S’mores Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes cover all the bases - chocolate, marshmallows, Oreos, and best of all, CAKE.

S’mores Cupcakes must be made before summer’s end. They cover all the bases – chocolate, marshmallows, Oreos, and best of all, CAKE.

It’s been years now, friends. Between you and me, if you’ve been hanging out here, you are well aware of the fact that I have a slight obsession with all things s’mores. From No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream to No Bake S’mores Cheesecake, I just can’t get enough of all that melty chocolate goodness. Seriously, I’m obsessed.

Typically I don’t celebrate food holidays because I swear every food has a national day. Where do you draw the line? Come on, even Hot Pastrami gets a entire day of love, which by the way is January 14th, just in case you want to get an early start on your pastrami party planning.

S'mores Cupcakes have all the familiar flavors of traditional s'mores, but in cupcake form! So good.
But s’mores? I’m always down with an excuse to eat s’mores. And what kind of s’mores lovin’ food blogger would I be if I didn’t share a recipe on National S’mores Day?

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I am pretty much the most introverted person of life. I get all anxious and awkward when I’m in new social situations which usually equates to sweaty palms and profanity at pretty much the most inappropriate moment.

So when I received an invitation to a girl’s night with the neighbors, I immediately started running through random excuses in my head. But making up excuses for meeting neighbors proved to be quite difficult – I mean, they live right next door. I guess I could’ve left the house for the night or hid out in the basement, but I decided to suck it up and attempt to dazzle them with S’mores Cupcakes.

S'mores Cupcakes cover all the bases - chocolate, marshmallows, Oreos, and best of all, CAKE.

Turns out, I had a great time! And that whole profanity thing? So not a big deal. I just occupied my mouth with the best pita chips and salsa ever – which, come to find out, were made by a 10-year-old. Total future food blogger in the making. I’ve already started the pitch to get her on Word Press.

S’mores Cupcakes start with a S’mores Oreo crust, followed by my favorite doctored up cake mix batter and then they’re topped with marshmallow frosting and a Hershey’s milk chocolate square. Can it get any better?

If you’re awkward like me, these are the cupcakes you take to your next gathering. No need to try and make small talk – everyone’s too busy stuffing their faces with a delicious, delectable cupcake!

If you’re a lover of all things s’mores, be sure to check out my Salted Caramel S’mores and S’mores Trifles!

S'mores Cupcakes

Yield: 20 cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18-22 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 20 S'mores Oreos
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup warm water

For the Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Garnish

  • 2 full size Hershey Bars, broken into small squares

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners and place one S'mores Oreo into the bottom of each liner.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, vanilla and water. Beat for about two minutes on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Using a large cookie scoop, distribute the batter between 20 cupcake wells; about 3 tablespoons of batter per well.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly touched.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool inside cupcake pans for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cupcakes from cupcake pans and allow to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cupcakes are cool, prepare the marshmallow frosting.

For the Marshmallow Frosting

  1. Place sugar, corn syrup, salt, water, and egg whites in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Beat with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Place pan over boiling water, being sure that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan.
  3. Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for about 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla and mix for an additional minute.
  4. Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  5. If desired, use a kitchen torch to lightly brown the marshmallow frosting and top with a milk chocolate square.
 

Notes:

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27 Responses to “S’mores Cupcakes”

  1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — August 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    These look amazing! The torching to toast the marshmallows is so smart!

    Reply

  2. What pretty cupcakes! The toasty marshmallow frosting is so gorgeous, I’m sure it’s delicious too :)

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Thanks so much, June!

  3. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies — August 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

    So chocolaty, fluffy, that marshmallow cloud is so perfectly brown, these are the cutest cupcakes I have seen in a while.

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 11, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thanks so much, Katalina!

  4. Maddy @ The Sweetest Beet — August 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    O. My. Goodness. These look absolutely delicious. I feel the same about the introvert-profanity situation and, I agree, that baking tends to be a perfect defense :)

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thanks so much, Maddy. I appreciate you stopping by.
      -Jamie

  5. Stephanie — August 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing!!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Thanks so much, Stephanie.

  6. Rosie — August 11, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    These look amazing, thank you!! — Questions re: marshmallow frosting. How long should the ingredients be in the boiling water? should the mix reach a certain temperature? Do you remove from the boiling water before you beat for 7 minutes? I assume you cool off the frosting before you pipe on the cupcakes? Ok thank you. I’m so excited to try them!!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Rosie-
      The mixture will be in the top pan of a double boiler for about 7-8 minutes. You’ll leave the water boiling under the top pan while you beat the frosting.The frosting won’t be too hot, but yes, let it cool for a few before piping if you find it to be too warm.
      I hope this helps!
      -Jamie

  7. These cupcakes are the cutest! I also LOVE that you put s’mores oreos in these! Yum! I am super weird in new social situations…I never know how to end small-talk convos, so sometimes I will just awkwardly walk away..ha!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:51 am

      I think we should be friends, Michelle! I am the same way – I just dip out of conversations like it’s totally normal ha! – maybe it is? Thanks for visiting.
      -Jamie

  8. Trish - Mom On Timeout — August 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    S’mores! I’m a fan of anything s’mores – especially cupcakes :) These look amazing!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Thanks so much, Trish. I really appreciate you stopping by.
      -Jamie

  9. Lauren @ Create Bake Make — August 12, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I don’t think I would need any excuse to make these, they look amazing!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Thanks so much, Lauren!

  10. Rosie — August 12, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Ahhhh, thank you so much for answering my questions Jamie, you rock!!! I’m so excited to make these for my family since they ALL (yes ALL ) love chocolate. Although, I have a confession to make–…I…do…NOT…like…chocolate…Okay, I said it!! you can throw rocks at me now—

    ***yeah, I’ve been told that only weird people don’t like chocolate ugghhhh… :(
    but, no worries, I’ll be making smores cupcakes this Friday!! :)

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Ha! So funny – no rock throwing, girl! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! :)
      -Jamie

  11. Zoe — August 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I made these for my 9th Annual All Girls Camping Trip and they were a huge hit! I changed it a bit… I used your Heath Bar Cupcake cake recipe (my fav!) and couldn’t find the cookies so I just made a graham cracker crust. Thanks for all of your great recipes!

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Zoe! Thanks for stopping by.
      -Jamie

  12. Emilie — March 31, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Can the frosting be piped on the cupcakes and stay out for about 2 days. I have to make 200 for an event and wanted to know if it’s safe 

    Reply

    • Jamie — April 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Hi, Emilie! I’ve not made these in advance, but my reaction is that keeping them out for a few days might not be the best idea, especially if the come into contact with any type of humidity whatsoever. I hope your event goes well! Let me know if I can help with anything else.

  13. Elissa — August 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Hi!

    I just love your recipes,. I use them all the time. I’m making these for a party and I was going to make them on Friday for a saturday party. Could I make the cupcake part Fri and do the frosting on sat? Also I happen to have 2 hershey bars in the fridge. If I use them from the fridge will they get that gray color and sweat? Should I just buy 2 new ones?

    Reply

    • Jamie — August 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Elissa-
      That is exactly what I would recommend doing re: the cupcake prep. I’m not sure re: the chilled candy bars, so I’d probably recommend picking up a couple of new ones just in case.
      -Jamie

  14. Athena L. — October 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Wow, these look so scrumptious! Definitely would give it a try when my s’mores cravings come. My family doesn’t particularly enjoy very sweet desserts. If I cut the sugar by half, would it matter to the recipe?
    Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Hi, Athena! Try reducing the sugar in the frosting and taste it to see if it’s to your liking before you frost the cupcakes. Add a bit more in if you like. I hope you enjoy them!

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