These S’mores Cupcakes with Graham Cracker Frosting, Toasted Marshmallows, and Hershey’s Chocolate are the best ever!
Topped with a uniquely wonderful graham cracker cream cheese frosting, toasted marshmallows, extra Hershey’s chocolate bar and pieces of graham cracker, these S’mores Cupcakes with Graham Cracker Frosting bring back memories of summertime, camping, and campfires in all of us!
Can you believe this is the first cupcake recipe I have posted on House of Nash Eats?! I mean, you could probably turn my Vintage Cherry Chip Layer Cake into cupcakes, or even use the recipe for my favorite Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting to make a batch of cupcakes.
My bad, friends, my bad.
But I will make amends with these S’mores Cupcakes with Graham Cracker Frosting, m’kay? Because they are basically one of the best desserts to ever come out of my kitchen, IMO (although I think you will agree).
I’m a huge s’mores fan (gooey marshmallows, melty chocolate, sweet & crunchy graham crackers? what’s not to love?!) and one of the first recipes I posted on House of Nash Eats was for S’mores Bars. If you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for?!
But I really wanted a recipe for the perfect S’mores cupcakes. Pinterest has a billion variations for s’mores cupcakes and while they are all delicious (okay, maybe I haven’t tried ALL of them, but I’ve given it my best shot), I felt like I hadn’t yet found one that satisfied my ever-lovin’ s’mores-obsessing heart.
I went through at least 10-12 versions and batches of s’mores cupcakes before I settled on this approach as my favorite. (My friends, neighbors, and the young women that I work with at church all got to eat lots of s’mores cupcakes this summer!)
I tried graham cracker cupcakes with chocolate frosting and mini marshmallows on top, chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and graham cracker crumbs sprinkled over top, and various versions using cake mix hacks. There were marshmallow fluff filled versions and chocolate filled versions. Some that didn’t call for any frosting at all – only toasted marshmallows on top.
That kind of research is hard, but if somebody’s got to do it, I’ll take one for the team.
My approach that I finally decided is my absolute favorite uses a simple graham cracker crust as a base for the cupcake where you stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar, then press it down into cupcake liners.
Then there is a layer of perfect homemade chocolate cupcake with a piece of Hershey’s bar pressed down inside it for extra chocolate effect. That’s followed by what I think is the pièce de résistance – a graham cracker cream cheese frosting. I’m obsessed with this stuff, and I’m not even much of a frosting person! Seriously, it might have to make another appearance in other future recipes, it’s THAT good.
I knew I wanted an actual toasted marshmallow on top of each cupcake to complete the s’mores flavor profile and to make them look pretty, but I actually went one step further and stuck a piece of Hershey bar and graham cracker into each frosted cupcake along with the toasted marshmallow for good measure.
It’s not overkill. Trust me. We’re talking s’mores here and I mean business when it comes to s’mores.
Try these and let me know what you think! National S’mores Day is coming up and so is Labor Day! And Friday! And the whole weekend! And back to school and probably a birthday somewhere in the mix. So you’ve got plenty of highly legitimate
excuses reasons why you need to make these s’mores cupcakes ASAP.
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