I wanted to try these cupcakes because I love S'mores and they are so comforting and it is getting cold here! I used the Perfectly Chocolate Cupcake recipe and made my cupcakes. I made sure to fill my cupcake liners only half full with the batter. The cupcakes baked a little over the top of the liner so next time I may try to add even less batter!
Next up was the Marshmallow Frosting. I got the recipe from the Glorious Treats Blog. I made the frosting according to the directions and it did not come out ok!! My frosting was so thin. I couldn't pipe it on the cupcakes (see picture). I just had to spoon it on.
I hate when something doesn't come out right. Drives me bonkers!! I knew what I did wrong. Directions step 3 - beat the egg white mixture for about 2 minutes. Well - I am a very literal person and that is exactly what I did. WRONG! I needed to make sure the egg whites thickened and became like a meringue. So I made the frosting a second time. I put the whisk attachment on my mixer and beat them for a long, long, long time. I would say over 10 minutes. The frosting came out better and because I was bringing them to a party I didn't have time to make it a third time. So I went with it.
I piped the frosting onto the cupcakes with a 1M tip. I browned the frosting with my handy dandy kitchen torch. I am so happy that we have found another use for that thing. We have had it for 7 years and have maybe used it twice. Be careful doing this though - it does get hot! Then we put a piece of graham cracker and hershey bar on each cupake and done!
Next time I would make sure I beat the egg white mixture on high with my whisk attachment for a long time until they were very thick. And - I should have followed my own rule of not baking something for the first time when I need to take it somewhere! I will definately make these again. Love the marshmallow frosting.