Campfire Cupcakes

If there is one thing I love about summer it’s those long nights, sitting around a campfire – just enjoying the great outdoors with those I love!
These gorgeous campfire cupcakes are a great treat to share around while you all tell ghost stories AND they taste so good, you might even be forgiven for telling the same story you told last year!


INGREDIENTS

Makes 12 cupcakes

1 box of French Vanilla cake mix
1 C whole milk
3 large eggs
1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
1 C graham cracker crumbs
1/4 C coco powder
1 bag of mini pretzel rods
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1 package of tooth picks


Directions for cupcakes

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
In a standing mixer, combine cake mix, butter, milk and eggs and mix on medium speed until combined.
Scoop batter 3/4 of the way into the cupcake liners and bake for 21 minutes.
Once done, pull out and set aside to cool.

Frosting ingredients

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
2 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-5 TBSP Heavy whipping cream
yellow and orange gel food coloring
1 large piping bag fitted with a medium star tip

Directions for frosting

Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar vanilla and heavy whipping cream.
Mix until stiff peaks form.
Scoop some frosting into 2 bowls, 1 for the yellow and 1 for the orange frosting, leaving some frosting in the main bowl to frost the base of the cupcakes.
Directions on decorating.
In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crust and coco powder, mix until combined.
Add 2 mini marshmallows to each tooth pick (about 12) and set aside.
Using a butter knife, frost the top of the cupcake using frosting left from the main bowl.

Once frosted, dip the cupcake into the coco and graham cracker mixture.

Using a spoon, scoop some yellow frosting into 1 side of the piping bag and scoop the orange frosting into the other side.

In the middle of the cupcake pipe a small star to create your flame.

Cut the mini pretzel sticks in half and place around the “fire” about 4-5 sticks.

Add your marshmallow sticks to the top and enjoy!


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