Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cinnamon S'mores Cupcakes

Here is how my brain works...I found a recipe for a cinnamon muffin with a graham cracker filling.  Hmmm...a muffin is just a boring cupcake, right?  I just kept thinking about that graham cracker filling and thought what goes great with graham crackers?  Chocolate and marshmallows of course!  Then, I thought of frosting and chocolate chips and blah, blah, blah, a cupcake was born.  Then eaten.  Quickly.

You're going to want s'more.  (So corny...but yet, so true.)

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1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips, plus additional for garnishing
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/4 cup veggie oil
3 eggs
1 jar vanilla frosting
1 jar marshmallow fluff

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line 2 (12 count) muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a medium sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon with a spoon.  Stir in melted butter and one cup of chocolate chips.  Stir and allow chocolate chips to melt in.  Set bowl aside.

In a separate bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs with an electric mixer.  Fill cupcake liners 1/3 of the way with cake mix.  Then take about 1 tablespoon of your graham cracker mixture and place it on top of your cupcake batter.  Then take the remainder of your cake batter and place that on top of the graham cracker layer (your cupcake liners should be about 2/3 full).

Bake about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let the cupcakes rest on your counter in the cupcake tin about 10 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, combine your vanilla frosting with your jar of marshmallow fluff.  Once your cupcakes are cooled, frost each one with your marshmallow frosting and garnish with extra graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips.

Who says you have to go camping to eat a s'more?  Not my babies...

...they thought sitting in the kitchen eating cinnamon s'mores cupcakes was just as much fun as eating s'mores around a fire.

Fall is here.  I'm ready.

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Maureen W. (Maryland) said...

"a muffin is just a boring cupcake, right?" - That was my favorite part of this recipe, so true! :) I like that these include cinnamon for just a little bit of a twist on regular S'mores.

Candice Ibarra said...

that looks delicious!! ill will definitely be trying them this weekend. i even found cupcake holders with little smores on them at party city so they will look very cute!

Andrea said...

love these. ridiculously amazing.

Melissa said...

I just came across this recipe and have to say they are delicious! They made way more than 24 though. Probably could of made 36 but I threw the rest of the batter away. Next time I'm going to try using Red Velvet cake mix instead of vanilla. Would be nice if you had a feature on your blog to print the recipes out in certain formats.

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