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Smores Cakes - total time 1 hour

Smores, a classic summer treat.  Sitting around a bonfire with your friends.  Whether you like your marshmallows just slightly toasted or on fire (or somewhere in between) everyone has fond memories of making smores during their childhood.  Make some Smores Cakes to commemorate those memories and make new ones while everyone asks for some more.  ;)

2.5 cups flour
.75 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
.5 butter
.75 cup sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Marshmallow Frosting
1.5 cup marshmallows, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
.5 cup cream
1 tbsp vanilla

8 oz. dark chocolate chips
5 graham crackers, crushed

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar together in mixer.  Add vanilla and eggs, combine at a slower speed.  Add salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
2.  Add .75 cup of flour and .25 cup of cocoa powder into mixer.  Add .25 cup of creme fraiche and combine.  Repeat two more times.
3.  Spoon out batter into mini cupcake liners.  Bake for 14 minutes.
4.  Let cupcakes cool for at least ten minutes.  Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl in microwave or double boiler.  Dip each cupcake into the melted chocolate and let the chocolate set (or place in refrigerator for a few minutes).
5.  Melt marshmallows in either microwave or double boiler.  Combine marshmallows with powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla in mixer.  Crush graham crackers in a bowl.  
6.  Top each cupcake with a dollop of marshmallow frosting, dunk in the graham cracker crumbs, and refrigerate to set the frosting.


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