Friday, July 15, 2011
Tonight I made s'mores cupcakes. They are tiny but packed with big chocolate and marshmallow flavor! I can't take credit for this idea. I actually saw a version of these online, though I tweaked them a bit and used my own recipe. These were easy and fun!
They are my own Midnight Mini-Cupcakes (a really dark cake - so good!), filled with marshmallow fluff and topped with dark chocolate ganache, crumbled graham crackers, and a toasted mini-marshmallow. The toasted marshmallow is my favorite part! Check out the inside.
The only thing I would do differently next time is that I would put in more graham cracker. Rebecca (for those of you who don't know, that's my Dad's wife) suggested putting some cupcake batter in the liner, then a little square of graham cracker, then the rest of the batter. Excellent idea! I wish I had thought of that! I will be sure to try that next time, because it does need a little more of the graham flavor in there.
I can't share the actual cupcake recipe with you now because I've submitted it to a contest. (Wish me luck!) But later on, I will be able to share it with you all. For now, pick your favorite chocolate cake/cupcake recipe and make yourself some mini-cupcakes! I used a basic ganache (2 parts dark chocolate to 2 parts cream, by weight - let me know if you'd like a more detailed recipe) and store-bought graham crackers. I toasted the mini-marshmallows by putting them on the end of a toothpick and holding them over the flame of one of my gas burners.