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Campfire S’mores Cupcakes

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Campfire S’mores Cupcakes
  • Prep 2 hr 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Bring back fond memories of summers gone by and toasting marshmallows around the fire with these eye-catching treats.

Updated August 8, 2011
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2
    cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1
    cup hot water
  • 2/3
    cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 3/4
    cup shortening
  • 1 1/2
    cups granulated sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla

Decorations

  • 20
    individually wrapped red cinnamon hard candy disks, unwrapped
  • 20
    individually wrapped yellow butterscotch hard candy disks, unwrapped
  • 60
    pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • 48
    miniature marshmallows
  • 24
    toothpicks

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

  • 1
    jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
  • 1
    cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2
    cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8
    teaspoon lemon-yellow gel food color

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder; set aside. In small bowl, mix hot water and cocoa until dissolved; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, and cocoa mixture, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  • 4
    Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until about two-thirds full.
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, line 15x10-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Place unwrapped cinnamon and butterscotch candies in freezer plastic bag; with hammer or meat mallet, finely crush candies. Pour crushed candies into pan; spread in thin layer. Bake at 350°F 6 to 8 minutes or until completely melted. Cool completely before handling.
  • 7
    Spoon marshmallow creme into large microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds to soften. Add butter; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Tint frosting with yellow food color. Frost cupcakes.
  • 8
    On each cupcake, arrange 5 pretzel pieces to look like logs of campfire. Break cooled sheets of melted candies into pointed shards. Insert candy pieces in tops of cupcakes around pretzels to look like flames.
  • 9
    Place 2 marshmallows on one end of each toothpick. Insert other end of toothpick into each cupcake.

  • Bake ahead and freeze the unfrosted cupcakes up to 3 months, then frost and decorate when needed. Frozen cupcakes are also easier to frost!
  • Save time by substituting 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil’s food cake mix for the scratch cupcakes. Make, bake and cool cupcakes as directed on box. Continue as directed in recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
38g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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