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.

Sadia said...

I just made these. They’re DELICIOUS, and the two batters were perfect for my three-year-old twin daughters who made them with me. I was glad that I made a trial cupcake to get an idea of how much batter to use. The marshmallow melted and spilled into the next cupcake well! I’d say I used 3 tsp of graham cracker batter and 2 tsp of chocolate for each cupcake.

My husband says that I would win, hands down, if I entered this in a baking competition.

One idea, for folks who don’t like the messy look, is to leave the marshmallow out of the center, and use marshmallow creme for icing. It’s not nearly as fun, though, as this recipe. :)

I actually got 2 dozen cupcakes from the recipe, and the layers are just gorgeous.

February 7, 2010 10:00 PM
Peggy said...

These were phenomenal! They were described as magnificent, fantastic, etc. My only issue is that I made the chocolate mixture first and then the graham cracker mixture (as stated in directions). As I assembled my cupcake, the chocolate mixture became VERY thick and difficult to place on the marshmallow. I suggest you make the graham cracker mixture first and then make the chocolate mixture. Otherwise these were a great success!

February 10, 2010 05:24 PM
donnell said...

these cupcakes looks sooo yummy. i will have to try them. i love smores, and the just look awesome!

February 11, 2010 04:18 PM
Jenny Bates said...

Im with Shayna…mine sunk–I have a huge hole in each one…:(

February 12, 2010 11:23 PM
Amber said...

Just made these as a thank you gift for a neighbor and a Valentine’s Day treat for my family.

The first round they sunk horribly in the middle (which I ended up filling with half a “fresh” marshmallow before putting the ganache on top, so it worked out o.k. other than that they were quick to completely fall apart). I found that the second round worked much better—I just put a very thin layer of the graham batter and pushed the marshmallow half down into the graham batter a bit before covering it completely with the chocolate layer.

It was completely worth the effort—absolutely delicious.

February 14, 2010 09:54 PM
ritchie de leon said...

i am not eat use marshmallow but i try make it then i eat it so delicious too… they are like order it

February 14, 2010 10:43 PM
Tassia said...

Came out looking PHENOMENAL… then sank into sadness :(

I’m filling with mini-mallows and chocolate chips… but like others, I think next time I will skip the marshmallow and add a few minis toward the end of baking.

Same issue with consistency of the two batters as well.

February 21, 2010 08:12 PM
Tina said...

Wow…I normally never eat what I make because I like to bake for my loved ones, but these look so-o-o-o-o-o heavenly good, I just might make them for and eat them all myself!!!!

Does it make a difference whether I use regular whole milk or 2% milk?

I’ve only recently stumbled across your site, and just love it and your photography.

thank you.

February 23, 2010 09:22 AM
Tassia said...

Made them again, no marshmallows.
Still sunk like the Titanic :(

February 24, 2010 02:35 AM
Susan said...

Yep, mine came out sunken, runny and oily too. I am soooo disappointed. They looked great when they came out of the oven. Then sank to the bottom.

February 26, 2010 09:54 PM
Jaclyn said...

I am sooo disappointed… I tried to make these and they fell apart! I don’t know what i did wrong. I got maybe 2 good ones. They all taste great but they kind of sank in on me. Big holes in the middle of a bunch…. What did I do? I had a hard time telling if they where fully cooked or not…. :( Im eating the broken ones as we speak. SO GOOD!

March 4, 2010 03:40 PM
April said...

A co-worker has been trying to get me to make a s’mores dessert for weeks. Found your website for the first time last week and made this today. They came out amazing and look great!

March 8, 2010 10:28 PM
Michelle said...

I made these just a few weeks ago for a shared birthday party for my daughter and her little friend. HUGE hit and they were actually pretty easy. Which is a good thing since baking is not my strong point. The only change I made was that I used mini-marshmallows instead of the big ones. I put three mini marshmallows in the middle of each cupcake and then topped each finished cupcake with three more mini marshmallows. The mini ones are a little easier for my 3 year old to eat!

March 14, 2010 01:35 AM
Mag said...

Bakerella- I made these cupcakes last weekend and they were delicious! I put a bit too much batter in (way too much) and so they kind of toppled over. Delightful otherwise!!

March 28, 2010 05:50 PM
Hannah said...

Dear Bakerella,

My name is Hannah. I’m 11 years old. I love baking and I want to be a chef when I grow up. I searched recipes for a week and my birthday is tomorrow so today, my mom and I tried baking your recipe for S’more cupcakes. They were really fun to make and we read your instructions very carefully. When we took them out of the oven they were perfect and then while they were cooling, they completely sunk! But, I tasted one and….boy! Were they delicious! If you get back to me… that would be great! If you give me advice then I will be willing to try them again.

from, Hannah

April 13, 2010 08:14 PM
Janie said...

I like Hannah baked these and when I took them out and they cooled they sunk but, also they didn’t cook all the way. On the directions you said about 15 minutes? Would that be 15 minutes or more. They were delicious and we are enjoying them even though they are not fully baked. Want to try them again when I have time, since they take a little time to make.

May 25, 2010 05:33 PM
Hannah Oginsky said...

Is it unsweetened cocoa?

June 7, 2010 04:39 PM
Hannah O. said...

Is it unsweetened cocoa?

June 7, 2010 04:39 PM
Meg said...

Oh my gosh, I want to make everything on this site!!! I’m going to suggest a potluck at work soon, so I can do some testing! :)

June 18, 2010 09:46 PM
Avni said...

looks good…

July 1, 2010 01:56 PM
Laura said...

I am a baker in a small corporate dining facility and baked these cupcakes today. After they were baked, I melted down some marshmallows, milk, and butter and dipped the tops for a super thin, gooey marshmallow topping. Then I drizzled ganache over that and garnished with 3 mini marshmallows. They were DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

July 7, 2010 04:46 PM
Heather said...

I wanted to try making these, but when I made them and they came out of the oven, they had exploded and the graham cracker cake hadn’t fully cooked yet. Please help!

July 8, 2010 06:36 PM
Stephanie said...

I made these last night in 1 cup cupcake pan and used a whole marshmallow. Baked at 325 for 26 min. Wow, they are so good. We ate them warm with the ganache. It was hard to stop at one.

July 10, 2010 09:56 AM
Dorothy Santos said...

Absolutely deeeeelicious! THANK YOU so much for the recipe. They turned out perfectly and excited to bring them to work tomorrow! :)

July 28, 2010 12:39 AM
Becca said...

Just made them for a party this weekend! I’m very excited about bringing something unique to the table. My only “gripe” is that the cupcakes did not fully cook in 15 minutes, and when i took them out the centers deflated like a soufle – there are big depressions in the centers. Boo, i’ll cover with marshmellows… hopefully the center will harden and my guests won’t notice. :-) Thanks for the recipe!

August 12, 2010 08:08 PM
Dorothy Santos said...

I made these a few weeks ago and they turned out perfectly! I did them per the recipe and they turned out really well. However, you are left with a hole in the middle from the marshmallow but you can pour ganache and have a chocolate center, which people seemed to really enjoy. Like others, I covered the whole with half a marshmallow.

FYI – Please don’t double up this recipe. It’s great as is. I tried to double up the ingredients and chemistry worked against me. They came out incredibly dense. :( Otherwise, GREAT recipe!

August 14, 2010 11:33 AM
tatey said...

I baked these for 15 mins., per the instructions and they were soup. I then put them back in for 4 1/2 mins and they were still soup. I put them back in again for 10 minutes and am hoping that they will be done when they cool. A little frustrating…??? Any ideas????

August 15, 2010 09:36 PM
tatey said...

p.s. I put 1/2 marshmallow on the top of each cupcake after they’d been in the oven for about 15 mins. They look AMAZING, but do you think it slowed the cooking down? please help, I’d like to try these again.

August 15, 2010 09:40 PM
Brittany said...

My friend and I made these today and found the chocolate too overpowering and thus you couldnt really taste any other aspect of the s’more cupcake.

August 28, 2010 02:22 AM
tatey said...

ok, the second time I made these I still put an extra 1/2 marshmallow on top (after 12 mins. in the oven) and added ganache after they cooled. I baked them for about 24 minutes and they turned out great.

August 29, 2010 06:15 PM
Anonymous said...

horrible idea

August 29, 2010 06:48 PM
Ashley said...

I made this tonight and they were a hit! I used mini marshmallows instead of big ones and it looked so cute! I also used Splenda instead of sugar/brown sugar and no one could tell! Thank you for the inspiration!

September 6, 2010 08:05 PM
katherine said...

Hello! I’m from the UK and I’m not sure if Graham Crackers are sold here… Could anyone tell me a possible replacement that can be found in english supermarkets?

September 7, 2010 08:53 AM
Analise said...

I’ve made these SEVERAL TIMES. It’s quite a lengthy process but they are worth every minute.

so delicious!

September 19, 2010 12:43 PM
Aaron said...

Hello! My girlfriend and I have been looking through your site recently and were extremely excited to make these. So, we went and bought all the needed supplies and quickly whipped up a batch. We are vegetarians so we substituted Fluff for the marshmallows. After 15 minutes cooking, they were a boiling mess so we left them in longer. After about 10 mins we decided to take them out in fear of sending the building in a mad panic from the burning smell. Even after 25 mins in the oven, they were extremely oily and barely cooked. So… we took the leftover batter and decided to make some more without the Fluff. They too turned out terrible: sunken in the middle (without the marshmallow), oily, and barely cooked. I think this may need to be tweaked. We both have experience with baking and followed everything to a T. I’d love to hear what you think the problem was and can’t wait to try a possibly updated recipe!

September 26, 2010 11:17 PM
Camly said...

Hey, I am a big fan and was trying this recipe, and ran into a few road bumps. Do you have a solution to the holes in the cupcakes? Some of my cupcakes ended up with giant holes in them from where the marshmallow was placed. Is there a remedy to that?

September 27, 2010 11:38 PM
Aubrey said...

Ok, so I decided to foray into the world of S’mores cupcakes last night with a distinct FAIL and a certain win. My first 12 were done in baking cups in metal baking pans. The overflow from the first batch ended up being 4 extra cupcakes so those I cooked in my silicone pan (in the baking cups). The first 12 were soggy and collapsed horribly in the middle after they cooled. I guess they just didn’t cook enough but it was really hard to tell as the tops seemed cooked. I cooked those for 20 minutes. The silicone 4 (cooked the same amount of time) came out cooked all the way through and only sank a tiny tiny bit on some of them after they cooled. I drizzled ganache on them (after I added about 1/2 a Tbsp of powdered sugar because I thought the ganache was too bitter) and then topped them with half a marshmallow that was dipped in ganache and then covered in graham cracker crumbs. Then I drizzled a little more ganache on the marshmallow. Perfection. Actually, the next time I make them I will probably cut back the baking 3 minutes or so just to see if I can keep them slightly more moist. But everyone loved them (I made a full second batch all cooked in silicone bakeware… mental note to get another silicone muffin pan). I would like to try them with marshmallow creme in the middle next time. Or make it like a cake… But honestly the half done ones were DELICIOUS… just really ugly.

October 9, 2010 05:50 PM
McKinna said...

THESE are on my list for today!!! Can’t wait to try ‘em!

October 26, 2010 12:40 PM
M&M said...

Tried it tonight. Filled the baking cups wayyy too much haha. Mama saved them. :)

November 8, 2010 01:35 AM
luv to bake said...

this looks great i am going to make this thank u for putting this on here

November 11, 2010 12:44 PM
Emily said...

o..m..g.. I made these for an event and people went nuts over them!! I’ll make these again for sure!! They’re so yummy!

November 18, 2010 05:31 PM
Jason @ (y)our food choices said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy! I love s’mores so much that I made my own homemade ones. Here’s a link to it.

Jason & Steve

December 1, 2010 04:17 PM
Amy M! said...

My little sister made these for a party. They were literally the best baked good I have ever had in my entire life. And let me assure you I have had a LOT of delicious baked things! Thanks for an amazing recipe!!

December 14, 2010 12:34 AM
Valerie said...

My best friend introduced me to your blog and the pioneer woman’s blog, and even though the extent of my cooking goes no further than whatever i can microwave, you’ve inspired me to cook.. i’ll be trying these out tonight!

December 23, 2010 04:10 PM
Anonymous said...

i love your idea

January 2, 2011 03:43 PM
Emi said...

I am not a great baker and these took me a full morning to make, but it was worth it! I LOVED the way the graham crackers baked into the cupcake. YUM! I made 3 dozen for a dinner at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance–I know they will love it. Thanks for a great recipe!

January 19, 2011 07:37 PM
Sasha said...

Well I read through all the comments and figured that everyone was doing something wrong, and that I wouldn’t! Well, I was wrong because I had the case of the exploding cupcake too. I also did a couple of changes, one on purpose and one by accident. I subbed almond milk for the milk. And I accidentally added all the milk to the graham. Weighing my options, I decided just to mix the two batters together and it was very tasty! Albeit messy. Fresh out of the oven I scraped the exploded cupcake into a bowl, and served it with chocolate brownie ice cream. I got two marriage proposals.

January 28, 2011 01:15 PM
Windy said...

I just made these and they are to die for. I’m in love. <3

February 10, 2011 01:39 AM
Adie said...

So I made these insane cupcakes for me and my boyfriends anniversary and…they didn’t turn out on the first try. First off, it may just be my oven but the 15 minutes suggested was way too short. Secondly, the jumbo marshmallow in the middle made the cupcakes almost…. implode and then they lost all shape and flopped completely flat. I threw the first batch away and replaced the marshmallow in the middle with marshmallow creme and then baked mini marshmallows into the cupcake. Oh my goodness, so delicious!! Top it with that wonderful ganache and some more marshmallows and its just sugary-perfection! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!!!

February 11, 2011 02:26 AM
JT said...

Thanks a million for this awesome recipe!

My modifications:

1.) I made extra of the crumb topping and pressed some into the bottom of the cupcake pan first. Makes a nice little crust on the bottom and looks gorgeous when it comes out (like three layers)

2.) I used cake mixes. for the bottom I used yellow cake mix and added graham cracker crumbs to the mix.

3.) When I put the 1/2 marshmallow in the center I also sprinkled some semi sweet chips.

3.) I filled them with marshmallow filling. I adore filled cupcakes!

4.) I used 1/2 a marshmallow on top and the filling poking out the top held them nicely in place.

These cupcakes are as gorgeous to look at as they are delicious to eat!!!!

February 26, 2011 02:34 PM
kimberly said...

gonna have to try these for sure. I know they are going to be wonderful! thanks

March 19, 2011 10:11 AM
Lisa said...

I made these this weekend and the center collapsed and I don’t understand why. Frustrating…
I covered the hole in the middle with a marshmallow on top. They tasted pretty good though, so that was alright.

March 21, 2011 12:26 PM
Gail said...

this site made me cry ;D
it looks i looks soooooooooooooooooooooo delicious!!!
cant w8 to make these!
i love you <3

March 25, 2011 09:48 PM
Danelle D said...

HI! I tried making these tonight! Haven’t tasted them but figured I’d give you a tip, do NOT reverse these (putting the chocolate on the bottom and graham cracker on top). The Denseness of the chocolate keeps everything ‘together’ my second batch (done in reverse) allowed the marshmallow to ‘blow up’ and the graham gracker batter went everywhere. :) Thanks for the recipe!

April 9, 2011 12:34 AM
Kristine Shapiro said...

Looks great, what kind of “oil” did you use?

May 5, 2011 12:25 PM
Blakeley (Cupcake Princess) said...

Yum! These are soooo good. For me this recipe made 16 very large cupcakes. I used vegan marshmallows in this recipe. I loved how ooey gooey these look. I toasted the marshmallow on top on the cupcakes for a nice finish. For some reason the middle sank, but no one could notice after the ganach was one. Thanks for the great recipe!

May 22, 2011 09:33 PM
Karina said...

I just made these today and they were just perfect! :) Super messy but perfect! Thank you!!!

June 5, 2011 09:16 PM
Jenna said...

These cupcakes looked great so of course I had to give them a shot! Unfortunately, the bake time for these suckers was totally off! These cupcakes were only 1/2 way baked through after 15 minutes yet my toothpick came out clean.. didn’t even realize until I came back a few minutes later and there was a crater size hole in the middle of my cupcakes. I threw them back in the oven but the damage was already done. These cupcakes need to bake for at least a half an hour… I was so disappointed because I was so excited to share this recipe with my fellow cupcake club members. :(

June 17, 2011 11:47 PM
Neha said...

after going through pages and pages to find a review, I decided to post one of my own (found plenty of people saying that these looked good, but nobody saying that they TASTED good. which is important when you have to compare recipes).
They’re really good! The chocolate cake could be a little more chocolatey, and the graham cracker cake could easily be passed off for yellow, but the presentation just adds to the already great taste, so it doesn’t matter. The graham cracker topping really makes the cupcake and adds texture.
The marshmallow kind of dissolves into the cupcake and leaves a big hole in it, so i would suggest sticking the second half of the marshmallow into the pit in the cupcake and stick it int he oven for a minute or two so that the eater can have the ‘gooey marshmallow’ experience. Or you could torch it to make it even more smore like.

And they taste great without the addition of the marshmallow on top and the chocolate ganache. I didn’t add those and people still loved them :]

thanks for the recipe :] i’ll definitely be coming back!

June 18, 2011 12:26 AM
Amy said...

These are really good, and everyone who ate them raved about them. However, the 15 minute bake time wasnt long enough in my case, and the first batch all went in the trash. 20 minutes seemed just right!

August 11, 2011 08:33 PM
John said...

Those look sooooo good…! Here’s a video on how we have been making regular s’mores this summer in Texas:

August 18, 2011 08:42 AM
Emily Haxton said...

Me and my friend made these and they EXPLODED it was so sad ): we are planing on a remake though (:

August 21, 2011 07:42 PM
Yasmine said...

hi bakerella!
this is my first time on your website and I luv it! I made your chocolate crackle cookies and they were delish!

I am probly going to make these a back to school treat. can’t wait!

p.s I am twelve and love to bake and cook!

August 24, 2011 04:54 PM
Erin said...

These look absolutely delicious! I LOVE s’mores recipes, and can’t wait to try this one out!

September 14, 2011 08:17 PM
Mercedes said...

For the crumb topping, is the brown sugar light or dark, or does it matter? These look amazing and I can’t wait to make them!

October 11, 2011 04:15 PM
Amy said...

i luv smores and made into a cupcake even better i actually just made these and i m eating them i have got to make these another time deliciousness.

October 13, 2011 05:11 PM
Cierra said...

looks so Delicious i feel like eating them right now ! i am going to make these tommorow

October 17, 2011 08:00 PM
Rebecca said...

Mine caved in the centers :(

Any suggestions on how to prevent this on my next attempt, because trust me, I will be making these again!! :)

October 20, 2011 01:00 PM
Jessica McCann said...

I’m making these now and they seem very raw and gooey, even after 20 minutes. Hopefully this story will have a happy ending!

October 20, 2011 04:54 PM
Jessica McCann said...

I figured out what I did wrong. I put too much butter in the crumb mixture. Darnit!!!! I’m still bringing them to a party, they’re delicious.

October 20, 2011 05:26 PM
Elise said...

I just tried this amazing looking recipe and had some troubles. When I took them out after 15 minutes they were not even close to done, and I didn’t feel like I over filled them (they didn’t even overflow!) I put them back in for another 15 minutes and they still don’t look done! Many have collapsed much more than expected :(

Does anyone have any suggestions? Or has anyone else experienced this?

October 22, 2011 04:11 PM
Elise said...

Ok, so I didn’t read all of the comments before my first post, but if at least half of people are having problems could there be some tweaking done to the official recipe? Please Bakerella!

October 22, 2011 04:19 PM
Bamahippie said...

Last weekend I made these for my daughter’s fourth birthday – it was a camping theme. These were perfect. I discovered some things as I made test batches.
The first time I accidentally only used 1/4C of cocoa, and the result was a batch of very smooth, consistently moist cupcakes. The second time I used the recipe’s 3/4C, and ended up with that wonderfully decadent, fudgy top layer. And the third time I used 1/2C for a perfect-for-kids mutant cupcake/brownie texture. All three batches were awesome.
Also, because they were for kids we didn’t use the ganache to avoid mess. We piped chocolate icing in a small dollop right in the middle of each cupcake. (This was nice because it was able to fill in the chasms made in some of the cupcakes when the marshmallows melted.) Then we topped with three mini marshmallows and a teddy graham. Way cool. Thanks so much!

October 28, 2011 11:02 AM
Lucy said...

i tried making these cupcakes because they looked super awesome but when I did, they turned out horrible! I also noticed that when you said it would be a cake batter, we followed the instructions like you said but it turned out like a dough instead of a batter. i think you forgot to mention to add water. then in the end, they tasted more bitter than sweet and more breadlike than cakelike. i don’t know what i did wrong, but i think your recipe was a little off. i don’t know who else tried to make the cupcakes like me, and i wonder if they had the same problem?

November 13, 2011 11:03 PM
Sadia said...

My sister doesn’t like pie, so this is what I’m making to knock her socks off for Thanksgiving dessert. I haven’t had much luck with the marshmallows, and I’m lazy (well, otherwise occupied in the kitchen) so I’m just doing the graham cracker/chocolate cupcake with whipped cream on top.

November 23, 2011 02:28 AM
Alanna said...

I tried to make these, and I didn’t like how the center would sink in. Other than that, they were good!

February 14, 2012 05:29 PM
Emily said...

These are AmaZing!! I made them for my husband’s birthday last night and they turned out fantastic. They are SO delicious and a lot of fun to make! The perfect smore cupcake recipe that I was looking for!

March 8, 2012 10:18 AM
M Chef Smith said...

Bakerella! I just made this recipe for my catering and they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo wonderful. Your recipes are bulletproof! Thank you for being such a magnificent Pastry Chef. I find your recipes to be far more reliable and fabulous than any other baking and pastry site.

Keep up the good work and know that I am a loving fan.

March 16, 2012 01:27 AM
sarah said...

you are amazing girl!!!keep it day i would love to do what you do!!

March 20, 2012 07:01 PM
Grace said...

My friends and I were so excited to make these cupcakes, so we planned a girls’ night to bake them! We had lots of fun making the cupcakes… until the ganache. It did not work out so well for us :( It was very thin and buttery. The cupcakes are still in the oven as I speak because the bottoms are still very liquidy. If you have any advice for us about how to correct these problems, please comment back! Thank you so much!

March 31, 2012 06:12 PM
Grace said...

@Bakerella please answer

March 31, 2012 07:02 PM
Kensie said...

I tried these yesterday. but mine didn’t work at all. the cupcake just totally sunk in. i have no idea what i did wrong! any tips?

April 27, 2012 11:34 AM
Jul said...

These taste fantastic! My only issue is that for some reason when i take them out of the oven they collapse. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. Any ideas or suggestions?

May 24, 2012 01:26 PM
Fiona said...

Ur S’more or less is the best dessert i ever ate it made me feel like going camping so thank u bakerale

June 10, 2012 01:20 AM
Tina said...

So, I tried making these – twice! And both times they came out as a big, inedible mess!!!! I take that back – the parts that were edible were delicious, but stuck to the muffin pan. It seemed as if the marshmallow had exploded… Any thoughts on what went wrong?

July 29, 2012 04:01 PM
Kathryn said...

I made these yesterday for a friend’s birthday. They were fantastic! Instead of using the ganache, I placed a few pieces of Hershey bar on top and three toasted marshmallow halves on top of that. To toast, I placed the marshmallows under the broiler on low for about a minute. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

August 12, 2012 10:39 AM
Gwyneth said...

I love to bake and I am so going to try it thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 25, 2012 02:26 PM
Nancy said...

I’m an avid baker and really wanted to love these cupcakes but they were a complete disaster. From the cake batter that took double the 15 minutes to cook, to the then non-existent marshmallows after having to cook the batter so long, to the really unpleasant tasting cake, the greasy cupcake papers, the ganache that was runny like water. I have to wonder if the chef actually ever even made them herself. The proportions of this must have been way off because I followed it to the letter and none of it was good. And why fill with the graham topping which was undetectable and time consuming for no reason? I hope people get to read this so that they don’t waste their time and money like I did. The entire recipe, that I doubled, went in the trash. Why are there never reviews from people who have made these things to help the rest of us from wasting our time?

November 20, 2012 09:34 PM
Lisa Price said...

Wow these look delicious!!!!!

December 5, 2012 03:08 PM
Georgia said...

Dammit, mine were like… Weird. I live in Brazil, here we dont have Graham Crackers, so I had to use “Biscoito Maizena” and the result was kinda ugly… You know, the marshmallows started to rise (???) and they burned..

May 25, 2013 05:37 PM
bec said...

OOOO, those look delicious!

August 16, 2013 07:44 PM
Nelly Galan said...

Hey I made these yesterday and it wa my first time ever making cake from scratch and it was great!! they came out really delish even though the marshmallow kinda exploded through. I tried my first time my hand at ganahe for the first time and i kinda failed xD. Regardless they were great thank you!!

September 2, 2013 08:34 AM
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