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S’More Cupcakes and Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes~Cupcake Challenge

It’s time for the Cupcake Challenge! Are you ready for some serious fun? Life as been so crazy, busy for us lately…I’m definitely ready!

This week is our First week, so if you are just joining us, don’t worry…you haven’t missed a thing! Head on over and grab all the details and rules. And jump right in!!

Each week, there will also be a giveaway! Yay!! I’ll be hosting the giveaway on a seperate post, just so each post won’t be too long!

Wilton is hosting our Cupcake Challenge today! Don’t you just LOVE them? Enter to WIN!

Summertime Fun! is our theme, and today is all about flavor. I’m sharing some S’More Cupcakes and Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes! Sorry..I couldn’t decide, we love them both.

But first…before I give you the recipes, I have a video for you…

I have had lots of questions about How I Decorate my cupcakes, what I use and the easiest way to do it. Since we are starting the Challenge today, I thought it would be a good time to fill you in a little. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

S’More Cupcakes

S’More Cupcakes

Ooey, gooey, S'More Cupcakes from HoosierHomemade.com are a perfect addition to your weekend campout.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose is fine
  • 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, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 1/2 cup oil, divided
  • Large marshmallows, cut in half
  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 (8 oz) block of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 sticks Butter, softened
  • splash of vanilla

Instructions

    Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in pan, set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, whisk until combined.
  3. Put mixture into a large (4 cup or large) measuring cup (I found it was easier this way) then divide mixture in half, place in 2 separate bowls.
  4. Add graham cracker crumbs to 1 mixture, and cocoa to the other mixture.
  5. Then into each mixture, add 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup oil, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well. Not sure why…until I actually mixed them, I was a little confused (probably just me) anyway, you are going to have 2 separate mixes, 1 with graham crackers and the other will be chocolate.
  6. Spoon a small amount (about 1 tablespoon) of the graham cracker cake batter into the liner, just enough to cover the bottom.
  7. Sprinkle with Graham Cracker Crust (recipe below), top with a half of a marshmallow. Spoon on chocolate batter, enough to cover the marshmallow completely. Sprinkle with a little more Graham Cracker Crust.
  8. Bake for about 15 – 18 minutes.
  9. I added Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting! I toasted some mini marshmallows to add to the top of some, a few Graham Cracker Crust crumbs and a Hershey bar. Yum!
  10. Graham Cracker Crust
  11. Mix all ingredients well, and sprinkle on cupcakes.
  12. Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting
  13. Beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, add marshmallow fluff and a splash of vanilla.
  14. Beat until well combined.

Notes

adapted from Bakerella

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Strawberry Lemonade Cream Cheese Frosting from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • Strawberry Lemonade Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz) block of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • Strawberry Puree, about 4-6 tablespoons
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place cupcake liners in pan, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar and beat until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beat well until well combined.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredient mixture, beat well.
  6. Add the milk, beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Add remaining dry ingredient mixture.
  8. Fold in chopped strawberries.
  9. Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Place frosting in a decorator bag and pipe onto cupcakes, decorate with a strawberry, piece of lemon or a little Pink Sugar.
  11. Frosting
  12. Whip the Cream Cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix in the puree, lemon juice and vanilla. You may need to add more powdered sugar depending on the consistency.
  13. How to Make Strawberry Puree
  14. Chop about 1 cup of fresh strawberries. Place in Food Processor and puree as fine as possible. Then remove and strain. Using the back of a spoon, push strawberries thru strainer, smashing them.

Notes

adapted from Annie’s Eats

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Wow! I think that was the longest post ever! I hope you are still hanging with me!

Here is how this is gonna work…

  • Cupcake Tuesday – if you have a Cupcake to share for Cupcake Tuesday, please add it to that linky
  • Cupcake Challenge - if you have a Cupcake, that follows the theme, please add it to that linky PLEASE be sure to follow the Cupcake Challenge rules, I will need to delete you if you don’t, because Alan from What’s New Cupcake is judging and I don’t want him to get confused. thanks!
  • Wilton Giveaway - Head on over and enter to win!! (see I told you this was gonna be a long post)

 

Comments

  1. Christy says:

    Yay! I’m so excited about this challenge! I have two of the four already made, and my hope is to get another one down before the end of the week. I’m having a lot of fun with creativity, and soooo looking forward to the sharing to come from other cupcake lovers on the net. :O)

  2. Megan says:

    MARSHMALLOW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!?!?! omg! heaven! I might have to make JUST the frosting for a snack…
    Megan recently posted..Indoor SmoresMy Profile

  3. Allison says:

    I’m trying to give up (or at least cut down) on sweets, but your site is making that nearly impossible. These smore cupcakes are to die for!

  4. April Harris says:

    All these cupcake links are making my mouth water! Thanks for hosting!!

  5. TidyMom says:

    YUM!!! Those S’More cupcakes look awesome!! I’m adding those to my must try list!!

    I linked up (#8) to Cupcake Tuesday!!

  6. Angie says:

    I love smore cupcakes!!! I’ve made them before! yummy! I added my post to the link. My blueberry muffisn, hope they are ok in this… the rules did include muffins haha. :)

  7. Kim says:

    I want s’more cupcakes RIGHT NOW! :D
    Kim recently posted..Link LoveMy Profile

  8. Susie's Homemade says:

    Oops…I almost forgot to submit my link for the challenge!!

  9. Debbie says:

    I really enjoy your blog! Really look forward to making the smore cupcakes for my eldest daughter… she LOVES Smores and she LOVES cupcakes so this will be a HUGE HIT! Also, since you are a fabulous hard working mommy blogger, I wanted you to know that I have a “Hard Working Mommy Blogger Award” for you at my blog today! Come get it, you deserve it!

  10. Stefanie says:

    I have to try these S’mores cupcakes! YUM!
    Stefanie recently posted..Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – Cupcake ChallengeMy Profile

  11. Hi Liz,

    The cupcakes are looking great. I am so nervous about picking just one. Can we call them all winners? Can’t wait to view all the entries. So much creativity! Makes me hungry for a cupcake.

    Happy cupcaking!
    Alan Richardson
    Co-author, Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New, Cupcake?

  12. Alice says:

    I am partial to your Snickers cupcake from Cupcake Tuesday’s posts.I follow you on Facebook, Hoosier homemade,and subscribed to you new letter coming out soon. justthisalice.blogspot.com

  13. Jami says:

    These both look great! Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting. OMG! Heaven.
    Jami recently posted..Feel Good FridayMy Profile

  14. tina hayes says:

    holy cow…has to be the smore. are you kidding. looks like heaven!!!

  15. icitea/Clare says:

    ooh! They look so goood! The sunflower and the bomb win for best look… but the pink lemonade sounds delicious.

    As for my usual favorite… chocolate cupcakes with rosehip flavoured icing and pink sprinkles. <3

  16. I entered my cupcake in the contest.
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  17. Jackie dryden says:

    I entered my Grape Explosion cupcakes. Kids love them, and I being a grape lover am addicted! I love this site, and waiting to be “friends” on Facebook. Keep up all the fun stuff. This is great!

  18. NaLonni says:

    You would have a blog dedicated to my arch nemesis! Grrrr!! LOL! You are awesome…are you sure I should follow you? I might gain 10lbs trying to recreate your cupcake delights! Aww shucks, I am alllll over it.
    NaLonni recently posted..You bet your chicken breasts!My Profile

  19. Tara Westpfahl says:

    Those cupcakes look delicious! I will have to try to make them.

  20. Danelle D says:

    HI! I tried making these tonight! Haven’t tasted them but figured I’d give you a tip, do NOT reverse these (putting the chocolate on the bottom and graham cracker on top). The Denseness of the chocolate keeps everything ‘together’ my second batch (done in reverse) allowed the marshmallow to ‘blow up’ and the graham gracker batter went everywhere. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  21. Mandy says:

    I love all your recipes! I was hoping you could tell me how you toasted the mini marshmallows and what tip you used for the frosting.

    Thanks!

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Mandy, I used a metal skewer and just toasted the marshmallows over the flame on the stove. And these cupcakes actually don’t have a special tip used for the frosting. I just added it with an offset spatula.
      Hope that helps!
      ~Liz

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