Friday, June 21, 2013
To Love You S'more
So, yesterday when I woke up and started making cupcakes for an event my mother was holding, I didn't really know what I was going to make. Time was of the essence to it had to be something quick and I was determined to use only the ingredients I had in the house. At least I was able to stick to one of those things...
I was low on butter so that was a problem right off the bat. I decided to make chocolate cake because it's easy, tasty and uses very little butter. I had a bit of time to plan my next move while the cupcakes baked and cooled. What can I make with no butter? It was a toss-up between ganache and marshmallow frosting. Anyone who knows me knows I am addicted to marshmallows so it wasn't a difficult decision. Then it hit me - S'MORES!
My only concern was the graham cracker. I didn't have any on hand which isn't a big deal; I'd rather make my own. Thankfully, I had everything I need to make them!
I made little rounds and piped lines of milk chocolate on top. Garnish, check.
As I was about to make the meringue for the marshmallow topping, I thought it might be fun to fill the cupcakes with chocolate ganache. So much for quick and easy, but we all knew that elaborate is my middle name...
I didn't realize how many people are addicted to s'mores. I'm getting a lot of inquiries about these bad boys.
By the way, DELISH!!!