Cinnamon Graham S’more Cupcakes

A small batch recipe for cinnamon graham s’more cupcakes with marshmallow filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.

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

My s’more definition: 1. A classic Summer treat. 2. A dessert consisting of some combination of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. 3. Something that needs to happen at least once a Summer, but preferably much more and definitely with a stick and over a hot fire, while bundled up and fire flies flying around.

BUT…

If you don’t have a fire, this is a perfectly acceptable alternative.

We’ve been talking about a fire pit for a while. Always dreaming about having one, but wanting the perfect spot. A final location, not something to be moved around. I’m sure we’ll eventually get there, but until then, I’m totally content with s’mores from the kitchen. Shockingly enough, I hadn’t had a single s’more anything this Summer until I made these cupcakes. And now I’m on a s’more kick, so… get ready!

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

These cupcakes were something I dreamed up and couldn’t have been happier with the results.

Moist cinnamon and graham cracker cupcakes… yes, graham cracker crumbs IN the cupcake! A gooey homemade marshmallow filling, topped off with a creamy chocolate buttercream frosting. You need these in your life.

It’s indoor s’more perfection and something that you absolutely HAVE to make this Summer, or anytime the s’more mood strikes!

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

Yield: 6 cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Cinnamon Graham S'more Cupcakes

A small batch recipe for cinnamon graham s'more cupcakes with marshmallow filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.

Ingredients:

Cupcake:
1/4C unsalted butter, softened
1/2C granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4C all purpose flour
1/4C graham cracker crumbs
6 Tbsp milk

Marshmallow:
1 egg white
1/4C granulated sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting:
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2C powdered sugar
1/4C cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with 6 liners.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter with sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping bowl as needed. Add remaining dry cupcake ingredients, mixing until fully incorporated. Finally, slowly add in milk, mixing just until no streaks remain and batter is smooth. Using a large cookie scoop, add one scoop to each liner. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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

Transfer marshmallow to a piping bag with round piping tip or a large plastic bag with the corner cut off. Hollow out the centers of each cupcake, using a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut all the way to the bottom. Fill cupcakes with marshmallow.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream 4 Tbsp of butter. Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mix together with butter. Mix in vanilla and enough milk to desired piping or spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes immediately.

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66 Responses to “Cinnamon Graham S’more Cupcakes”

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    Tom @ Raise Your Garden — July 21, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Here on the outskirts of Buffalo my kid’s love making little campfires and making s’mores. I never knew there were other s’more options! Cinnamon Graham S’more Cupcakes! There’s always events to go to and this will be the perfect dessert to bring. Who doesn’t like these ingredients?

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

      Thanks Tom! I hope your kids love them as much as mine did! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

    The marshmallow filling is making my head spin. These s’mores cupcakes are amazing Rachel! Love the graham cupcake itself too!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks Sally! :)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — July 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Ohhh Rachel, these look so good! I love your creation. Pinned!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks Norma!

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    Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog — July 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Wow these look amazing!! That marshmallow filling…yummy!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks Rebecca! :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Totally gasped when I saw the marshmallow filling in these babies. YUM!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Haha! Thanks Stephanie :)

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    Leah — July 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love that filling!!! So cool!! These look delicious!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks Leah! :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — July 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Graham crackers in the cupcake!? Genius :D These look divine, I need to add cinnamon to my S’mores!!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      You definitely do! And thank you :)

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    Luci {Luci's Morsels} — July 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    These look fabulous! And cinnamon and graham crackers in the cake is genius! I might have to just make that part! And if I do it in a loaf pan and call it bread, it’s basically breakfast! ;)

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

      Thanks Luci!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — July 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I would love to have a fire pit, I’d be out there every night roasting s’mores. Until then I will be perfectly satisfied making these cupcakes! I love the marshmallow filling and I’m so happy it’s a small batch to I won’t feel so bad when I eat them all. ;-)

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

      Thanks so much Danae! :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — July 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Oh I am going to enjoy this week! You sold me with that filling.

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

      Thanks Erin! :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    that chocolate buttercream & marshmallow filling – looks perfect! mmm!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

      Thanks Angelyn! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    OMG that marshmallow filling!! Seriously – that takes the [cup]cake!!!

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

      Right?! SO good…even on it’s own!! :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 22, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Oh my gahhh! These look amazing!

    • Rachel — July 22nd, 2014 @ 7:21 am

      Thanks Stephanie!

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    Meriem @ Culinary Couture — July 22, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I love this interpretation of a s’mores cupcake! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel — July 22nd, 2014 @ 7:21 am

      Thanks Meriem!

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    dina — July 22, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    these look delicious. i love the filling!

    • Rachel — July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:02 am

      Thanks Dina!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 23, 2014 at 2:37 am

    YUM these cupcakes look seriously delicious. i have seen so many delicious smore recipes lately.. and this one is no exception. craving one now!

    • Rachel — July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:04 am

      Thanks Thalia!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — July 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    What a great recipe! I like the marshmellow filling!

    • Rachel — July 24th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

      Thanks Laura!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — July 25, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Oh these look like heaven!! Definitely need to try them ASAP.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — July 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Oh yes please! Lovin’ that mound of marshmallow in the middle.

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    Medeja — July 27, 2014 at 7:23 am

    These cupcakes really look like a dream!

    • Rachel — July 27th, 2014 @ 7:42 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Jennifer — July 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    How well do these keep? It’s only a batch of six, I know, but will the marshmallow filling keep for a few days?

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      A few days should be fine.

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    Wendy | Around My Family Table — July 29, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I want to eat the frosting off with the extra graham crackers- it looks so yummy!

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

      Thanks Wendy!

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    Diane — August 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

    This sounds so good. Would you just double the recipe to make it a 13 x 9 cake or triple?

    • Rachel — August 6th, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

      I haven’t made it into a cake, so I don’t have an amount for you. My guess would be at least triple but I can’t be sure. Good luck!

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    Annah — August 8, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I attempted these and the cupcakes turned out horribly! I don’t know if it was my fault or if it was the recipe, but the top was crusty and they didn’t bake at all! I am going to attempt again though, since it seems like everyone else is having luck with them!

    • Rachel — August 9th, 2014 @ 8:14 am

      I’m sorry to hear you had trouble. There are so many factors that come into play with baking (proper measuring, correct oven temp, fresh ingredients etc) so without being there, I can’t be sure what went wrong for you. I hope your second try goes much smoother! Good luck :)

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    Andrea — August 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I just made these for my boyfriend and they were amazingly tasty!! Thank you!! :)

    • Rachel — August 23rd, 2014 @ 7:28 am

      So glad you enjoyed them :)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Yes, yes I do need these amazing cupcakes in my life! Chocolate frosting and the hidden pocket of marshmallow filling totally sold me!!!

    • Rachel — August 26th, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

      Thanks Jocelyn! :)

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    Lindsey — October 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I made these tonight and followed your recipe to a t but the cake was extremely dense. Is this recipe missing an ingredient somewhere? Or did I mess it up somehow?

    • Rachel — October 25th, 2014 @ 7:44 am

      I would double check to make sure your baking powder is not expired. Also, over mixing may be a factor here.

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    jeff — January 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Those look awesome! I will make some!

    • Rachel — January 2nd, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Enjoy!

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    Jeremy — February 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I tried this recipe with a little deviation, i put the chocolate on the inside and marshmallow on top, then hit it with a little blowtorch to brown the marshmallow. Took the cupcake to the next level. Soooo good. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Rachel — February 9th, 2015 @ 8:08 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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    bloo — February 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Can I melt ordinary marshmallows? I dont have cream if tartar

    • Rachel — February 11th, 2015 @ 7:23 am

      You wouldn’t have quite the same results, but you’re welcome to give that a try instead.

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    Brooklyn Stafford — June 14, 2015 at 1:52 am

    These look amazing!!
    I have a question though… Can I use a whole egg instead of the white?

    • Rachel — June 14th, 2015 @ 8:43 am

      1 whole egg is used for the cupcake batter. Only 1 egg white should be used for the marshmallow, not a whole egg. It will not whip into a fluffy mass if a whole egg is used.

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    Cheryl — June 16, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    For those of you having trouble with the cupcake rising properly, it could be that you have a bad batch of baking powder. My husband’s normally fluffy, delicious pancakes ended up a flat mess recently, and the date on the baking powder was not even close to expiring. Next day I bought a new can, and they were perfect.

    • Rachel — June 17th, 2015 @ 7:15 am

      That’s always a great reminder, Cheryl! It’s so easy to forget to check and replace out of date ingredients – or assume they’re fine because they haven’t hit that date. To check for freshness, combine 1 tsp baking powder with roughly 1/4C warm water or 1/4 tsp baking soda with 2 tsp vinegar. If they don’t immediately fizz and bubble, it’s time to replace!

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    Stephanie — June 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Do I triple it for 24 cupcakes?

    • Rachel — June 20th, 2015 @ 6:06 am

      Tripling would only give you 18 cupcakes, since this recipe yields 6. You’ll want to quadruple the recipe to yield 24 cupcakes.

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    Sue — August 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Has anyone tried this with marshmallow creme, from a jar ?

    • Rachel — August 18th, 2015 @ 7:31 am

      Store bought is firmer and stickier, which will be harder to pipe into the cupcakes. You could definitely give it a try though.

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