S’mores Cupcakes

Crust

  • 2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 6 tbsp sugar

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Vanilla Buttercream

  • 1/2 c butter flavored Crisco
  • 1/2 c salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbs whole milk/cream
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the crust and mix well. Using your hands, press the crust mixture into the bottom of the cupcake liners and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the egg, vegetable oil, and buttermilk. Add the boiling water and mix well.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before icing.

Vanilla Buttercream

Beat shortening and butter until well mixed. Slowly add in vanilla. One cup at a time, add the confectioners’ sugar, being sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Gradually add milk and beat until fluffy.

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