Is there anything more nostalgic than S'mores? I always go straight to the best childhood memories with just a mention of them. I love the idea of taking the classic flavors like these and reinventing them. Enter this perfect S'mores Cupcakes with a graham cracker base, boxed chocolate cake mix, chocolate marshmallow frosting, milk chocolate and a big toasty marshmallow on top.
This delish s'mores upgrade is the perfect way to celebrate this time of the year. While I love toasting real s'mores around a fire pit, this fun s'mores dessert recipe will have your entire house smelling amazing.
S'mores cupcakes are a fun and easy twist on the classic campfire treat.
These cupcakes make for the perfect treat to bring to all of your end of summer parties and celebrations, too. Whip up a batch or two and you will be the hit of the party.
With just a list of common ingredients, you can have this yummy summer dessert ready in no-time.
EASY S'MORES CUPCAKES RECIPE
S'mores are one of the most iconic campfire treats of all time. But what if you want to enjoy the taste of s'mores without having to deal with the fire?
These S'mores Cupcakes are the perfect solution! Made with a simple cake mix, they're easy to make and BIG on flavor. The key to getting that perfect s'mores flavor in a cupcake are the toppings, so don't skip them.
You'll want to devour these S'mores Cupcakes as soon as they come out of the oven!
S'MORES CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS
Here is a simplified list of the ingredients needed to make these cupcakes. S'mores Cupcakes are a fun and easy twist on a classic treat.
Making them starts with a good chocolate cake mix.
Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the exact measurements needed.
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Granulated Sugar
- Melted Butter
- Chocolate Cake Mix Box + Ingredients to Make It
- Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
- Marshmallow Fluff
- Powdered Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Mini Chocolate Bars
HOW TO MAKE S'MORES CUPCAKES
These cupcakes are pretty simple to make thanks to a few yummy shortcuts! Let's make them! Be sure to scroll down to the official recipe card for complete instructions.
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating, place the cupcake liners into your cupcake pans.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Add just one tablespoon of the graham cracker crust to each liner and press it in until it's flat.
Then bake the crusts for 6 minutes and allow them to cool completely.
Next up, it's time to prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the box. Then, add the cupcake mixture to the cupcake pans until each is about ¾ full. Bake them according to the directions on the box.
In the bowl of your high-speed mixer, combine the butter, shortening, and marshmallow fluff and mix on medium-high speed until fully combined.
Add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder while mixing on low.
Add in the milk and vanilla extract and let the mixture to whip for 3 to 4 minutes until its light and fluffy.
Place your buttercream into a piping bag with a large straight piping tip. Then, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes.
Using a torch or heat gun, toast the tops of the marshmallows and place one on each cupcake. You can also do this in the oven, see my tips below.
For the perfect final touches, sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on the cupcakes and then place one piece of chocolate onto each cupcake.
Voila!!! Your delish dessert is ready!
CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE INTO MINI CUPCAKES
Yes, you will need only to use about 1-2 teaspoons of the graham crackers pre-cupcake. Then you will need to reduce the baking time to only 15-19 minutes.
HOW LONG ARE CUPCAKES GOOD FOR?
If you store them in an airtight container at room temperature, they will be good for 4-5 days.
CAN THESE BE MADE WITH CANNED FROSTING?
Yes, I would whip up chocolate frosting with a cup of marshmallow fluff to give you that chocolate marshmallow frosting.
IS THERE A WAY TO TOAST THE MARSHMALLOWS WITHOUT A TORCH OR HEAT GUN?
Yes, you can put them under the broiler and carefully watch them because if they get too melted, they will stick to the pan.
WHERE CAN I GET GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS?
You can find them in the baking section of the grocery store. You can also make your own by pulsing whole graham crackers in a food processor or placing them in a freezer bag and smashing them with a rolling pin.
CAN THESE BE MADE WITH MINI MARSHMALLOWS?
You can place 6-8 toasted mini marshmallows onto the cupcakes.
CAN I TOAST THE WHOLE MARSHMALLOWS INSTEAD OF JUST THE TOPS?
This is very tricky because if you overheat the marshmallow, they will stick to the plate, and you will not be able to get them off. You can get away with this if you have a powerful torch.
S'mores cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any summer party! They're easy to make and everyone will love them.
If you're looking for a fun and festive dessert, be sure to try out these s'mores cupcakes!
Find the recipe card below where you can save or print it out for your convenience.
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- Ingredients to make cake mix
- Chocolate marshmallow frosting:
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup shortening
- 7 oz marshmallows fluff
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 24 marshmallows
- 2 (1.55 oz) Hershey bars
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the cupcake liners into cupcake pans.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of the graham cracker crust to each liner and press it flat.
Bake the crust for 6 minutes and allow them to cool completely.
Prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the box. Fill the cupcake pan, so each one is about ¾ full. Bake according to the direction on the box.
In the bowl of your mixer, combine the butter, shortening, and marshmallow fluff and mix on medium-high speed until well combined.
Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.
Mix in the milk and vanilla extract and allow the mixture to whip for 3 to 4 minutes until light and fluffy.
Place your buttercream into a piping bag with a large straight piping tip. Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes.
Using a torch or heat gun, toast the tops of the marshmallows and place one on each cupcake.
Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on the cupcakes.
Nutrition InformationYield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 18mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 1gSugar 36gProtein 2g
This nutritional information is for reference only. We are not responsible for these calculations.
These s’mores cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate summer. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also really easy to make – you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. So why not give them a try? I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Like this cupcake recipe? You have to check out my Dark Side of the Moon Cupcakes, too!
And if you do end up making them, be sure to share a picture on social media and tagging @cutefetti. I can’t wait to see your creations!