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S’mores Cupcakes are the perfect summertime treat. Not only can they be enjoyed without setting up a campfire, but they’re addictive in taste as well.

This is one of my favorite cupcake recipes that are sure to be your favorite part of the day. Don’t delay in making these delicious chocolate cupcakes – they taste like regular s’mores but in cupcake form!

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Crazy-Good S’mores Cupcakes

What I love about this simple cupcake recipe is that the taste is out of this world. Every single bite gives you that delicious s’mores flavor that you just crave all year long.

While I’ve given you a list of toppings to add to your cupcakes below, you can always think outside the box as well and make up your own campfire cupcake toppings. Because if I’ve learned anything throughout my cupcake eating years, it’s that marshmallow fluff frosting combined with mouthfuls of s’more bites is certainly the way to my heart!

This is literally the best smores cupcake recipe, around.

Speaking of addictive, you’re not going to want to miss out on these Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, either. One bite of that frosting and you’re gonna be hooked!

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Ingredients

See the recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Graham crackers
  • Sugar
  • Unsalted butter

Cupcakes

  • Devils food chocolate cake mix – You can also use a regular chocolate cake recipe for this as well. 
  • Room temperature
  • Buttermilk,
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker crumbs – I like to use regular graham crackers to keep that delicious graham cracker flavor. 

Marshmallow Frosting

  • Marshmallow creme
  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Clear vanilla extract 

Toppings

  • Chocolate bars
  • Graham Cracker crumbs
  • Mini chocolate chips
ingredients to make s'mores flavored cupcakes

How To Make S’mores Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are so easy to make. Below you’ll find the list of steps to get started!

To make the crust 

Step 1: Preheat

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

Step 2: Add the liners

Add cupcake liners to the pan and set them aside

Step 3: Mix the crumbs and sugar

In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar together

Step 4: Melt the butter

Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl and blend into crumb mixture until well combined

Step 5: Put mixture into the liners

Add 1 tablespoon mixture to each liner and press down with a spoon or tart shaper

Step 6: Bake

Bake for 6-8 minutes, remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before adding cupcake batter

Step 7: Increase temperature

Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees 

To Make the Cupcakes

Step 1: Mix the ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, and oil until smooth

Step 2: Divide the batter

Divide batter on top of cooled graham cracker crust 

Step 3: Add the chocolate chips

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs

Step 4: Bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

Step 5: Cool

Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely

To make the Frosting

Step 1: Cream the butter

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl 

Step 2: Add the marshmallow creme and vanilla

Add marshmallow creme and vanilla extract and mix until smooth

Step 3: Add the powdered sugar

Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth

Step 4: Frost the cupcakes

Frost cupcakes and decorate as desired 

Step 5: Store leftovers

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container

Best if eaten the same day as baking

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Variations

Marshmallow buttercream frosting – You can always add a different type of frosting to this easy s’mores cupcake recipe. I think that a marshmallow cream filling in the center of the cupcakes would be so good, too!

Add mini marshmallows – Add marshmallows and topping with milk chocolate ganache sounds like a pretty sweet treat!

Crushed graham crackers – Why not make these graham cracker cupcakes really over the top? On the tops of the cupcakes, sprinkle on some crushed graham crackers!

Cocoa powder – Sprinkle the top of each cupcake with a tad bit of cocoa powder. That dark chocolate flavor is so good!

S’Mores Cupcake Recipe FAQS

What is the cooking time for cupcakes?

This all just depends on the type of cupcakes you’re making. This recipe calls for a baking time of 12-14 minutes, but you’ll also want to be certain that they’re done before pulling them from the oven.

How can you tell when cupcakes are done baking?

The toothpick test is your answer! Just take a clean toothpick, insert it into the middle of a cupcake, and if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done and ready to be pulled. If it comes out with batter on it still, you need to give your cupcakes a few more minutes in the oven.

Can you use regular marshmallows for the topping instead of marshmallow creme?

You can! Just be certain that you choose before buying your ingredients so that you have everything that you need on hand.

Enjoy this simple s’mores cupcake recipe and let me know what you think!

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S’mores Cupcakes

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Ingredients  

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ½ cups graham crackers, about 20 crushed
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cupcakes

  • 1 box (15.25 oz) devils food chocolate cake mix 
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker crumbs

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 1 container (7 oz) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

Toppings

  • Chocolate bars
  • Graham Cracker crumbs
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions 

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Add cupcake liners to the pan and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and sugar together
  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl and blend into crumb mixture until well combined
  • Add 1 tablespoon mixture to each liner and press down with spoon or tart shaper
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before adding cupcake batter
  • Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees

Cupcakes

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and oil until smooth
  • Divide batter on top of cooled graham cracker crust
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely

Frosting

  • Cream butter in a large mixing bowl
  • Add marshmallow creme and vanilla extract and mix until smooth
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container
  • Best if eaten the same day as baking
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