Thursday, June 10, 2010

S'more cupcakes

I've always been the designated cupcake-maker in both our friend group and at work for birthdays. I used to just ask the person's favorite kind cake and make that and it usually was pretty simple like yellow cake or red velvet etc. Lately I've been sending people links to the cupcake sections of my favorite cooking websites and having them pick cupcakes from those (Smitten Kitchen, Annie's Eats, Martha Cupcakes). This ends up in me making more complicated cupcakes, but it's nice because I get to try recipes I wouldn't otherwise. I never make cupcakes unless it was for a special occasion!

This week, my coworker picked S'more cupcakes for her birthday celebration. I was super excited because I had actually really wanted to try this recipe. And OMG THEY WERE SO GOOD. I didn't realize until the "frosting" was done that it was actually homemade marshmallow, and that really made the cupcakes. Plus "toasting" the marshmallow with my culinary torch was so much fun!

I wouldn't recommend these cupcakes for a beginner cook, simply because the marshmallow was really quite complicated. I had to have Mike help me b.c I had to constantly whisk the mixture over a double broiler, while taking the temp to make sure it didn't go up too fast (don't want the egg whites to scramble) and that it got right to 160 degrees. I also wouldn't recommend unless you have a stand mixer - once you take it off the broiler you have to let the mixer beat it up for a good ten minutes and that would be super tiring and almost impossible to do by hand. I imagine hand whisking would take even longer than the stand mixer.

BUT DUDES, these cupcakes are AMAZINGLY tasty.


Jessica (Bayjb) said...

NICE JOB! They look amazing. I love that you got to use the torch too. I've had these before and they ARE incredible OMG.

Mich said...

Those look amazing...and you look super happy to be using that torch thing.