Chocolate S’more Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Moist chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and homemade marshmallow frosting. A fun s’more cupcake for Summer!

Chocolate s'more cupcakes with homemade marshmallow frosting. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I think I jinxed our New England Summer. Last week I talked about how amazing the Summer has been. But then it rained and is raining again and again today. What gives?!

In other news… Scandal!! Did you know there are less than 60 days to go until season 4 starts?! Eek! See for yourself…Kristen sent me this awesome Scandal countdown. So if you’re obsessed, like me, and itching for it to start up again, you can watch the clock tick away!

Also, I finally started reading Allegiant. I’m honestly not a fan of the way this one is written, but I’m still enjoying the characters so we’ll see where it goes. No spoilers please! What books are you loving this Summer? I’m always looking for great new suggestions so please leave them below!

Chocolate s'more cupcakes with homemade marshmallow frosting. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

You know what stinks about working ahead on recipes? Writing about them weeks later. Of course it’s just as bad for you, but you’re seeing them for the first time. I’m reliving it and wishing I had one of these cupcakes in my hand to enjoy again – right now! Which means they have to happen again asap!

I made these chocolate s’more cupcakes a few weeks ago, before I even made the cinnamon graham s’more cupcakes. Two totally different s’more cupcakes and both totally irresistible! You can’t choose between them because they’re both just so good. You definitely need them both in your life. Seriously.

Moist chocolate cupcakes on top of a graham cracker crust and finished off with homemade marshmallow frosting.

Chocolate s'more cupcakes with homemade marshmallow frosting. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 8 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes, plus

Chocolate S'more Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Moist chocolate cupcakes with a graham cracker crust and homemade marshmallow frosting. A fun s'more cupcake for Summer!

Ingredients:

Crust:
1C graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Cupcake:
1/4C unsalted butter, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4C cocoa powder
3/4C all purpose flour
1/4C coffee
1/4C sour cream

Frosting:
2 egg whites
1/2C granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with 8 liners.

In a food processor, grind graham crackers until only fine crumbs remain. Add sugar and melted butter until fully combined. Divide mixture between prepared cupcake liners, adding one small cookie scoop to each. Press down to create an even layer.

In a medium bowl, sift together dry cupcake ingredients.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in dry ingredients until thoroughly combined. Add sour cream and cooled coffee, mixing until no streaks remain and all ingredients are fully incorporated. Using a large cookie scoop, add one scoop to each prepared liner. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cupcakes are set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan with simmering water, whisk together egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar until sugar is dissolved and egg whites are warm to the touch. Remove from heat. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat egg white mixture until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla in last 30 seconds.

Transfer marshmallow frosting to a large piping bag, fit with desired piping tip. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Use a kitchen torch to lightly char the frosting or sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.

Baked by Rachel original

More s’more treats to try:

Graham cracker s'more cupcakes with marshmallow filling and chocolate buttercream frosting. Recipe by @bakedbyrachel

Cinnamon graham s’more cupcakes

Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com
Mini toasted s’more cheesecakes

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com
Perfect s’more cookies

Creamy Homemade S'more Ice Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com
S’more ice cream

Strawberry S'mores Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com
Strawberry s’mores

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27 Responses to “Chocolate S’more Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — July 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

    TOTALLY feel you about writing about recipes weeks later – totally the pits!
    The only cure is to make them again, and think these GORGEOUS cupcakes are definitely worthy of a re-make. Pinning!

    • Rachel — July 28th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks Taylor! :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — July 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

    That frosting looks absolutely perfect! We just had smores on the weekend and now this is making me want to make them again! I just finished the latest book in the Outlander series this summer, and am now sad that there won’t be another one for years! If you’re looking for a whole huge long series to read those are great if you haven’t read them yet. Also, I’m with you on Allegiant, I wasn’t loving it nearly as much as Divergent when I started reading it!

    • Rachel — July 28th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve heard of that series but I’m pretty sure I haven’t read it yet.

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    Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} — July 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    This frosting is just the best! How adorable and toasty! Perfect for the s’mores flavors. Pinned!

    • Rachel — July 28th, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks Alyssa!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — July 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    That is quite possibly the prettiest cupcake I’ve seen! Perfect piped and toasted frosting…pinned! I’m going to have to pin your other version too because one can never have enough s’mores cupcakes! hello, Captain Obvious!

    • Rachel — July 28th, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks so much Lindsey! :)

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    Amy @Very Culinary — July 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Gorgeous!

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks Amy!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    these cupcakes are pure perfection! love them!!

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Angelyn!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make marshmallow frosting just so I could pipe it and toast it just like you did here. It looks so pretty!

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      It’s so much fun! Now you have to make some :)

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    Medeja — July 29, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Gorgeous cupcakes!

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 29, 2014 at 8:35 am

    The frosting is so perfect and you charred it beautifully! Mine would’ve been a black mess ;)

    • Rachel — July 30th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

      It’s so easy to get a black mess fast lol

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 29, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I watched the first 2 seasons of Scandal and haven’t watched the 3rd yet…I need to get on that! These cupcakes look crazy delicious. That marshmallow frosting is calling my name.

    • Rachel — July 30th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

      You have less than 60 days to catch up… not counting or anything ;)

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    tracy — July 30, 2014 at 11:45 am

    OMG, is this real!. I just discovered s’mores, I can’t wait to give this a go!

    • Rachel — July 30th, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

      Thanks Tracy!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

    That frosting is epic. And umm yeah you need to start the Outlander series. ;)

    • Rachel — August 3rd, 2014 @ 9:17 am

      Thanks Katrina :)

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 8, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I just read Zone One by Colson Whitehead and really enjoyed it. It’s definitely a unique take on the zombie myth. I’d definitely recommend it.

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    Michele — November 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Ijust made these today.. They are AMAZING!!!! Seriously the absolute best chocolate cake batter I have ever tasted. I even had to “cheat” and use milk/lemon juice in place of the buttermilk and it still turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Rachel — November 16th, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! And yes, the milk/lemon trick is a great substitute! :)

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