Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide to making mouthwatering S'mores Cupcakes! If you're a fan of the classic campfire treat, then this recipe is perfect for you. These cupcakes combine the rich flavors of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow, taking your taste buds on a delightful journey.
Before we dive into the recipe, let's gather all the necessary ingredients:
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 12 chocolate bars (such as Hershey's)
- 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
- 2 cups marshmallow fluff
Let's get started with the step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Preparing the Cupcake Batter
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and sugar. Mix well.
- Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat until the batter is smooth and well-combined.
- Add the boiling water to the batter, gradually pouring it in while stirring continuously. This will make the batter thinner.
- Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full with the batter.
- Place a piece of chocolate bar into the center of each cupcake, pressing it gently into the batter.
Step 2: Baking and Assembling the Cupcakes
- Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once baked, remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
- Using a knife or cupcake corer, create a small well in the center of each cupcake.
- Fill each well with a spoonful of marshmallow fluff.
- Sprinkle the crushed graham crackers on top of each cupcake, pressing them gently into the marshmallow fluff.
- If desired, toast the marshmallow topping using a kitchen torch for that authentic campfire taste.
Serving and Enjoying
Your delicious S'mores Cupcakes are now ready to be served and enjoyed! These cupcakes are perfect for any occasion, whether it's a poker night with friends or a family gathering. The combination of moist chocolate cake, gooey marshmallow fluff, and crunchy graham crackers will surely have everyone asking for seconds.
Thank you for joining us on this culinary adventure! We hope you've enjoyed learning how to make these delectable S'mores Cupcakes. Be sure to bookmark this recipe and share it with your fellow poker enthusiasts and dessert lovers. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes and helpful tips from The Poker Club at West Houston.