Lately I've been on a quest to make the pefect s'mores cupcake...
My first attempt was very pretty, but the cake was heavy and dense, and the marshmallow frosting hardened quickly, which gave it the wrong consistency. My second attempt was way more successful though!
Instead of baking the graham cracker into the cupcake, I made a separate crust!
Milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet made it more s'mores like.
TONS of cocoa powder in the cake batter
Extra graham cracker crumbs on top
The frosting was much lighter and easier to work with this time (cream of tartar based instead of gelatin) and it stayed gooey instead of hardening up!
Toasting the marshmallow tops made a BIG difference! (I couldn't find a torch the first time)
Here they are, all ready to go in my new cupcake carrier :D Next time I'm going to add milk chocolate ganache (either as icing or as a filling), will make the crust on the bottom a little thicker, and I think that will pretty much do it. Hooray for cupcakes!
And speaking of cupcakes, meet my new bike... Cupcake!
Life is good :)