This month's Martha Stewart Cupcake Recipe, S'more Cupcakes was chosen by Mary Ann from Meet Me in the Kitchen. I love S'more marshmallow goodiness! But I was torn on whether or not to bake the recipe in the Martha Stewart book. 1. I didn't want to buy graham flour for a one time use and 2. in the beginning of January, Bakerella posted this yummy looking recipe for S'more or Less
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I mean look at this picture... can you see why I was torn? In the end, I decided to go with Bakerella (sorry Martha!).
One thing I loved about this recipe is that I already had all the ingredients in my pantry. I gathered all the ingredients I needed to make for two, yes two, cake batters (yes, I mais en plas with my new Parker bowl set that I got at my bridal shower - love these bowls!).
This recipe is fairly clever in that you essentially start with a base batter and then add cocoa powder to one and graham cracker crumbs to another.
The graham cracker crumb batter smelled so good! I had a hard time not sampling the product :)
Next, I made a graham cracker crumble, so once again I laid out my ingredients. Love the bowls!
Now I was ready to start layering the different flavors! First you put a spoonful of graham cracker crumb batter in the cupcake liner and you follow with a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbles
Then you cut large marshmallows in half and place a half into each cupcake liner
Next you pour chocolate cupcake batter into the liner and then add another sprinkling of graham cracker crumbles
These cupcakes smell really good baking in the oven! My entire house smelled like chocolate cake and pie crust. After the cupcakes came out of the oven, I let them cool a bit. Then I stuck a marshmallow on top and put the cupcakes under the broiler. Roasted marshmallows, my fav!
Look at all the layers! When you eat this cupcake, you definitely have to eat all the layers in one bite or you just won't get the full effect of this recipe. The texture is really interesting, moist but crumbly. The cupcakes were so good that I had one for breakfast the next morning!
Working for Sizzix has it's perks! We have this really cute cupcake wrapper die, so I had to cut some wrappers out. And I am so glad I did, because the cupcakes look extra cute!
A big thank you to Bakerella for an amazing recipe for the collection. If you haven't already, visit Bakerella's website for more amazing treats and fun ideas! And an even bigger thank you to Kelly and Shannon for my new Sur La Table cupcake tin and Linda, Jana and Ashley for my Parker bowls :)
Stayed tuned, this month is turning out to be a very busy month with a wedding cake and a sweet 16 birthday cake!
Until next time, happy baking!