11.01.2011

Virtual Fall Feast!


Today I'm linking up with Hilary's blog, Baking Bad, for a Virtual Fall Feast
Visit her blog to see what the other ladies have cooked up!
I wanted to share 2 fool-proof and tasty recipes I made: S'mores Cupcakes and Spiked Hot Chocolate. Both are perfect for a chilly autumn night. Enjoy.

S'mores Cupcakes
S'mores are such a great treat, but city living doesn't allow for me to whip up a campfire and make s'mores. Fortunately, these s'mores cupcakes recreate the taste without the mess, and are a little more grown up in a way. I created several options, so find what works best for you!

Ingredients:
  • Box of chocolate cake mix (follow box directions)
  • Graham crackers (I crumbled them up, but you can grind them up in a food processor)
  • Marshmallows
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Chocolate bars (I used Hershey)
Options:

I prepared the cake mix according to package directions.
OPTION 1: I put smushed up graham crackers on the bottom of each cupcake liner. I poured in a little cake mix, and added my chocolate bar, poured more mix, and baked according to package directions. 
Once there were about 3 minutes left in baking, I added a marshmallow on top and put in the oven to toast. Sprinkle a little more graham crackers if you like on top.
OPTION 2: Put the marshmallow in the bottom of the liner. Cover with cake mix. Top with graham cracker crumbs. Bake and add a Hershey's kiss on top once baked.
OPTION 3: Prepare like Option 1, but instead of adding a marshmallow, once baked, add a graham cracker, cover with marshmallow fluff and add a Hershey's kiss on top (the one pictured is the Pumpkin Spice Kiss).
OPTION 4: Just like option 3, but put the finished product under the broiler (while watching!) for a minute or two to toast the top!
The finished product, next to a pumpkin!
The yummy goodness all melted!

Hot Spiked Chocolate 

  • Cook hot chocolate according to package directions
  • Add Amaretto & stir
  • Add cream or marshmallows
  • Options: Frangelico, Kahlua, or Bailey's Irish Cream 


63 comments:

  1. I'd like to reach into the computer screen and grab one of those cupcakes right now!!

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  2. You had me at marshmallows.

    Drooling.

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  3. this is the second time i've read about s'mores cupcakes this week so it's definitely a sign from the food gods that i must make them!!

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  4. Wow all I can say is that I can only WISH to have a quarter of the flair you have with concocting your recipes lol. They all look freakin amazing its kinda painful looking at these images! haha. All i want to do is nom on everything lol ^_^

    Eeli x

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  5. Ohmigosh the cupcakes look absolutely divine - I want! :)

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  6. Yum!! I might try to make these with my baby cousin this weekend. I'm thinking red velvet cupcakes? Or should I be seasonal and go w/ pumpkin...hmmm :)

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  7. Oh my... Now I have to spend my day craving for a good s'more cupcake. xoxo

    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh YUM - thanks for sharing! :-)

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  9. Sweet mother of god, those cupcakes look crazy good!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. I wanted to come and say thank you for following my blog! I am now following you back :)

    This post made me hungry!! Looks delicious!

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  11. Yummy, hmmm! Yet another useful recipe. :)

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  12. Spiked hot chocolate?? Yes please!!

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  13. Mmm these look great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. This is a brilliant idea!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  15. These look so yummy. My baking juices tend to flow around the Holidays so will try this.

    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  16. Hello Elle! Love these two recipes to add to the deliciousness of autumn {the most magical season of all in my opinion}! Hope you're having a wonderful fall! So glad to get to know you!

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This Week: "Grand Flirt"

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  17. These look so perfect--especially since this morning is so glooming--wish I had a cupcake and cup of hot choc right now!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://ON-PCH.com

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  18. These look all kinds of amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog, look forward to getting to 'know' you!

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  19. Very nice and I love the last one with the baked marshmallow top!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  20. oh my these look good! I want to try all the options too :)

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  21. I so want one of those! That looks delish!! great photos too.

    I think it might be time for my break out the baking skills soon :-) it's been awhile.

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  22. Those look incredible! Bookmarking this recipe to try ASAP!

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  23. Those are such an amazing idea!

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  24. OMG. These look beyond amazing! I have to try them!

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  25. that looks like a sweet cupcake

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  26. smores cupcakes?! why have i never thought of this. mixing my two favorite desserts! trying out immediately ;)
    xo TJ

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  27. Wow, which option to start with? There's nothing I love more than toasty marshmallows!

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  28. I'm loving BOTH of these recipes! WOOT!!! I have got to give them a try and SO EASY TOO! Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for your kind words. I'm feeling much better! ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  29. omg those are SO cute!! Even the prep work is cute!!

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  30. mmmmm, i would like one of each!! great things to try in the kitchen :)

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  31. spiked hot chocolate. doesn't get much better than chocolate & alcohol all in one! haha.

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  32. These cupcakes are sincerely exciting. Must acquire marshmallow fluff quick!

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  33. Cupcakes AND toasted marshmallowy goodness. That's a win in my book!

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  34. Excited that a; you commented on my babies in Grace's post and b; that this has led me to your page which just happens to be about Smores- the ultimate American treat for any Irish kid travelling to America straight out of high school (my first introduction to Smores was at camp in 2000 on first trip to your side of the pond!).
    I am in the process of adding a recipe page to my blog and am further inspired by your work.
    Thank you!

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  35. Smores cupcakes?!?!??!!? AMAZING! this is a must try!

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  36. How can so much goodness fit into a little cupcake???

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  37. These look amazing! I love the chocolate bar inside and that gorgeous browned top!

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  38. I am so SO hungry right now! Smores cupcakes? I didn't know these existed, will def try this!

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  39. S'more cupcakes?! I'm dying a bit inside. I have to make this ASAP.

    If you have a few minutes, I'm giving away a $50 NOVICA gift card. http://style-obsession.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-it-50-novica-gift-card.html

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  40. wow! so yum!! i need to find someone who can cook and direct them to this blog asap!!

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  41. These look so delish! Love this simple recipe and so glad to have discovered your great blog! xx

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  42. oh em gee... i don't even like smores but I WANT THIS! you are a temptresss! hahaha!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  43. Two wicked sweets in one. Yummy

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  44. Yarm! I really wanted a spiked ANYTHING right now

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  45. OH my gooooosh, this is dangerous. But so delicious!!

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  46. Marshmallow fluff is an amazing invention!

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  47. this is so cool! Im so keen on the one with marshmallow fluff on top - that would definetly impress a few people :P

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  48. Yum! These look perfect, doll!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  49. That looks so damn good! I have been craving chocolate all night too!

    [fashionablyfly.blogspot.com]

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  50. OMG those look sooo good!!! I am doing 21 days with no junk food!! I might have to try those when I finish!!!

    www.fromjasminewithlove.com

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  51. Why did I read this... I'm on a diet... GAH! Looks heavenly! :)

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  52. Smores cupcake...OMG...it looks sooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    ♥ Shia

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