Saturday, June 14, 2008

May There Be S'more

This weekend my church is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Pretty neat. In 1958, the local baptist church decided that there needed to be another baptist church in town, so about 30 of the members went to a plot of land, pitched a tent and started the church. 50 years later we have a membership of 2000+ and have been in our new building (the second...No, we haven't been in a tent all this time!!!) for just over a year! Through those years, God has richly blessed us and used many people to bring glory to His name. May He continue!

ANYWAY, Friday we had a smoked chicken dinner on the grounds. Sunday there will be a catfish dinner on the grounds. But Saturday there was a community carnival and the needed goodies for a cake walk thingy! Who am I to say no to that request!!! So, I decided to try a couple of new things. One was a butterfinger blondie, which I will post later. But today, you get an exciting creation...the S'more Cupcake!!! I found this recipe for graham cracker cupcakes and modified it a bit. Then just throw in some chocolate chips and marshmallows, top with chooclate frosting (yes, from the can!), and garnish. What kid wouldn't love that! My only suggestion...don't garnish until the day you are going to serve or else the graham cracker gets soggy/soft! S'more Cupcakes
1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs (make these in a food processor, I used about 12 rectangles 3/4 cup of flour
2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
½ cup of oil
¾ cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
¾ cup of milk
In a small bowl combine the crumbs, flour and baking powder; set aside. Beat the oil and the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until combined. Add the eggs one at a time. Beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla.Alternately add flour mixture with milk, beating well after each addition. Line two muffin tins with 16 cupcake liners total OR place aluminum liners on a baking sheet...no muffin pan required...did you know that?!?! I didn't! Fill each liner 1/3 full with batter. Place 7-8 marshmallows on top of each batter. Top with remaining batter. Be careful not to run out of batter; just be "frugal" with your batter until you're sure you have enough. Bake at 350F degrees for 22-25 minutes or until done. Cool in pans or on sheet for 15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. When cool, ice with chocolate frosting. Before ready to serve, place a small square (each large rectangle will provide 8) in the cupcake. Top with a few marshmallows. Enjoy!

12 comments:

Peabody said...

Those look so good.

Alisha said...

What a great idea. Those look awesome! I'd pick them for sure. :)

Ana said...

They look good and I know my son would love those, he loves marshmallows!!
Let me ask you something, could you still notice the marshmallows inside the cupcakes?
As I said, my son loves marshmallows and I have tried adding them to muffins for him but usually the marshmallows sort of disappear inside...
Did yours were still there after baking the muffins?
Thanks!
Ana

Dana McCauley said...

I bet that was a huge hit with the kids! Nicely done.

gail@more than a song said...

What a fun idea for kids! No muffin pan, really? Never would have thought of that!

Jane said...

Oh my! I have to make these.
I love S'mores. And what's funny is I didn't like them as a kid. (I must have been odd! LOL)
And heads up, I tagged you. :)

Annie said...

Very cute idea. I have never seen this before. Great for summer cookouts too!

Sophie said...

what a fun and delicious recipe :). definitely a keeper :D.

reenie said...

Wow, portable s'more-things, and no muffin pan! Coolies! I have to try these.

Claire said...

Peabody - Thanks...there were fun.

Alisha - The only problem was transportation...I put them in ziploc bags and then took them to our picnic Friday night...it was kind of hot and I think they melted a bit.

Ana - Marshmallows are fun! What would even be more fun is splitting the cupcakes and spreading marshmallow cream (or putting a big marshmallow and melting it) between. Mmm!

Dana - I hope...I didn't get to go, so I don't know!

Gail - I wouldn't have either except that the container for the holders gave that instruction. I actually worked fairly well.

Jane - I don't like chocolate a lot, but s'mores are just fuN!

Annie - I think it worked well.

Sophie - Thanks! I think maybe some tweaking could be done so that you can taste the marshmallow more, but I'll keep it!

Reenie - Yep...no pan. I didn't know you could do that, but the container gave instructions! I thought it was pretty cool.

reenie said...

Yay! I made these, nearly messed up due to to my own silly-ness, but it worked out in the end. Thanks for the recipe, my family really liked them :).

I posted about it here, if you'd like to see:
http://scribblesandbites.blogspot.com/2008/06/whipped-cream-makes-everything-better.html

sterling said...

can't wait to try those!