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Cupcakes for the 4th (That Will Have Your Guests Wanting S’more)

“I haven’t had anything yet…so how can I have some more of nothing?”
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Celebrate the Fourth of July with our recipe for S’mores Cupcakes!

S’mores Cupcakes

Makes 12 Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 C. all-purpose flour
½ C. cocoa
1 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ C. milk
¼ C. vegetable oil
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Place cupcake liners in standard-sized cupcake tin.
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together all ingredients until they are completely incorporated.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. (Use a hand mixer or electric stand mixer.)
  5. Evenly distribute cake batter into the cupcake liners. (Tip! Use an ice cream scoop to evenly measure cupcakes.)
  6. Place in the oven and bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 semi-sweet or dark chocolate bars, chopped
1/2 cup of sugar

  1. Add heavy cream and butter to a small saucepan and heat on low heat until the butter has melted, and then add the sugar
  2. Add chocolate bars to a large bowl and pour the cream/butter mixture over the chocolate. Let the chocolate melt, then use a spatula to completely mix the chocolate and cream mixture. Let cool.

Cupcake Assembly

Ingredients:
Cooled Chocolate Cupcakes
Cooled Chocolate Ganache
Marshmallows
Graham Crackers, broken into small rectangles

  1. Toast marshmallows over a campfire or in the oven.
  2. Drizzle ganache over each cupcake. Top with a toasted marshmallow and piece of graham cracker.