S'mores have taken all forms from Frappuccinos to Oreos, but what is often looked over is the warm option of a cupcake. We took on the challenge to bring this new medium to life and here's what we came up with: 

S'mores Campfire Cupcakes

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:16
  • Medium


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 1/3 cups grams all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 16 large marshmallows
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375F. Line 16 muffin tins with non-stick paper liners

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  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup unsalted butter and ¼ cup sugar until well combined

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  • Step 3

    Pack a scoop (about 2 Tbsp) of the graham cracker crust into the bottom of each muffin tin. Set aside while you make the chocolate cupcake batter.

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  • Step 4

    Whisk the cocoa powder and boiling water together until smooth.

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  • Step 5

    Whisk together the dry ingredients in a small bowl: flour, baking powder and salt.

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  • Step 6

    Cream the room temperature butter and sugar together in a large bowl.

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  • Step 7

    Stir the cocoa into the wet ingredients with a spatula until well-mixed.

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  • Step 8

    Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Pour the batter on top of the graham cracker crusts in each muffin tin until ¾ of the way full.

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  • Step 9

    Bake 16-20 minutes until the cupcakes are cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.

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  • Step 10

    While the cupcakes cool, place 16 large marshmallows on top of flat sheet pan. Turn the oven to the broil setting and broil the marshmallows for 2 minutes or just until they have browned on top- don’t walk away from the oven! The marshmallows will go from brown to burnt in seconds.

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  • Step 11

    Press one marshmallow into the tops of each cupcake and you’re done!

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