s’mores cupcakes!

In case I forgot to mention this before, I work with Disney Cruise Line. 

And no, that doesn’t mean I get to go on the ship 🙁 boohoo

Anyway, working for Disney allows me to do dorky things like having a Disney Movie Marathon with your Disney peeps.

And that is exactly what I did this Wednesday. We watched Finding Nemo, Aladdin and then Tron.

Don’t ask me about the last one, my last vote went to Little Mermaid, which is my all time favourite Disney Movie!

What’s a movie marathon without food?! So of course, everyone had to bring something to share, and I of course, was in charge of dessert. 

I gotta admit, I was pretty nervous. Dessert is the most important meal of the day, I didn’t want to mess it up. 

I spent AT LEAST 3 days trying to figure out what to make. I finally decided 12 hours before the event started. 


mt. chocolat
swirly whirly
graham cracker crumb blizzard storm
an archipelago of erupting smores cupcakes

Since people (namely my dad =.=) always complain that my desserts are too sweet, I cut half the sugar out of the recipe. Then my friend complained that it was too bland =.= He claims it’s cuz of his British roots that he has a high tolerance for sugar lol

Here’s the original full sugar recipe!


S’mores Cupcakes


1 batch of Hershey’s Black Magic Cake batter

Topping and Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 20 squares)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 batch marshmallow frosting (recipe at the end)
How To
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then prepare the black magic cake following this recipe, do not bake the cake yet.
  2. Place graham cracker crumbs, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter in a medium bowl; stir until well combined.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each prepared muffin cup. Use the bottom of a small glass to pack crumbs into the bottom of each cupcake liner. Reserve remaining graham cracker mixture for topping.
  4. Place 2 teaspoons chocolate in each muffin cup. Transfer muffin tins to oven and bake until the edges of the graham cracker mixture is golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and fill each muffin cup three-quarters full with cake batter. Sprinkle each with remaining chocolate and graham cracker mixture. Return to oven and bake, rotating pans halfway through baking, until tops are firm and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer muffin tins to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely.
  5. Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the marshmallow frosting onto the cupcakes. If you have a kitchen torch whip that out and toast the frosting to give it that nice camp fire look. If you don’t have one like me, just place the cupcakes on a baking sheet, set the oven to the broiling function then broil for A MAXIMUM OF 2 MINUTES. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya 😉

  6. Marshmallow Frosting
  7. 5 large egg whites
    1 1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp cream of tartar ( I omitted)
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I used artificial)
  8. Place egg whites, sugar, and cream of tartar in the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer. Set over a saucepan with simmering water, making sure the water is not high enough to touch the bowl. Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites are warm to the touch, 3 to 4 minutes.Transfer bowl to electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat, starting on low speed, gradually increasing to high, until stiff, glossy peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes. Add vanilla, and mix until combined. Use immediately.

Adapted from: Martha Stewart Cupcakes. Frosting from 6 Bittersweets

Join the Conversation

  1. You work for Disney?! So jealous on so many levels! I’m a disney-aholic with the classics–beauty and the beast is my all-time fave 😀 I bet your Aladdin, Nemo, Tron marathon was fun with those cupcakes!!

    1. working for disney is not as fun as you think!

  2. Oh my gosh! I am jealous on so many levels now. 🙂 haha these look amazing!

  3. Oh my goodness! Remember when I said that we were like twins? Well, now I’m only more sure because my favorite Disney movie is the Little Mermaid and I also think that dessert is the most important meal of the day! And also, I think those s’more cupcakes look freaking awesome!

    1. dude, if you live vancouver i would totally hang out with u everyday! too much in common not to!

  4. Okay. So I just stumbled upon your blog and I love IT. Your cupcake ideas are so interesting and the photography is amazin! Can’t wait to see some more

    1. awww thanks meghann! i can`t believe that you think my photography is amazing, i`m so noob!

  5. Those look amazing- you’re always so innovative with your cupcakes. Yeah, like your dad I also have a tendency to find stuff “too sweet” so it’s always good when I find something sweet but not overly saccharine

    1. ahaha im just good at stealing other peoples innovative ideas ;P

  6. YUMMM! Thanks for sharing! I love smores and cupcakes, but I’ve never had the two together…I can’t wait to make and taste! I’m new to this blogging thing and am loving the foodie community! Please check out my blog: http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com. If you have any advice, please do share! 🙂

    1. blogging is the best! just write posts frequently and you`ll reap the benefits of having blogging friends!

  7. Hahaha dessert is for sure the most important meal of the day. And the fact that you work for Disney makes me want your life just a little (or a lot).
    Those look so good! I love all your cupcake creations, they’re so creative!

    1. I just mentioned these in my last post hehe 🙂

      1. awww julia! you;re seriously thebomb.com!!

        trust me you don`t want my life, working for disney isn`t as amazing as it sounds

  8. Yummy! Now I’m dying to make these again. Thanks for trying the recipe and they look fantastic! I’m glad I finally got time to make the blog rounds so that I got to see this sooner rather than later =D

    1. oh they were so good! my coworkers couldn`t stop raving bout them!

  9. You DEFINITELY got my attention!! Those look absolutely amazing! Bring me some for an afternoon snack??

    1. ahaha! ok i hope they`ll make it by fedex!

  10. I.LOVE.DISNEY…in any way, shape or form. Movie marathons with the Disney babes are the best! Those cupppycakes look nomtastic. IT’S NEVER TOO SWEET!!!

    1. LOL “nomtastic” ?! I’m totally stealing that from you!

  11. You have the bestest job on earth! Working for Disney has got to be amazingly fun! We went last year and my girls did everything princess…and girlie. I had never gone myself when I was a kid (poor Eastside me!). But I felt like a kid again with my girls on all the rides and stuff. Way to go with the cupcakes! They look so professional! I esp.liked how you decorated with a huge hunk of chocolate. Yum!

    1. oh cakebrain, working for disney is no fun 🙁 i thought it would be SOOO happy and magical, but it turned out to be just the opposite. i still love disney as the audience though 🙂

  12. Those cupcakes look super good!!!

    Question for you…what do you use to put frosting on your cupcakes? They look like you have a decorative tip and I’m interested in looking into getting some sort of bag w/tip to frost things and make them look pretty lol.

    1. hi amy! I used an icing tip made by wilton! usually I use the 1M one but this time I used the #22 tip!

  13. Wow, those are gorgeous! Oh… and three cheers for The Little Mermaid! 🙂

    1. whoohoo for little mermaid!

  14. These cupcakes look amazing and sooo fancy! Did they taste as good as they looked?

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