Up your S’mores game by using CUPCAKES instead of Graham Crackers. These Cupcake S’mores are the best S’mores ever!
**This post is sponsored by Campfire Marshmallows
I’ve never been much of a camper.
I know that this is probably shocking to you because I’m so tough and active and outdoorsey, but camping just isn’t my thing. I mean gosh, ALL THE PACKING. Do you know how much STUFF you need in order to camp?
Sleeping bags and pillows and my Kindle and hair spray and lipstick and my iPad and air conditioning units…I mean, good grief. I can’t imagine if I actually brought along NON essentials. I’d probably need a trailer to haul it all in.
Also? ALL THE FOOD.
The food is actually the one part of camping that I love. If I could show up in the evening and roast marshmallows around the fire and then drive back home to watch Netflix in a bed that doesn’t double as dirt that people walk on, I’d be perfectly content with that. Because who wants to do ALL the work of packing and setting up camp just so they can do…all that work. My kids are tiring enough in a house with electronics. Get us all in the wilderness with no iPod chargers and someone is likely to end up sobbing and searching pine trees for hidden electrical outlets.
It’s just who we are, don’t try to change us.
Because of this, we have gotten really good at what I call “the backyard s’more”.
The beauty of the backyard s’more is that it can be enjoyed outside around a fire, but with the privacy of a backyard fence. You know, so no animals or anything come walking in. Then after you roast your marshmallows and eat all of your delicious s’mores, you can go inside and it’s nice and cool from the air conditioner and there are things like pillows and blankets and no bugs.
We put our backyard fire pit to use often during these Summer months, and I daresay that I’ve created what is possibly my best s’more yet. You could say that my s’mores game is on fleek.
Because I created The Cupcake S’more.
The Cupcake S’more, much like a traditional s’more, has three components. But unlike traditional s’mores, I have eliminated the graham cracker and replaced it with…
A cupcake. A FROSTED CUPCAKE.
I know what you might be thinking — it’s too much. But…you’re intrigued. Because deep down, in places we don’t talk about at parties, you know that you want a Cupcake S’more. You NEED a Cupcake S’more.
And lucky for you, making them couldn’t be simpler.
You start with a frosted cupcake. Any cupcake will do – I made these with a confetti cake mix and topped them with my favorite buttercream (I’ll share the recipe below).
Get your Campfire Marshmallows. They’re my favorite for roasting!
Cut your cupcake in half horizontally and top the frosted side with milk chocolate squares.
Roast your marshmallow and place it on top of the chocolate.
Then behold your glorious masterpiece. Be sure to take pictures and share them on social media so your friends will be insane with jealousy.
Then eat it. And be the happiest person in the universe.
Here’s my favorite buttercream frosting recipe — use it on any cupcake (or cheat and buy cupcakes from the grocery store — who cares. IT’S CUPCAKE S’MORES, nothing else matters)!
- 3 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter on medium speed until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add heavy cream and vanilla. Beat on medium low until combined.
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add powdered sugar, beating until just combined. Increase mixer speed to high and beat for one minute, until light and fluffy.
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Enjoy, you guys! And have a great day!