Skor S'mores Cupcakes

Skor S'mores Cupcakes
Skor S'mores Cupcakes
My 16 year old takes the reigns for today's new cupcake recipe; it was completely her idea. Long gone are the days when Olivia asks permission to bake, she just takes things into her own hands. I was working away upstairs the other day when the scent of something delicious starting wafting up from the kitchen. I yelled from the top of the stairs to ask what it was but the only reply was "Cupcakes!" An hour or so later I was presented with one of these delicious little beauties.

Olivia is very fond of s'mores and practically anything with a graham cracker crumb crust. I thought it was a clever idea to actually incorporate a graham cracker crumb crust into the cupcake. It really does make a really nice textural contrast and is quite tasty too. Chocolate chips are also incorporated into the batter and it really doesn't matter that they sink tot he bottom because they sit on top of the bottom crust to provide a rich chocolate layer. A sprinkle of Skor toffee chips on top along with the torched or broiled marshmallows  and a piece of graham cracker finish these pretty little cupcakes that I think look good enough to sit in a bakery window. Ya did good kiddo.

What a great addition they would make to any kid's celebration party but you'd better make a double batch, the adults are just not going to pass these up.

Makes 12 cupcakes

Start by making a graham wafer base for your cupcakes. Mix together well:

  • 3/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
Spoon the  crumbs evenly into the bottoms of a paper lined cupcake pan and press them down firmly into the bottom.

Next, prepare the chocolate cake.

 Chocolate Cake
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup soured milk (1 tsp vinegar in 1/2 cup milk)
  • 1/2 cup black coffee
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
Spoon evenly into the prepared cupcake pans.

  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Sprinkle each cupcake with a few of the chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before spreading on the chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

In a double boiler melt together until smooth but not overheated:
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ounce of whipping cream
Spread a thin layer over each cupcake then sprinkle each cupcake with about

1/2 to 1 tsp Skor toffee chips

Add a few:

  • minature marshmallows 

to the top of each cupcake and brown with a butane kitchen torch or by watching them carefully on a rack about 6 inches from the broiler. Don't overdo it. A little color is all you need.

Garnish each cupcake with a small piece of graham cracker if you like.

Skor S'mores Cupcakes
Skor S'mores Cupcakes

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