S’mores Crazy Cakes. And yes you will want some S’more of these. Hahaha- I crack myself up. I wasn’t going to post this recipe because: #1 this is the product of a baking fail, #2 I had no idea what to call these and #3 I am not sure this is really a recipe? If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, please do!!) then you saw me post these the other day. The backstory: I had a cupcake order for two dozen chocolate cupcakes. I used my tried and true chocolate cupcake recipe, which I have made many times. As I was making the batter and adding the baking powder, I thought to myself, “Gee this just doesn’t seem like enough baking powder.” But the recipe said 1/2 teaspoon so I went with it and moved on. After I got the first batch out of the oven I quickly realized I had missed the baking soda. I looked back over the recipe. Yep! 3/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda was supposed to go in the batter too. Kind of a big deal. So I had super dense cupcakes that I could never sell to anyone, so I started over.
As I was mixing up my new batch of cupcakes, I was trying to figure out what I could do with my messed up cupcakes. I made James taste them and he said they were good…but not the consistency of a cupcake. So since James said they were still good, I decided I needed to get creative instead of just throwing my bake fail in the garbage. I remembered my stash of marshmallows I had in the pantry and the light bulb came on…S’mores! Who doesn’t like S’mores?! And you can thank the Girl Scouts for that…they invented S’mores. I was a Girl Scout from Brownies to Cadets. Some of the best memories I have are from Girl Scouts. I was lucky enough to have my mom be our troop leader all the years my sister and I were in Girl Scouts. If there was an award for the best troop leader, my mom would have definitely been deserving of it. We did some pretty cool and amazing things throughout the years in Girl Scouts. I can’t wait until my nieces are old enough to be Girl Scouts!! Hint, hint Wendy.
So I cut my cupcakes in half and topped the bottom with a marshmallow. I used S’MoreMallows (that is so fun to say…say it! Say it!), but you can use whatever kind you want! Popped the bottom cupcake topped with the marshmallow under the broiler for a few seconds, then topped with two small graham cracker squares, then added the cupcake top back on. That’s it. So I wouldn’t have posted this “recipe” but James seriously loved these….like he is still talking about them days later and took them to the firehouse where “the guys hammered them down.” Lemons out lemonades folks! And also a good reminder to always read the recipe carefully…even though this bake fail turned out to be pretty fabulous 🙂
S'Mores Crazy CakesPrint Recipe
- 24 chocolate cupcakes, halved (use my chocolate cupcake recipe in link above--but leave out the baking soda)
- 24 marshmallows
- 8 complete graham cracker rectangles
Set oven broiler to high setting and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut cooled cupcakes in half, leaving the bottom half in the cupcake liner and setting the cupcake top to the side. Put the cupcake bottoms, still in the cupcake liner, on the cookie sheets.
Top each bottom cupcake with a marshmallow and put under the broiler until marshmallow reaches your desired state of meltedness. Do not walk away or take your eyes off of these under the broiler, because it literally only takes seconds for the marshmallows to melt.
Remove cupcakes from oven. Take a single graham cracker rectangle (there are four single rectangles to a sheet), and break in half. Immediately press the graham crackers pieces into melted marshmallow and then top with the cupcake top. Enjoy!
Store at room temperature in an air tight container. Stays fresh for several days. If you don't eat these right off the pan, you can always put one in the microwave for about 10-seconds, to soften the marshmallow back up (not necessary---only if you want the marshmallow gooey again). Another option besides using the cupcake, would be using cookies. Store bought or homemade.
Nom nom nom nom nom….
Now go get your S’More on!