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How To Make Smores Cupcakes

Deep Dark, Moist Chocolate Cake + Chocolate Ganache + Graham Cracker Crust + Caramelized Sugar Pearls+ Marshmallow Frosting + MORE Ganache!?
Ingredients
  Flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs) (unbleached, unbromated All Purpose flour)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (unsweetened)
  Coffee/Espresso 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 2 Medium
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (full fat)
  Canola oil/Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
For the chocolate ganache
  Semi sweet chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rum 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
For the marshmallow frosting
  Marshmallow fluff 7 Ounce
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (room temperature)
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For the cupcake crust:
  Graham cracker crumbs 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Melted butter 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
For making the crust
1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for crust press onto the bottom of a cupcake liner
2. Bake the crust in oven for 4-5 min at 350 degrees, remove and allow to cool.
For the cake
3. In a bowl, sift all of dry ingredients together for cake and stir to mix and set aside.
4. In a bowl, mix together buttermilk and canola oil.
5. In another bowl, place the cocoa powder and hot water and blend this using an electric blender, add coffee and blend.
6. Blend on slow speed, and stream in canola oil mixture into the cocoa powder mixture.
7. Slowly stream in an egg and vanilla while still blending.
8. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat well to combine.
9. Spoon the batter equally over the crust and bake in oven for 17 to 20 minutes.
10. Remove and allow to cool.
For marshmallow
11. In a stand mixer bowl place the butter and beat at low speed, add in the powdered sugar and beat.
12. Add in half of the marshmallow fluff and beat, check the consistency and add more fluff.

FINALIZING
For the chocolate Ganache
13. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and melt over a double boiler or in the microwave until completely melted, remove and stir in the rum and salt.
14. Dip the cooled cupcake upside down in to the chocolate ganache and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until the chocolate sets.
15. In a plate spread 2 tablespoons of sugar and heat it gently with a blow torch until the sugar forms in small pearls, set aside.
16. Pipe the marshmallow over the cupcakes, sprinkle the top with burnt sugar and graham cracker mixture.
17. Drizzle remaining chocolate ganache on the top.

SERVING
18. Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, High Fiber
Ingredient: 
Cocoa Powder
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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