Sunday, January 10, 2010

S’more or less

Smore Ingredients

S’mores equal ooey and gooey and yummy. To make them, all you really need is some marshmallows and melted chocolate to sandwich between a couple of graham crackers for a quick and easy treat.

But, I wanted to make something more. Something s’more I guess you could say… by using the star players in this sweet treat and baking them into cupcakes.

I originally wanted to make cupcakes with a marshmallowy frosting that I could use a kitchen torch thingy on and toast the surface. However, I don’t have a kitchen torch and that’s probably a good thing. But I had to get these flavors out if my mind. And the only way I could do that is bake. So this is what I came up with instead.

Side view

Marshmallow stuffed graham cracker and chocolate cupcakes. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Gooood.

Graham Cracker Batter

First, I added a little graham cracker cupcake batter in the bottom of the baking cups. And then I topped it with a butter, graham cracker and brown sugar mixture. Ohhhh yeah.

Marshmallow Centers

Then I cut some marshmallows in half and placed them right on top of that.

Cupcake Batter

Lastly cover the marshmallows and fill the baking cup about 3/4 full with the chocolate cupcake batter and more of the graham cracker crumb mixture.

Top View

When they bake, the marshmallow will mostly melt away into the cupcake, but a little will make it’s way to the surface and peek through the topping.


When you take them out of the oven, use a toothpick to separate any of the cake from the edge of the pan while they are still warm. They may stick a little from the marshmallows. But if you go ahead and do this carefully while they are still warm, then you can remove them without the cupcake tops tearing.

Side view

Then when you unwrap them, they will be perty! These looked too tempting right out of the oven so I may have had one or three while they were still warm. You could definitely stop here and serve them just like this.


But the chocolate lover in me, convinced me to make some ganache. It was a struggle, but the chocolate won as usual.


You can just use a spoon and pour it on randomly so you can still see some of the textured tops underneath. You can also dunk them for complete chocolate coverage.

Good Ganache

But, I like the messy look on these. The non-precise, shove in your face look.

Smore Cupcakes

And I also like them with the extra marshmallow look.


Not as easy to stuff in my face this way, but I managed.

S’more Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup oil
6 jumbo marshmallows cut in half, plus more for decorating

Graham Cracker Crumb topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together with a wire whisk.
Separate the mixture in half into two bowls.

Stir cocoa into one bowl and the graham cracker crumbs into the other.
Add 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup oil to the cocoa mixture and beat on medium until combined.
Repeat adding the same ingredients to the graham cracker crumb flour mixture.

Prepare the graham cracker crumb topping.
Add the brown sugar and crumbs in a small bowl and pour on the melted butter. Stir until combined.

Pour a little graham cracker cake batter into the bottom of your baking cups and then sprinkle the topping mixture lightly on the surface.
Place a marshmallow half on top and then cover the marshmallow with the chocolate cake batter until it is about 3/4 full.
Sprinkle with more topping mixture.

Bake cupcakes for about 15 minutes. Place a cookie sheet underneath when you bake just in case. I had a little bit ooze over into the oven. Oops.

This recipe will make at least 12 cupcakes. I had a some batter from each left over so you can probably get more like 14-16.

Let cool and top with ganache.

Heat the butter and cream on the stove. Heat until just before it boils. Remove and pour over chocolate. Stir until completely melted and smooth.
Pour over cupcakes and add more marshmallows if you desire.



P.S. These are not gluten-free. But thank you so much everyone for all of the great gluten-free links and resources on the previous post. I do think I will give a go at a recipe sometime once I get my hands on the right ingredients.

Charli said...

How in the world do you do it? Those look so gooey and warm! My husband is begging me to make these. I didn’t think anything could top your chocolate chip cookie pie, but this may take the cake.

January 14, 2010 10:00 AM
Suvi said...


Love the recipe and your blog!. And you can easily make these cupcakes gluten free. You just have to replace the flour with gluten free flour and the crackers with gluteen free crackers. you may have to put a little more flour to have the same consistency, but otherwise it’s very easy. I’ve baked almost every kind of cakes and pies with gluten free flours and the consistensy is usually much more fluffier, softer and better. Breads and such are much more difficult to bake from gluteen free flour, so this does not apply on them. Hope this helps.
Best regards,

January 14, 2010 10:43 AM
Heather said...

Those look so good!

January 14, 2010 10:54 AM
Shannon L said...

Ive made smores cupcakes but do a chcolate cupcake with marshmellow frosting and graham cracker crumbs on top. Ive also seen them done with plain graham cracker cupcakes, chocolate bar in the middle after the cupcake is cut and then a toasted marshmellow on top so more like a actual smore.

January 14, 2010 11:12 AM
MendeK said...

My friend Kim made these the other night and OMGoodness…my two girls and I loved them!! What a treat.

January 14, 2010 12:26 PM
Kaylan said...

Wow! Those look SO good! My friend and I were looking for a new dessert to bake for our family get-together tonight. I’m pretty sure we just found it! :)

January 14, 2010 01:53 PM
Kathleen B. said...

Bakerella – something another Kathleen said (post #67) made me wonder — do you have any recipes involving Girl Scout Cookies? Not that I can’t eat the entire box as is but it might be fun to try something creative :)

Kathleen said…

Oh, my goodness! You have my full attention. Now I “have” to make these for my Brownie Girl Scout Troop, right?

January 11, 2010 08:27 AM

January 14, 2010 02:23 PM
Marilisa said...

I just made them and they are YUMMMYY!!!!
The procedure was easy.. just a little puzzled on the dry mix separation because I worried it wont be even. Easy recipe!! The marshmallow popped out of the cupcake during baking. But still looked good and tasted super yummmmmy!!!

Thanks! =D

January 14, 2010 03:58 PM
Stephenie said...

Wow, these things look awesome! I was thinking of making them in my Wilton Ice Cream Cone Cake pan. I would skip the marshmallow for the top half and use marshmallow frosting instead. Do you think this would work?

January 14, 2010 04:22 PM
Brekke said...

So I have been drooling over these for days, bought the stuff I didn’t have and finally got to make them today. I took pictures of the steps and the end result… they failed like Shayna’s did.

They looked great until it was time to take them out of the oven. The 1/2 marshmallow didn’t mix in, but swelled until I took them out, and then sunk into itself leaving a gaping hole in the middle.

I am going to attempt them again, but I am going to use maybe a mini mallow or two, instead of the large 1/2 one.

Not sure, maybe it’s the altitude and it could effect it differently?

January 14, 2010 05:27 PM
Vee said...

Wow those look absolutely amazing! I am so trying this recipe this weekend.. it will be a good present for my two friends who’s birthdays are coming up next week.. Thank you! `=O)

January 14, 2010 05:44 PM
Melissa Deming said...

Bakerella – would you mind doing some valentine’s ideas a little early? I am hosting a Vday party Feb 2 – and I’m in major need of help!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you!

January 14, 2010 06:17 PM
Becky said...

Oh. My. God. You are EVIL! The pregnant person in me wants one NOW, but the pregnant person in me does not feel like making them…. lol I can’t wait to try these!

January 14, 2010 06:25 PM
sharyl said...

these look so mouth watering! i’ve been wanting to try making these, and the recipe i have also calls for torching the marshmallow frosting so i’ve always been hesitant. but i saw somewhere that you can just stick it in the broiler for a couple minutes too, if you dont have the torch.

January 14, 2010 06:29 PM
Shayna said...

Brekke – i am sorry yours failed like mine. I wonder if altitude does effect it? I live in Idaho not sure how high i am tho.
I think I will try them again with 1/3 of a jumbo mallow in the middle…and maybe more sturdy/thick liners.
The one part that def turned me off was how my liners were just oozing with oil. Ick!
But they look so dang good that I can’t just NOT make them again! lol!

January 14, 2010 06:57 PM
Brekke said...

I am in Utah, so it would make perfect sense to me. We are pretty close.

My liners were the aluminum ones with the paper liners. The oil baffles me on yours though.

Here is my end result from my first try (minus the ganache):

January 14, 2010 07:36 PM
Nikki said...

These look delicious!!!

January 14, 2010 10:43 PM
Heather Bell said...

I am new to bakerella, but so excited to try all these recipes!!

January 14, 2010 10:59 PM
JJLobitz said...

add me to those that don’t really like marshmallows, but i might have to give this a try for my husband!

January 14, 2010 11:33 PM
Fuegita said...

We made these tonight and they are amazing!! My fiance says they are the best cupcakes he’s ever had!!

January 14, 2010 11:45 PM
HoneyGirl said...

I love your site and ideas! These cupcakes look so scrumdiddlyumptious….I love the “extra marshmallow look”!!!!! Perfect! Reminds me of my Brownie (Girl Scouts) days…

January 15, 2010 12:38 AM
Passionista said...

While I read you all the time, I never comment! Shame on me. I had to write today because I love smores and as soon as I saw your post I naturally went home and made a batch. I wanted to offer my idea, which was to heat up a little fluff in a bowl and spread it on like icing. I’m not done yet! I then drizzled the chocolate ganache on top….AND I added some of the extra graham cracker topping! Delicious. I was also thinking that if these baked for about 5 minutes and then the marshmallows were stuffed inside maybe that would work? Or even if minis were toasted on top for the last couple of minutes. I had so much batter I made mini cupcakes with a mini marshmallow on top and drizzled in ganache. Thanks again for the recipe, yum!

January 15, 2010 08:37 AM
Chris said...

These look wonderful.

January 15, 2010 09:44 AM
Meg said...

I’m absolutely a drooling mess right now — these look completely incredible! I shared the link with a coworker, and she just informed me that I “must make these for the next potluck!”

Oh, I’ll make them, all right… but I doubt a single one will actually make it into work! :)

January 15, 2010 10:11 AM
Erin said...

Mkay, girrrl – YOU are the reason I get up every morning and hit the gym ;) Thank you!!! These were SOOOOOOO good! Keep ‘em coming…

January 15, 2010 12:37 PM
Kellee said...

I made these cupcakes last night. My graham batter was definitely thinner than my chocolate but I followed all the steps only after 15 min of baking, they were pretty much still like liquid. I let them cook for 10 minutes longer and that seemed to help. My problem came with the ganache – I followed your measurements and it came out like chocolate soup with a strong butter flavor. I was wondering if the ratios were off and if anyone else had trouble with this aspect of the recipe.

January 15, 2010 03:15 PM
Catherine said...

Land sakes…these look good!! Something I can’t resist!!

January 15, 2010 03:24 PM
Malena said...

Oh great. Just what my butt needs. And a happy, jiggly new year to you, too.

January 15, 2010 04:10 PM
If it comes in pink said...

So yummy, I have to start baking :D

January 15, 2010 06:36 PM
an encourager said...

lolololololol – clever & hilarious title! All I can say is, “There goes the diet!”

January 15, 2010 07:55 PM
Little Lovables said...

oh wow, sheer heaven

January 16, 2010 02:15 AM
Tina Rubie said...

Hi Bakerella, I first saw you and your gorgeous cupcake pops on an episode of Martha Stewart (not sure how delayed it was as I love in Australia) and had lost track of you since then. I was so taken with your lovely little creations, and had always wondered what else you had created! I am so very happy to have stumbled across your blog:) I love your creativity and my three daughters will be very grateful too, once I deliver some more of your wonderful baking ideas. I really am not the best baker in the world, but you are such an inspiration and I just love your blog. Looking forward to following in 2010 :)- Tina :)

January 16, 2010 05:32 AM
Jane Beatty said...

You have my mouth watering. I am in the UK – what would I use instead of graham crackers?

January 16, 2010 05:37 AM
Christina said...

I love smore anything. Give me more smore! These look absolutely delicious. I must try them! I want one! Do you ship overseas? :)

January 16, 2010 01:26 PM
Lindsey Christensen said...

Smores cupcakes are my favorite and I have made several attempts. my two favorites was to use a marshmallow fluff frosting mixed with a little meringue and toasted with a torch, but without a torch I just put the mallows ontop of the cupcake and broil it for a few… topped with a graham and hershey kiss its just like a smore

January 16, 2010 04:17 PM
Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama said...

I came here from One Pretty Thing…and immediately had to print out this recipe. I’m making these as soon as I can. As in — I’m actually considering braving the grocery store on a Sunday to pick up the rest of the ingredients. These look absolutely decadent!

January 16, 2010 05:36 PM
Linda said...

Oh yum! Thing 3 LOVES S’mores. She made something similar to this a couple of months ago. We’ll have to resurrect our S’more baking again! Thanks for the incentive and motivation!

January 16, 2010 07:22 PM
Callie Edwards said...

I have loved your website since I found it over a year ago. I’ve made so many of your recipes and they always get rave reviews! Baking is one of my most favorite things to do….until lately…I’m in my first trimester of my first pregnancy. Sadly, the thought of baking makes my stomach turn and I don’t even know why. Then, I saw these cupcakes. My tummy jumped for joy! I may have to make these right away! Maybe you got me back in the saddle again!

January 16, 2010 08:22 PM
aussiemarina said...

my darlign friend snt me a smores kit AGES ago……..9still haven’t made them) but might just have to try this recipe too……you have inspired me to make smores now….thanx bakerella

January 16, 2010 08:30 PM
Megan said...

Your photos are absolutely mouthwatering! These looks so decadent, not to mention fun to make! I will definitely be trying these out in my own kitchen asap :)

January 16, 2010 10:07 PM
Carolina said...

These are way too much for me. I love desserts and sweet snacks, but I’m not a marshmallow lover. Maybe it would be better withour the marshmallows on top.

January 16, 2010 10:20 PM
Anna Smith said...

I made these for my husband’s 30th birthday, yesterday. I did leave off the ganache and extra marshmallow since we would be serving in a beer garden and I thought it might be a bit too messy, but they were still delish! We had a couple of leftovers, which my nine-month pregnant self polished off today. They were so good and a nice change from the usual sugary cupcakes at birthday parties. They will definately be a repeat recipe. Yum, yum, yum!

January 16, 2010 11:19 PM
Anna Smith said...

Just a couple of notes. I too had a thick cocoa batter in comparison to my graham cracker batter, but ten extra minutes in the oven seemed to do the trick-even though they didn’t come out toothpick clean, I could tell they were done enough). I used foil, jumbo cupcake liners and that really helped keep them from sticking to the pan (though it was completely on accident, I was pleasantly surprised) and helped to contain all of the crumbs, etc… until people tore into them, which they literally did.

January 16, 2010 11:23 PM
Casey said...

These really look amazing. S’mores happen to be my favorite food, so I am pretty sure I need to make these. Like, right now. At midnight.

Okay, maybe I’ll wait till tomorrow :)

January 17, 2010 12:42 AM
Stacey said...

i made these tonight for my bible study group and had the same problem with the marshmallows. I covered the half marshmallow entirely with the (very thick!) chocolate batter and they came out looking BEAUTIFUL until the marshmallow cooled and sunk.

They tasted delicious anyway, and I still took them. Most of the group is high school/college aged boys who didn’t particularly care what they looked like. :D

I think if i made them again, I would try using mini marshmallows, or perhaps try the suggestion of putting a marshmallow in the crater and broiling the cupcakes until the marshmallow melts over the top.

January 17, 2010 02:09 AM
pita said...

Like a few others have said, I’m going to have to make these for Girl Scouts. If I make them for the girls, I’ll have to try them plain first. If they need an extra kick of chocolate, I’ll have to come up with something other than the ganche. I don’t want to even imagine the mess the girls could make eating that.
I have made smores bars in the past and those were yummy too, I just can’t remember where that recipes came from.

January 17, 2010 10:27 AM
Andrea said...

I made these cupcakes today, and they are DELICIOUS. I doubled the recipe because that’s kind of what I do when I make cupcakes because I tend to give them away to people that live in my apartment, and I made 24 cupcakes + I made the rest into a little 9 inch round cake. They are fantastic.

January 17, 2010 12:26 PM
Dahlia said...

Hi Bakerella,
I made these last night: amazing! However, I ran into a slight problem. When the cupcakes were baked, some of them caved in, so the top of the cupcake had a hole. They were still awesome though.
Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

January 17, 2010 01:03 PM
Eileen said...

OMG! These look delicious! I have been looking for some different things to make for the sports team snack bar…for sure I’ll try these as everyone loves smores. To switch it up, I may use a couple of the small marshmallows on top instead of the one large one. Thanks!

January 17, 2010 01:17 PM
Deanna said...

Made these yesterday and they were delicious! At the end of the baking time, I was afraid they might not be done; so I added two more minutes. That was enough to overcook the marshmallows and melt them completely. It left a big hole in the top of each cupcake where they caved in. It made a great place to pour the ganache, but they weren’t as pretty as Bakerella’s! Just a word of warning to those of you who make these. Stick to the prescribed baking time! :)

January 17, 2010 03:10 PM
Tori said...

I made these yesterday and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe! Although I did have an issue with the marshmallows melting and the top of the cupcake collapsing in on itself, which made for a messy delivery. But I’m not complaining and neither did any of my friends. I received nothing but rave reviews! Thanks again!

January 17, 2010 03:37 PM
Darlene said...

OMG, seriously. I am totally making these….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

January 17, 2010 03:41 PM
Jaci said...

I am making these now and am running into the same problem as a few others – I baked them for 15 mins and they were cooked on top but seemed totally raw on the inside and the bottom was really oily. I put them back in to cook so I hope that helps, but if not, I might have to throw them away. I used paper liners; maybe I should have used something thicker – I have no idea how I’m going to get them out of the muffin pan!

January 17, 2010 09:19 PM
Amy said...

I made these this weekend and added 2 extra minutes to the baking time. After I let them cool, about half of them seriously sunk in the middle. I haven’t tried them yet, but they look pathetic. Are they just underbaked?

January 17, 2010 09:43 PM
Karen said...

Oh Lord. Bestill my heart.

January 17, 2010 11:08 PM
Pam said...

Just like your last picture shows… YUM !!!

Cant’ wait to make them for my kids !

Love your recipes !

Pam :)

January 17, 2010 11:22 PM
Amelia said...

My sister and I made these yesterday with a few changes. We didn’t have jumbo marshmellows, so we used mini ones. The first batch we followed the rest of the instructions exactly (4 mini marshmellows in each). They turned out okay but very very messy. So we didn’t put the graham cracker topping in the cupcake the second time and put more batter and fewer marshmellows in the second time and then put more topping on top. They turned out amazing!

January 18, 2010 07:40 AM
Brittany said...

These look so good. This will be our next baking adventure. I thought you would like these peanut butter truffle brownies (see our blog). I plan to turn these into a cupcake. I will let you know how it goes :)

January 18, 2010 09:43 AM
Liz said...

Delicious!! These were so good that I had to make a second batch because the first one vanished so quickly.

January 18, 2010 10:14 AM
Heidi said...

My daughter turns 13 this month and does not want a traditional cake (Mom, pleeeessse-insert tweenager whine), but she’s a huge fan of s’mores. This might be just the ticket!

January 18, 2010 11:32 AM
Jen said...

My seven year old made these yesterday for a little football soiree with neighborhood friends. She forbid me from doing anything (except explaining what 3/4 meant in the recipe and reaching for the ingredients). They were great, and the adults seemed to like them as much (more?) than the kids. A couple of thoughts from the sideline: buttering the TOP of the muffin tin will prevent the spillover stickiness; marshmallows should be shoved way down so they don’t bubble up and explode; you end up with less chocolate than graham mixture b’c of the way the cocoa absorbs, so I might make the split 2/3 to 1/3 at that step in the recipe; and be sure to save the left over ganache in the fridge…someone will definitely eat it! We got 16 from the recipe. Thanks Bakerella!

January 18, 2010 12:18 PM
Hemali S. said...

Bakerella – I love all of your ideas! I was wondering when your book is coming out…I want to be first in line to get it!

January 18, 2010 01:12 PM
Alexandra said...

I just made a batch myself and they turned out absolutely great!

January 18, 2010 03:37 PM
Beth said...

Yum! Your friends and neighbors must love you! You probably always have a treat like this around and share it with whomever knocks at your door. Speaking of, where do you live?? Can’t wait to see the next treat you make!

January 18, 2010 03:54 PM
Cleo said...

I was so excited to try these out…I waited all week getting all twitchy and excitable about my newest baking find only to be horrified by the devastation once I opened my oven.

Like a few others, my graham mixture was thinner than the cocoa, and once baked the bottom was an oily mess. On my next batch I omitted the graham crumb mixture and the paper liners (used a gallon of non stick spray instead). I also cooked for a longer period. The oil problem disappeared but then I got the marshmallow crater like several others (I used mini marshmallows).

I think next time I’ll leave the marshmallows completely out of the mixture and wait until the cupcakes are baked to top with mallows and broil in the oven. Even though mine didn’t turn out as beautiful as Bakerella’s they still taste great! I brought them into work and got lots of giggles out of my co-workers from my mishap!

January 18, 2010 06:28 PM
Sarah W. said...

I made these and the centers collapsed due to the marshmallow i think. any suggestions?

January 18, 2010 06:49 PM
Jesse said...

I made these today. Unfortunately I didn’t have the jumbo sized marshmallows, so I just made do with my mini marshmallows ( I put 3 in place of the 1/2 jumbo one). These turned out amazing and was a major hit with my family! Next time though I will definitely have to use the larger marshmallow. I feel like it could have been more gooey. Other than that, AMAZING!! Hats off to you bakerella.

January 18, 2010 10:46 PM
Erin said...

Made these tonight because they looked so yummy. They turned out great. I made some mini ones and some regular size cupcakes. They are so good. I, like Jesse, used mini marshmallows. Some of my mini ones caved in so I just improvised and placed a mini marshmallow in the space.

January 19, 2010 03:35 AM
GinormousDuck said...

Oh my goodness these look delicious! I’m going to try these right now!

January 19, 2010 11:15 AM
Sam said...

Yum is right! Made these this weekend with my son.

15 cupcakes….11 delicious successes, 4 failures. Everyone thought this was a fantastic combination of graham, chocolate, and marshmallow flavors. The center (over the marshmallow) puffed high while cooking, fell considerably once cooled. A nice depression for marshmallow pieces and ganache…

I’m a novice baker to be sure, so the issue with 4 was likely mine. I followed the recipe as written, used half a Jet-Puffed marshmallow between layers. 4 cupcakes came out so soft as to fail to hold their shape at all when removed, becoming pancakes on the cooling rack. Essentially, they seemed to be uncooked where the layers met.

Next time I’m going to acknowledge my novice status and try this as a two-layer cake, using marshmallow fluff between the layers and graham topping/ganache on top!

January 19, 2010 11:50 AM
Angelique said...

These were wonderful. I made some this weekend. Most of my marshmallows poked through the top and toasted, so it was as though I cooked them over an open flame. Perfection! I think next time, I’ll add a whole marshmallow to get more of that. And I will also add more of the “struesel” inside because it adds a lovely melty buttery taste to the middle.

And, in case anyone is wondering, I doubled the recipe without any real problems. But I wouldn’t double the “struesel”. I had to throw too much of that away.

January 19, 2010 11:57 AM
Wendy Pearce said...

I made these this past weekend for my Mom’s birthday dinner and they were awesome! Everyone loved them! I make a marshmallow frosting to go on top and then scorched it. DE-LIC-IOUS!!!!

January 19, 2010 02:42 PM
Kellyn said...

I tried twice to make these and couldn’t get them to bake all the way through…any suggestions of what I may be doing wrong?

January 19, 2010 06:02 PM
Sam said...

That’s what happened to 4 of mine – didn’t cook inside.

January 20, 2010 03:11 PM
Georgia.Pellegrini said...

just say the word s’more and I come running!
…Although, I must say, this recipe looks a little more complicated than Ham’s explanation for s’mores to Smalls in The Sandlot ;)

January 20, 2010 05:28 PM
Melissa said...

I just made these….OMG. I don’t even care that I forgot the drip pan and they made a mess in my oven. I skipped the ganache and when cool, I topped the cupcakes with a few extra mini marshmallows. I popped them under the broiler for a few minutes to toast the top marshmallows. YUM!

January 20, 2010 10:08 PM
Carrie said...

I made these tonight to bring in to our elementary faculty room tomorrow. They are delicious but I am wondering if there should be a pinch of salt in them. What do you think, Bakerella? I’m sure they’ll be a hit and I’ll proudly send everyone to your site for the recipe :)

January 21, 2010 11:58 PM
Taylor said...

Wow, these photos are torturing me! I wish I could eat one of those cupcakes now. However, I recently found out I am allergic to chocolate so for now, looking will have to do…

January 22, 2010 07:40 PM
HWolfman said...

I just made these today, breaking my faithful ritual of the Magnolia Bakery cookbook. I must add that I live in Colorado, so everything I make, particularly cake, turns to crumbs ten minutes after cooling. But these are perfect! They’re fantastically moist, even when fully cooked, and more than satisfy my sweet tooth. I must say, I think I’m turning to you for now on.

- Hannah

January 23, 2010 01:48 AM
Shannon said...

I tried to make these.. Taste so yummy.. But I made a hot mess.. they didn’t cook all the way… Ummm.. It didn’t help that my son poked his finger in the center of each cupcake.. LOL.. But mine didn’t look anything like cupcakes.. What is the secret to a perfect cupcake???

January 23, 2010 10:35 AM
keri said...

i LOVE smores. i have to make these. it would be a sin not to!

January 23, 2010 10:50 AM
AlilGranola said...

Yep….made these for my sons 5th birthday……I think I am in a happy sugar coma…YUMMY!!

January 23, 2010 08:43 PM
Tammy said...

made these to day for my daughters birthday and they turned out perfect!!!! i did a double batch and thined my coco batter a little with milk.. the marsmallow came to the top and carmalized with the buttery crumb mix they where the hit of the party and so pretty i almost did not put the topping on them but the cholate won out in the end!!! thank you so much i turn to your web site at least twice a week to see what is new and what i can do next!!!

January 23, 2010 10:50 PM
Jan said...

I’m not a fan of chocolate ganache at all, so how about simply frosting with some marshmallow fluff ?

January 25, 2010 12:32 PM
Val said...

If anyone comes up with a gluten free version of this, PLEASE let me know! ALso, if anyone has ever heard of a marshmallow i can buy that doesn’t have corn syrup/starch in it. My Kids are allergic to milk, wheat, corn, strawberries, and peanuts! And I just really want to find some treats for them that are different then just plain cake etc.

January 25, 2010 01:24 PM
carrie regan said...

Ok, so I was SO excited to make these because I just got a new S’more themed stamp set and I was having visions of making cute little treat tags…
The first batch was a bit hairy- I had a marshmellow mess in the oven!! So some reason my chocolate batter wasn’t so creamy and it didn’t spread easily over the marshmellow piece on the cupcake.. the marshmellow expanded and just pushed the chocolate out of hte way.. (silly marshmellow!)
The second batch, I put a lot less of the first layer and used two mini-mellows instead.. but I still had the same problem with the chocolate not standing it’s ground.. Any suggestions? The only thing I can think of is that I used 1 % milk?!?!

January 26, 2010 07:32 AM
Mari said...

I made this last Friday to bring to a friend’s kid’s birthday… I figured it would be easy and fast and it did! My only problem is almost the same as everyone…the graham batter was thinner and the chocolate was very thick (it was so thick and dry). I didn’t fret as I didn’t have the time, so I just added more liquid to the chocolate batter. I had been able to make 21 cupcakes out of this… after 15 mins. it seemed like the batter was still raw, so I baked it a little longer. After it cooled, the middle sank…I didn’t worry as I just put the ganache in it. It tasted good…my hubby liked it…but maybe next time I’ll try the mini marshmallow or use the fluff….
Bakerella, it’s still a hit no matter what. Thanks for sharing….

January 26, 2010 11:35 AM
Alyssa said...

So, the trick is to read the last comments! I read about 150 oooooh, aaahhhhs & love your sites before I got to the 20 someodd people who actually made these & saw most of them too had messy disasterous results like mine. Raw bottom, caving, burning marshmellow in oven smell over-chocolate tasting batter. Love the idea, but needs some serious tweaks. Gotta go take out the trash!

January 26, 2010 03:17 PM
michelle said...

My first thought on for toasted marsh mellows would be to top them off when there is a minute or two left and let them broil or brown in the heated oven – I do that to brownies all the time. You are truly talented, thank you so much for sharing, nurturing & creating!

January 27, 2010 07:11 PM
Traci said...

I made these last night! They were easier that I expected and oh sooo good!

January 28, 2010 12:22 PM
Amy said...

I tried this recipe today and some of my cupcakes are hollow where the marshmallow was. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

January 28, 2010 06:44 PM
martie said...

I’ve made 3 batches so far. The 1st was a yummy disaster, my kids “helped”. The 2nd, I gave most away. The 3rd is a double batch in the oven as I type, for my son’s birthday tomorrow. He said he HAD to have them, because he wanted to have s’mores as his school treat, but you can’t have a fire at school. All batches have had the hollow space where the marshmallow was, but the ganache fills the space up nicely ;) I love the ganache! It’s messy, just like fireside s’mores.Going to try a dollop of marshmallow fluff as the topping.

January 29, 2010 01:06 AM
Kathy & Catherine said...

So tonight we were both in the mood for something sweet & we decided to bake this sweet treat. We bought all of the ingredients & measured & baked. When we opened the oven door.. “AW DANG IT.” The cupcakes had overflowed for some reason & the marshmallows looked like they exploded. In summery: one hot (yummy) mess.

What did we do wrong? We were really excited for this but ultimately we failed.

January 29, 2010 03:24 AM
Amanda L said...

These are by far the best thing I have ever made. I think my husband fell in love with me again while he was taste testing them. :)

I did have to bake mine longer for a total of 25 minutes. They were the biggest mess I have ever made in the kitchen, but totally worth it!!!! Amazing, the flavor combination is just perfect!

January 31, 2010 01:48 PM
Hollie Levy said...

For some reason mine collapsed in the middle. Any suggestions? Thanks

January 31, 2010 05:10 PM
Kim said...

I just made these today and they look fantastic! I made them for a friend’s birthday, so the taste test will have to wait, but the leftover batter and ganache sure were yummy! ;)

January 31, 2010 09:20 PM
Roberta said...

I just made brownies with marshmallows. Now I want to make the cupcakes they look soooooo delicious with a hidden surprise!

February 1, 2010 12:45 PM
GrammaToni said...

Anything that I bake with my grandchildren whether pretty or not is special…but pretty does add to the fun!

February 1, 2010 02:14 PM
bakerella said...

I think I need to make these again soon and see what’s up.

Half successful and half not. Hmmm. Will investigate.

February 3, 2010 10:21 PM
Sarah said...

i actually made these into cake balls :)

Baked them as 2 seperate cakes and made icing using Fluff (so yummy) for that marshmellow taste

Then using a mini ice cream scoop made 2 halfs; rolled them both together…rolled in some extra graham cracker crumbs and covered in chocolate.

They were by far the most favorit treat i’ve brought to work yet (i don’t think they lasted an hour). I didn’t have time to cover them all in chocolate but they were ALMOST as good without it!

February 5, 2010 04:14 PM
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