Monday, October 25, 2010

S'more Cupcakes

Who thought up the expression, "it'll knock your socks off"?
And how did they think up this expression?
Have any of you had your socks knocked off?

I didn't think so.

I've thought it through and I think socks are the most difficult clothing item to knock off.

Knock off my hat.
Knock off my shoulder pads.
Knock off my ear muffs.

But you can't knock off my socks.

Ok, I just got it.

That's why the expression works.

It's impossible to knock someone's socks off so if something's so good........yea.

Have I mentioned that I'm blonde?

Occasionally I fit the stereotype a little too well.

I one time went into a frenzy when we were boarding a plane because I looked out the window and saw another plane moving but I thought that plane was static and it was us taking off. I actually felt dizzy from the 'movement'.

I shouldn't have told that story. I'm a little embarrassed.

Forget my story and try these cupcakes. They'll knock your socks off.

S'more Cupcakes
Makes: 14 - 16 cupcakes
Barely Adapted from Bakerella

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup oil
7 jumbo marshmallows cut in half, plus more for decorating
Graham Cracker Crumb topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter

1 jar marshmallow cream 
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together with a wire whisk. Separate the mixture in half into two bowls.
2. Stir cocoa into one bowl and the graham cracker crumbs into the other. Add 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup oil to the cocoa mixture and beat on medium until combined. Repeat adding the same ingredients to the graham cracker crumb flour mixture.
3. Prepare the graham cracker crumb topping. Add the brown sugar and crumbs in a small bowl and pour on the melted butter. Stir until combined.
4. Pour a little graham cracker cake batter into the bottom of your baking cups and then sprinkle the topping mixture lightly on the surface. Place a marshmallow half on top and then cover the marshmallow with the chocolate cake batter until it is about 3/4 full. Sprinkle with more topping mixture.
5. Bake cupcakes for about 15 minutes. Place a cookie sheet underneath when you bake just in case. Let cool. 
6. Broil at 400°F 1 jumbo marshmallow per cupcake. You'll need to watch these closely and check them often so they toast and don't burn. Once they're toasted set aside to cool.
7. Heat the butter and cream on the stove. Heat until just before it boils. Remove and pour over chocolate. Stir until completely melted and smooth.
Pour over cupcakes. Add a dollop of marshmallow cream and a toasted marshmallow. Serve immediately. 

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