Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Getting To Know You Wednesday

Today is Getting To Know You Wednesday at Create A Connection. I've been reading the CAC blog for a while and decided to jump in on the GTKY challenge, which happens to be food related today. I enjoy cooking, baking and food in general and since Dana asked me to share the recipes I used for the S'more Cupcakes I made a while ago, what could make a better blog post?

S'more Frosting (courtesy of Jenny at Sew Darn Cute.)
1/2 - 3/4 lb. butter at room temperature (2 or 3 sticks)
1 lb. Confectioner's sugar (2 cups)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extracr
16 oz. tub Marshmallow Cream (Jenny recommends Fluff brand)

Cream the butter on high until it is light and fluffy. Add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until fluffy each time. Beat in the vanilla until incorporated. Add Marshmallow Cream and mix it until it is all creamy. Transfer to pastry bag (if desired) and pipe onto cupcakes! (You can also cut the corner off a Ziploc bag and use that instead.)

And for the cupcakes, you can use any chocolate cake recipe (or boxed cake mix). I used Martha's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe. When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost with the S'more Frosting, dust tops with graham cracker crumbs and top with a piece of Hershey's chocolate.

I enjoyed the frosting so much that I think next time I might pipe a bit of it inside the cupcakes, like a cream filling. I mean really, if you're going to have cupcakes this delicious, what's a few hundred more calories? Yum, yum, yum!! (And in the Getting To Know You department, it's pretty obvious that I have a sweet tooth.)


Fleur de Lisa said...

This sounds so good and easy too. Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

THANKS for posting the recipe! I will buying the ingredients the next time I go to the grocery store. Thanks too for mentioning me in your blog. Sooo sweet. (no pun intended!)


Shara said...

Oooh, those look very good. Love the pretty plate! *wink*wink*! I'm glad you kept it and use it!

Sacred Suzie said...

I just saw a recipe for the filling for woopie pies using these ingredients, looks like a winner and man, that's a pretty picture!

charlotte said...

I'm so glad you de-lurked!! (my friend calls it blurking)

Your cupcakes look fancy and delicious -- who doesn't love s'mores? I will definately make these and have save the recipe to my delicious:

Thanks for participating!!

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness-that recipe does sound yummy! I'm definitely making it for my wee one's birthday at school come August.