Mike is training for the Chicago Marathon in October. He wants to run it in two hours and twenty-five minutes . I only dream of being able to run a mile in 10 minutes. Mike is highly disciplined. He is already on his marathon diet. I’m in the kitchen, making and tasting cupcakes for company (these cupcakes are sooo good). We’re quite a pair. I enticed Mike to just take a bite of one and he ate the whole thing! Mr. Self-Control ate the whole thing! They are that good.
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Whether you’re making a treat for the family, getting ready for company or training for a marathon, try these crowd-pleasing cupcakes. I think they might make you run faster. Anyway, that’s what someone told Mike!
Ooey Gooey S'mores CupcakesPrint Pin Rate
- 1 cup graham wafer crumbs
- 3-4 tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 cups warm milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup egg whites or one egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine graham wafer crumbs and melted butter and press into bottom of cupcake liners
- In a large bowl, melt cocoa in warm milk
- Stir in vanilla, sugar, applesauce, vegetable oil and egg
- Whisk flour, salt and baking soda together in a separate bowl
- Gradually add these dry ingredients to the wet mixture
- Be careful not to over mix, just stir until combined
- Fill cupcake liners with batter
- Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until cupcakes are cooked through
- Note: these cupcakes are not sweet, but they work really well once the rest of the sweet toppings (icing and marshmallows) are added.
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 ½ cups icing sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- pinch of salt
- Beat on medium speed until smooth
- Pipe onto cupcake using a 2D Wilton tip
- Start in the middle and move to the outside so that icing remains flat
- To Create...
- Put oven on broil
- Place marshmallows on baking tray
- Broil on each side no longer than 90 seconds
- Keep an eye on the marshmallows as they can burn quickly
- Place roasted marshmallows on top of iced cupcake and serve immediately
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reckitt Benckiser. The opinions and text are all mine.