I’m back! After 20+ hours of driving, a competition finished, a sunburn earned, I am at home.
Just like the competition this weekend, these cupcakes didn’t go as planned. But then again, when you know the race is a test of endurance, how can not training be a good game plan?
But that’s neither here nor there.
I’m calling these cupcakes s’more of nothing cupcakes because that’s kind of how they turned out. I had a s’more idea in mind: a chocolate cupcake with a marshmallow and graham cracker inside, topped with a cloud of marshmallow frosting.
But that’s not how this ended. After baking, the marshmallows literally melted away to…nothing. I expected a nice fluffy marshmallow on the inside of each cupcake and instead ended up with white traces of marshmallow residue on the outside of the cupcakes.
I used a sour cream chocolate cupcake base from the Cake Mix Doctor. That woman is a genius. The cupcake was delicious- light, soft and airy. Like a feather pillow at a campsite. A little bit of softness that goes a long way.
The graham cracker was soft on the inside of the cupcake, too. No surprise crunch, but I was ok with that. And the marshmallow cream on top was sugary and fluffy. The frosting wasn’t quite as thick as I imagined, but it didn’t run or drip so it fit the recipe.
I think this recipe needs a little modification to help the marshmallow disappearing act because I thought this was a great idea. But then again, I also thought swimming without a wetsuit (in 60 degrees F water) would be fine, too…
S’more of Nothing Cupcakes
1 batch of sour cream cupcakes (Due to my uncertainty about copyright restrictions, I’m not going to post the recipe)
1 batch of marshmallow frosting (also from the Cake Mix Doctor book)
~5 sheets of regular graham crackers
~15 giant marshmallows
Prepare cupcakes as directed. When placing the cupcakes in the muffin tins, fill them about a 1/3 of the way. Then add 1/8 graham cracker sheet (or to taste) and then place 1/2 a marshmallow on top. Cover the marshmallow and graham cracker with batter but be sure that the tin is not full; otherwise the batter will overflow and make a huge mess.
Bake according to cupcake directions.
Make marshmallow frosting.
Ice the cupcakes after they are cool or the icing will probably run.
Kind of how I felt after getting out of the water. Especially the roaring part.