You can actually find a s’mores cupcake in quite a few different places in Disney World. In the past you could find a massive one at Boardwalk Bakery (I think it’s seasonal) as well as at Sprinkles in Disney Springs. But one place where you can (almost) always find a s’mores cupcake is at Roaring Fork over at Wilderness Lodge. The s’mores cupcake recipe below is probably closest to that one.
For some reason I’ve always thought of s’mores as a fall or winter treat – I think that’s because when I was growing up we used to make fires for Thanksgiving and Christmas and would roast marshmallows on those holidays. As I got older I realized most other people consider it a summertime snack. I think it just goes to show that s’mores are great for any time of year!
Disney Family had shared a s’mores cupcake recipe, but I ended up adapting it a little bit. They used marshmallow fluff for the frosting, but I found that to be a sticky mess that did not brown well. I instead made a marshmallow frosting that I’ve shared below.
To get that delicious golden brown color on the top (or however you prefer your marshmallows!) a blowtorch is ideal. I don’t have one myself yet, so I did the broiling technique. Mine came out like this after about 2 minutes in the broiler, but your mileage may vary based on your broiler. I’d recommend testing one at a time first. I had a few burnt tops in my first round that I ended up scraping off!
Disney s’mores cupcake recipe:
- boxed chocolate cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the boxed cake mix and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until combined.
- Line a cupcake tray and press a spoonful of the graham cracker and butter mixture into each liner and cover the bottom.
- Pour the chocolate cake batter mix on top of the graham cracker base until cupcakes are 2/3 full.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Prepare the frosting: add the egg whites, granulated sugar, cream of tartar, and salt to a heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan with a few inches of simmering water.
- Heat the mixture, whisking continually until warm and sugar has dissolved completely.
- Remove the bowl from heat and mix on high speed for about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla in last 10 seconds of mixing.
- Spread icing onto cupcakes. Use a blowtorch or place cupcakes in the broiler for 2 minutes to get the tops golden brown. If desired top with a piece of chocolate. Enjoy!
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Other blog posts of interest:
S’mores milkshake recipe from D-Luxe Burger
They grey stuff from Be Our Guest
Chocolate chip cookies from the Grand Floridian
How to make an Inside Out cake
Epcot in your backyard
Are you a fan of s’mores? Does this s’mores cupcake recipe sound like something you’d want to try?
I volunteer to dispose of any that come out with burned marshmallow….
Becky @Disney in your Day says
Okay, I’ll save them for you next time 😉
Kait | Slumber & Scones says
I love s’mores! The flavor combination of chocolate and toasted marshmallow always brings me back to my summer camp days. I’ve never had any of the s’mores cupcakes at Disney, but these look so gooey and sweet. I love the toasty tops!
Becky @Disney in your Day says
It really is one of my favorite flavor combinations! You just can’t go wrong with it in any form.