Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SMORE"S CUPCAKES



 These are amazing and delicious cupcakes.It has a Graham Cracker Crust as a base with a rich  moist chocolate cake and topped with lightly toasted meringue frosting.Yum!!!

 Ingredients:
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For the Crust:
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1 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
4-5 tbsp Butter,melted
1 tbsp granulated Sugar

Instructions:
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Preheat oven to 350 degree F.Line the muffin pan with cupcake liners or baking cups.
In a mixing bowl,stir together graham craker crumbs,sugar and melted butter until combined.
Place a tablespoon of this mixture in the bottom of each cupcake liner.
Use a measuring cup or a glass to press down the graham craker crumbs to form a crust.Bake for 5 min for the base to harden.
Cool for 10 mins before filling with batter.



For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
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1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder dutch-processed
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk
1/2  cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions:
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Preheat oven to 350 degree F.Line a cupcake pan with baking cups.
In a large bowl,combine the dry ingredients(flour,sugar,baking soada,baking powder and salt).set aside.
In another mixing bowl beat eggs,buttermilk,vegetable oil and vanilla extract until combined.Slowly add the dry ingredients mixing until smooth.Add the boiling water and mix well.
Pour into the cooled graham crust filling halfway and bake for 18-20 mins or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.cool completely before frosting.



Meringue Frosting:
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4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Combine egg whites,sugar and cream of tartar in a heatproof  mixing bowl over a simmering water or  double boiler.whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch.Remove from heat.Using a whisk attachment,beat on low speed gradually increasing to high until stiff glossy peaks form.Use a pastry bag to pipe frosting over the cupcakes.I used a kitchen torch to lightly  toast the meringue.alternately you can also use the oven in  broil mode for  less than a minute to toast the meringue.Happy Baking!!!



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