Friday, May 20, 2011

Cupkates - S'mores Cupcake

As I child I never ate many s'mores, even though in theory they always sounded good. Perhaps it was the lack of camping, since s'mores got famous for being a food eaten around a campfire. I did, however, like to toast marshmallows over my mom's gas stove, until they got crispy and burnt on the outside. I considered it a great feat if I managed to keep my marshmallow from melting off the stick I was using to hold it. Toasted marshmallows were a gooey, sticky treat!

It wasn't until much later in life that I actually had the combination of graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow together and from that point on I was hooked. For a while trendy bars were offering up s'mores as a table-side dessert and they always seemed to be a popular item. I mean, what's not to like about s'mores? So it makes sense to offer up a cupcake in this retro flavor.

Left: S'mores, Right: Salted Caramel
Cupkates offers up gourmet cupcakes on-the-go. By the time I made it to the front of the queue they had already sold out of Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and their new Chocolate Peanut Butter. The remaining flavors were Double Vanilla, S'mores, and Salted Caramel - all good choices. I chose the Salted Caramel and S'mores.

My son emphatically told me that he wanted the S'mores cupcake, so we tried that one first. It had a chocolate base which sat atop a graham cracker crumb, and was topped with a swirl of hand-toasted marshmallow frosting. The cupcake was moist, chocolatey and delicious! All three flavors blended nicely and did indeed taste a lot like s'mores. The best part was the graham cracker crumb, but there wasn't nearly enough of it. I wanted this to be a stronger flavor, since the crumbly texture meshed so well with that of the light cupcake.

Conclusion - Tasty Treat! I'll definitely be back for s'more.

Rating: 4/5 (ratings guide)

Cupkates (@cupkatestruck) $3.00 per cupcake.

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