S’mores Mini Cupcakes


Over the weekend at the gym, I caught part of Giada At Home while sweating it out, and was inspired to make these mini cupcakes for an end of the year class party.   But when I looked on the Food Network site later at home, I couldn’t find the recipe. So I made one up. (Later, I realized they were called “Brownie Bites” — here is the original recipe.)

I used a basic chocolate cake recipe from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine, substituting semi-sweet chocolate chips for the bittersweet chips, reducing the sugar, and substituting yogurt for the sour cream.  I also added 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips to the mix.

The mini cupcakes were topped with three mini marshmallows, three chocolate chips, and a pinch of crushed Digestive Biscuit cookie (we didn’t have graham crackers).

Jamie was a great help with topping the cupcakes

These cupcakes are decadent little bites of yumminess.  They are a perfect size for kids (I cringe when I think of all the wasted Magnolia Bakery cupcakes I’ve seen at birthday parties!), as well as adults who just want a taste without overindulging!

S’mores Mini Cupcakes

Non-stick spray

1 stick of butter

2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

3/4 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

For the topping:

about 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

about 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

3 Digestive biscuits, crushed or 2 rectangles of graham cracker, crushed

1.  Line mini cupcake tin with liners.  Spray pan lightly with non stick spray.  Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Melt butter, 2 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate, and cocoa in a pot over simmering water until melted. Set aside to cool.

3.  Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

4.  In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar and vanilla.  When the chocolate mixture is cooled, add to egg mixture and stir until incorporated.

5.  Sift 1/3 of  flour mixture into chocolate/egg mixture.  Then add 1/2 of the yogurt and stir.  Sift 1/3 more of the flour, add remaining yogurt and Stir.  Then sift last of flour and add to mixture.

6.  Stir in mini chocolate chips.  Spoon batter (it will be thick) into mini cupcake liners. Top each with 3 semi sweet chocolate chips, three mini marshmallows, and a sprinkle of the crushed Digestive Biscuit or graham cracker crumbs.

7.  Bake for 15 minutes; test with a toothpick.  Cupcakes are done when it comes out clean.  Remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and let cool.  Marshmallows will harden slightly.  Store in an air tight container at room temperature.

Makes about 36 mini cupcakes.

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20 Comments

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20 responses to “S’mores Mini Cupcakes

  1. Cute and gooey. I think digestive biscuits taste better than graham crackers (but I am not a kid).

  2. It’s a lovely idea for very cute cupcakes! I could see myself baking them this summer.

    • Thanks, Mari!
      I also went to your blog and tried to leave a comment but it didn’t work!
      I love your Divinity! It would also be perfect for a non-leavened elegant Passover treat!

  3. These cupcakes are gooey heaven… Mmmmm 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. they’re smaller so you can eat even more!

  5. I like how you just decided to top these to give them the smores flavor and just added chocolate chips to the cake. I do believe that the chocolate is the most prominent flavor in a smore and only adding a touch of the other flavors on top was perfect. Delicious mini treat-yum!

  6. mmm, I love S’mores. Great cupcake idea!

  7. These look incredible and so delicious. Can’t wait to give them a try and love that they are a smaller sizr.

  8. These look some totally yummy cupcakes. Are there any left, LOL?

  9. What a perfect treat for an end of year party! My kids are s’more fans so I plan on making these in the near futre. Thanks for the great post and Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9!

  10. Joy

    The cupcakes are adorable!

  11. Mini cupcakes are the best, in fact, i like everything mini-))) Mini appetizers, mini desserts, mini bread-) My kids would love your recipe, thank you!

  12. Sounds like a great idea for cooking with kids! Thanks for sharing! I’d like to invite you to our party, Fantastic Thursday. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com Hope to see you there!

  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Your mini cupcake pan looks like you have been using often. I have mine for at least 3 years and look brand new. LOL. I guess I am not baking enough at all. This one particularly looks like something my kids will love. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to bake more. =)

  14. I really need a mini cupcake pan. These look perfect! What’s summer without smores? (although I have only ever had smores one time in my life, last summer…)

  15. These look absolutely delicious, and would be perfect for any occasion, since adults will love them just as much as kids! Thanks for the awesome idea 🙂

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