When you are craving a S’more…..these will definitely satisfy!
These just may be the easiest S’more Cupcakes ever,
I made many batches, to be sure there was enough graham cracker goodness in every bite.
That there was plenty marshmallow and
just like when roasted marshmallows timing matters,
no fancy tools needed..
these are EASY!
You will need giant marshmallows,
trust me on this….
don’t make them with regular marshmallows,
they just don’t seem to have that super amazing s’more quality
Bring out the big ones for this!!!
Mix graham cracker crumbs with butter and press into the bottom of the lined cupcake pans
use the bottom of a small measuring cup to pack it down, or a pastry tart tool, the back of a spoon will work, but a flat bottomed item will do it easier.
place the cupcake batter on top (I used a cake mix, I was going for EASY here, of course you can use any chocolate cake batter your prefer) sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs on top of the cake batter
Bake the cupcakes.
Then remove them from the oven, and place a giant marshmallow on top of them, pressing in lightly so they don’t fall off, but not so much that you squish the cupcake, just so they stay put. Carefully put the cupcakes back in the oven, with the broiler on high. Toasting the marshmallows will only take a minute to a minute and a half. Do no close the oven door, don’t take your eyes off of them, watch the magic happen. In no time, they will be all golden and toasted.
I put my above the middle, I wanted them toasty!
If you want them lighter, leave the rack in the middle, and watch them….carefully. As soon as you like the color of them take them out. You can always put them back in for a few more seconds if needed.
NOW those are some TOASTY marshmallows!
Ok, that was easy right…
what are you waiting for,
go make a batch!
Everyone will LOVE you for it 🙂
- 1 box Devils food cake mix
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons butter (add another tablespoon if it's too dry)
- 24 jumbo marshmallow
- bake 15 minutes
- broil for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Prepare cake mix according to package directions
- In separate bowl mix graham crackers with butter with a pastry cutter or fork until all the graham crackers are coated well and it's crumbly
- Press 2 teaspoons of the graham cracker crumbs into a cupcake pan lined with cupcake papers
- use a tart tool for pressing the mixture, back of a spoon, or the end of a mini rolling pin that is roundish at the ends, a small class or measuring cup will work well too.
- Then add 3 tablespoons cupcake batter on top of the graham cracker mix,
- then sprinkle on the remaining graham cracker crumbs on top of the cake mix
- bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cupcakes are baked
- remove from oven, place a giant marshmallow on top of each cupcake carefully so they don't roll off as you transfer them back to the oven (press them in lightly)
- Turn the broiler on high
- and Broil the marshmallows for a minute and a half or until they are toasted
- Watch them carefully, do not close the oven all the way...keep an eye on them, they toast quickly.
- Remove from oven and let cool, then remove from cupcake pan and serve.
for an extra chocolaty taste you can add a cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter
Wow! These are incredibly beautiful!
I agree, very nice and executed very precisely. Well done! Beautifully elegant but delicious so.
I agree, very nicely execute!!!! Great job Diane!! My kids love it especially my husband!
These look fabulous!
Let me through a vegetarian marshmallow on that cupcake and I’d be in heaven. Love this recipe and your photos are beautiful!!
Meggan @ CulinaryHill says
These are some impressive yet easy cupcakes, Diane! I love your Disclaimer: Warning, use gigantic marshmallows! And really, when is anyone NOT craving a S’more? Or maybe it’s just me? Have a great weekend! 🙂
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
These are the cutest, you crafty girl! Love them.
aww…thanks Toni 🙂
Sarah @ SnixyKitchen says
Holy moly me oh my! These look magically delicious. (And that little marshmallow topper reminds me a bit of a Super Mario mushroom!)
thanks Sarah 🙂 the marshmallows remind me of mushrooms too!
Nicola - Pink Recipe Box says
You could not have toasted those marshmallows any more perfectly. Gorgeous!
oh thanks Nicola…it couldn’t be easier to do them 🙂
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
I love how easy this is. FUN!!!!
Do you use mini muffin/cupcake tins or regular cupcake tins when baking these?
These are regular sized cupcakes
They look devine!
Two quick questions.
Can you make it with brownie batter instead of chocolate cake batter?
If I were to use mini cupcake pans, could I use regular size marshmallows?
Thanks for your help!
Yes you can use brownie batter, they won’t rise up as high as cupcakes, be sure to check how they are doing so you don’t over bake them. I have not baked them in mini pans, but I think the regular size would fit fine.
How many cupcakes does this recipe yield?
Typical cake mixes yeild 24 cupcakes. It does depend if you fill them a little higher, that it would be a few less cupcakes. I use a three tablespoon scoop and am able to get 24 cupcakes.
These cupcakes look delicious! Do you recommend serving the same day or how well does the marshmallow store? Thanks!
I do recommend serving the same day, but they were good the second. Do not put them in an airtight container as the moisture will make the marshmallow sticky. I had them on the counter and the second day they were equally enjoyed.
My daughter loves anything with s’mores in the name so I thought I’d try these! Giant marshmallows needed to be cut in half and cake batter reduced to 2 tablespoons. First batch east way to messy! I could hardly get them out of the tin! So sad I had to eat all the extra melted marshmallows! very good taste!
I baked many batches to get the proportions the way I felt they were best and cutting the marshmallows was not it. If you cook the marshmallows just right, golden no top on high heat they are perfect. If you cut them, they are really messy when heated (and flatten way to much-certainly won’t hold up to the remaining ingredients) and no where near as pretty either. Smaller marshmallows did not work well either. Like I mentioned I made MANY batches. The amount of cake batter is 3 tablespoons or they won’t bake up nice and fluffy, as they are then pressed down a bit when biting in and there won’t be a good ratio of chocolate. After all they are s’more and all three components are important here. I had many taste testers for these and made them a couple times before posting and I assure you if you follow the instructions they turn out like the photos I took. But of course you can make and enjoy them any way you prefer, but the 10+ people I had try them all agreed they were best in the amounts written.