Monday, August 2, 2010

August Cupkins - Camping!

Wait - August already?!  Where does the time go?!

Cupkins is a monthly collaboration between a collaboration between Meg over at Mega•Crafty and I.  Each month I share a cupcake recipe and Meg shares a muffin recipe - with the same theme or ingredient.  This month our theme is "Camping"

Joanne's S'Mores Cupcakes and Meg's Trail Mix Muffins!

S'Mores Cupcakes

Ingredients:  1 box of chocolate cake mix, 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of butter, 3 eggs, mini marshmallows
Frosting:  1 stick of butter, 2oz semi sweet chocolate, 16oz powdered sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of milk
Decoration:  Mini Hershey bars, mini marshmallows, graham crackers

How To:  Combine all of the cupcake ingredients in a mixer on low speed and mix until combined.  Line each cupcake wrapper with a small amount of batter, a layer of mini marshmallows, and more batter.  Don't fill more than about 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Allow to cool completely BEFORE taking out of the pan.  These aren't your average cupcakes - they are smooshy and gooey and melty - you may need a knife to help you get them out of the pan once cooled.

While cupcakes are cooling, combine cut-up butter and semisweet chocolate in a pan over low heat until smooth (stir constantly) - then add the cocoa powder.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar and milk alternately, beating with a mixer until fluffy.

Using a palette knife, frost cupcakes.  Again - doesn't need to be pretty - we're going for the messy "smooshed" s'more look here!

Garnish with graham cracker crumbles, a piece of chocolate, and some s'more (ha ha!) marshmallows.  Enjoy!  Have your napkins handy!

Now what are you waiting for?  Head over to Meg's place to check out her delicious muffins!


RootsAndWingsCo said...

These look delish! I am a huge fan of smores so I will have to try these!

The Creative Place said...

Mmmmm! Once again I am drooling as I visit your blog, lol :) These look delicious. Can't go wrong with anything s'mores or cupcakes ;)

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

S'mores are definitely a favorite of mine. These would be great for "indoor camping"! Doubt you'd miss the campfire if these were around.

Caroline said...

Cupcake and Smores are two of my favorite deserts. The TWO combined. Unreal. I can't WAIT to try this! And I don't care if my doctor says no more sweets until the baby is here! ;)


Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

oh come on a smore cupcake!!! Now you are my favorite person on the whole planet!!! :)

Maiden Jane said...

Love this Joanne!