A graham cracker crust, a coffee & chocolate cupcake, and marshmallow frosting is what makes these S’mores Frappuccino Cupcakes an absolutely amazing treat for summer picnics and parties.
It’s party day here in blog land!
Today I am sharing a fun and delicious cupcake for my adorable friend Ashton from Something Swanky. Ashton was one of my very first blog friends when I started out on this blog adventure years ago. She and I got to know each other through commenting on each other’s blog, then we had the opportunity to meet at different conferences and events over the years. She is absolutely the sweetest, and I love the dedication she has for her family and her work. Plus, she is as crazy for s’mores treats as I am!
A bunch of my blog friends and I decided that since we are all spread out across the country, we would throw a surprise virtual shower here for everyone to attend. Make sure you visit all the links at the bottom of the page to see what everyone brought.
A few months ago, I had this awesome idea to create a S’mores Latte. I was so excited for this “new” drink and couldn’t wait to share it with you. Then I found out that Starbucks was adding a S’mores Frappuccino to their menu for summer. Mind blown! I had no idea that this was even going to be a thing…so I’m going to pretend like they saw mine and thought it was such a crazy good idea. Ok, so maybe that’s stretching the truth a little 😉
When I started planning out my recipes for this month, I knew that I wanted to recreate that coffee house frappe in cupcake form.
I also thought that with a new little guy waking up Ashton up at the wee hours of the morning, a coffee infused dessert was needed. And since I know how much she loves s’mores, it was the perfect treat to share for her baby shower!
In order to get the graham cracker part of a s’mores into this cupcake, I added a crust to the bottom of each cupcake. Before you divide it into the cupcake liners, set aside a few tablespoons for the topping later.
Then you are going to use a strong coffee in place of the water in the mix. Now before you start saying how much you don’t like coffee, let me explain. Coffee in baking actually amplifies the chocolate flavor. It gives it a bigger boost! And I’m all for boosting my chocolate, y’all!
I’m going to admit that the frosting was my favorite part of this cupcake! It’s so creamy and full of marshmallow goodness. Go ahead and make the full batch because you are going to be so happy you have extra. It’s delicious spread on graham crackers or eaten by the spoonfuls…or so I hear 😉
Congratulations Ashton!!! I sure wish we could do this party in person, so we could share all this food and our hugs with you. We can’t wait to see pictures of your new little man!
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