusively and my favorite drink to make was a toasted marshmallow mocha because they smelled SO GOOD. I can only imagine how good it would be in frosting!

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    1. It does smell amazing, doesn't it! You should definitely give it a go!

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  8. Hi Carlee, what an amazing ranger of flavoured syrups! The possibilities are endless... Okay, you now officially need help. A frosting sandwich? That is hardcore, you may even be beyond help!... The cupcakes look the business though.

    xx

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    1. I should probably seek help, but I'm not ready to quit yet! ;-)

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  9. These cupcakes are a summer dessert dream! I didn't even know toasted marshmallow syrup existed. Genius!!

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    1. You have to get your hands on some, just imagine the possibilities!

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  10. My granddaughter was looking over my shoulder as I was going through facebook. She said, "wait, grandma go back to those scrumptious cupcakes"! They really do look good.

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    1. Ha! That made my day, thank you!

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  11. These look delicious! I'll be sharing these as one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party. Stop by to check it out! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

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  12. These look delish! Pretty sure its impossible to go wrong with s'mores anything... and I could certainly go for a cupcake or two right about now!

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    1. I am always ready for a cupcake or two <3 Thank you!

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  13. I would use some for baking, beverages and popsicles. So many possibilities!

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    1. The possibilities really are endless!

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  14. These are screaming summer dessert to me!!! I have yet to eat a s'more this summer! I really need to work on that!

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    1. You really do need to get on that ASAP!

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  15. Carlee, I've made these delicious cupcakes a feature at this week's Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Thanks for linking up!!

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  16. I didn't know that syrups came in such wonderful flavors as Toasted Marshmallow! Thanks for introducing me :) I really don't know if I could have these cupcakes in the house with me.... I wouldn't be able to share!

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  17. We sure have enjoyed featuring your post on the Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Dang, I wish I had thought to put this in buttercream! What a wonderful idea - these cupcakes look AMAZING!!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!