Easy S’mores Cupcakes Recipe

These S’mores Cupcakes are DECADENT & RICH chocolate cupcakes, complete with a graham cracker base, and topped off with LIGHT & FLUFFY marshmallow frosting!

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Who loves a good campfire? I just love sitting around the flames with friends, telling ghost stories, and eating s’mores!

Those irresistible treats full of RICH chocolate, that perfectly toasted GOOEY marshmallow, sandwiched between CINNAMON-Y graham crackers.

Boy, do I LOVE THEM!

The best part is the marshmallow. How do you like yours?

Me? The more charred the better. My marshmallow is always the last to come off the fire, usually falling off the skewer because it is so MELTY.

What if you don’t have a campfire? Or want to go through the trouble of making one? Or don’t want all that mess?

Make Smores cupcakes!

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S’mores Cupcakes

Don’t get me wrong, I love a great campfire but sometimes it’s too hot to deal with all that. These smores cupcakes make it easy to enjoy that special treat!

All the same flavors just wrapped up in a slightly different package!

A crispy and buttery graham cracker crust topped with a moist chocolate cupcake. Made with a cake mix so it’s even EASIER!

labeled picture of ingredients for cupcakes

Just grab a few simple ingredients, you probably already have in your pantry and let’s get started!

Smores Cupcake Ingredients

  • graham crackers
  • cake mix
  • eggs
  • butter
  • oil
  • milk

Make these just like you would regular chocolate cupcakes, just add that yummy crust before you bake them:)

How to make Smores Cupcakes

STEP ONE: Make the crust. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.

STEP TWO: Mix and press into the bottom of cupcake tin with liners.

STEP THREE: Bake at 325F for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 350F.

STEP FOUR: Make the cupcakes. In a large bowl, mix together the devil’s food cake mix, oil, eggs, and buttermilk until smooth.

STEP FIVE: Divide batter on top of cooled cracker crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

STEP SIX: Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Once they are cooled, it’s time to break out the marshmallow frosting!

Marshmallow Frosting Ingredients

  • powdered sugar
  • marshmallow fluff
  • butter, room temperature
  • vanilla extract (make sure it’s clear)

How to make marshmallow frosting

STEP ONE: Cream the butter until smooth.

STEP TWO: Add the marshmallow creme and vanilla. Mix completely.

STEP THREE: Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Decorate the cupcakes. Store leftovers in the fridge.

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smores cupcakes on a white board with smore toppings on the left

There are so many fun ways to top these cupcakes. Here are a few ones to try!

Toppings for your cupcakes

  • Chocolate bars (mini Hershey’s or individual squares)
  • Graham Crackers or crumbs
  • Graham Sticks
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Char or torch the marshmallow
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate goldfish crackers

Aren’t these easier than regular s’mores?

close up of smores cupcakes on wood boards

Full of chocolate, cinnamon graham crackers, and sweet marshmallow, these smores cupcakes are just what you are looking for.

Whether it’s summer and you are camping or having a bonfire, these s mores cupcakes will be the hit of the gathering!

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Smores Cupcake Recipe

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S'mores Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These S'mores Cupcakes are dark chocolate cupcakes with fluffy marshmallow icing!

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (20 crushed crackers)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter (melted)

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box devil's food chocolate cake mix
  • 3 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 1 container marshmallow cream (7oz)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (clear)

Garnishes

  • Mini chocolate bars or squares
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add cupcake liners to pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar together. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl and blend into crumb mixture until well combined.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon mixture to each liner and press down with spoon or tart shaper. Bake for 6-8 minutes, remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix, oil, eggs, and buttermilk until smooth.
  2. Divide batter on top of cooled graham cracker crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. Cream butter in large mixing bowl. Add marshmallow cream and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Frost cupcakes and garnish with graham cracker crumbs, mini chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, or toast the marshmallow topping.
  4. Enjoy with friends! No campfire needed!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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