18 October 2013

S'MORE CUPCAKES



 If there is one thing I have always wanted to try it is graham crackers but unfortunately they don't sell them in the UK, however this doesn't stop me from making some amazing S'more cupcakes. It's like marshmallow goodness and they are perfect for any occasion. They are everyone's favorites because they are just so different. So here you have my S'more recipe!

Makes 12
Takes 25 minutes


BASE
(If you don't want to make the base it makes no difference)
6 digestive biscuits crushed (or graham crackers)
Cup of unsalted butter
1 tbsp casting sugar

CAKE
(These measurements are in cups not grams I'm afraid as it's a family recipe)
1 1/2 cup of plain flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup casting sugar
Pinch of salt
12 cubes of chocolate

METHOD
1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 4, ensure your eggs are at room temperature.
 2. Melt your butter an mix it together with you crushed biscuits and sugar.

 3. Place a teaspoon into each case an press own using a rolling pin or something round to make sure it all sticks together.

 4. Sift together your plain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
 5. Beat in the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
 6. Until lovely and smooth.

 7. Place in your cupcake cases to just below the top. Now place your chocolate chunk in the center of the mixture. Place in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and cool. DO NOT START YOUR ICING UNTIL THEY HAVE COOLED! Usually this is ok but marshmallow goes hard.

MARSHMALLOW FROSTING
 

  INGREDIENTS
 200g unsalted butter
500g icing sugar
200g marshmallows melted
1tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp milk

1. Now I wont lie to you working with melted marshmallow is hard as it gets everywhere! It also harden really quickly so make sure your entire area is ready, if you're piping have the bag and nozzle already set up. You will have only a short period of time to get your mixture from a bowl onto a cake, which is why I only have one photo. So on your marks, get set, GO!

1. Mix together your butter and sugar until nice and smooth. 
2. Add your vanilla extract mix through.
3. Place your marshmallows in a plastic or glass bowl, not ceramic as the marshmallow will be to hot for the butter icing. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove and mix through the marshmallows will melt to look like mallow fluff.
4. Quickly place into your buttericing (cannot be hot marshmallow), mix together it's very messy. It may become to thick so add milk. 
5. Remove from the bowl and place in an icing bag an pipe or just spread on, but hurry!
6. Now decorate so that they stick, I used broken biscuits, cut up chocolate and marshmallow.