Why I chose this recipe:
I have a confession: my friends are domestic goddesses’. They’ve perfected the art of pleasing men with cupcakes, cookies, and delicious homeade baked goods.
Me? Not so much.
There are many ways I show those around me I care, but quite frankly, my baking skills lack about 75 percent of the time. The recipes on this blog serve to be just a few successes of many failed attempts. My oven and I have a “love-hate” relationship. But nonetheless, when your friend’s set the bar incredibly high, the word will spread.
…..and it did. I’m guilty by association.
Before long, I had my own personal request for cupcakes. I debated making a run to Shop n Save, and pawning off some store bought goodies…..but this one was much smarter than my store bought cop-outs. Plus, I needed a new blog post 🙂
One of my favorite elements of Fall, are campfires. Nothing says peace quite like circling a fire pit on a cold night, chatting with friends. With this recipe, I’ve combined all the pieces of a s’more from several digital recipes, courtesy of the Food Network, Sweet Pea’s Kitchen blog, and allrecipes.com. A graham cracker crust, vanilla cupcake, marshmallow creme filling, and milk chocolate frosting complete the campfire experience, all in one cupcake!
- 2 2/3 cups sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups cake flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
Graham cracker crust:
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
- ¾ cup Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 ½ tablespoon heavy cream
How It Tasted:
This recipe was incredibly scrumptious. Of all the recipes I’ve crafted throughout my blog posts, I must say, this one ranks supreme. These cupcakes were a delectable combination of flavors, and tasty well after the date in which they were prepared. However, it was a bit too sweet. If I was to make this recipe again, I’d use a bit less sugar in the cupcake recipe.
I don’t know if I’ve reached the “domestic goddess” rank of my friends, but it’s definitely an improvement from recipes past!