They won the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars." and then the two moms took their $10,000 prize and started their own bakery called Bake You Happy.  Now Kim Thurmn and Kim Aeck are sharing one of their favorite cupcake recipes.

S’mores Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy Bake You Happy (Two champs from “Cupcake Wars”)

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Marshmallow frosting to follow

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 regular size cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix together crushed graham crackers, melted butter and 2 tablespoons butter.
  4. Take 1 tablespoon of crumbs and push in the bottom of liner.
  5. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low speed, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the eggs, half and half, oil, and vanilla to the bowl and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Fill cupcake liners 3/4-full with batter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they spring back when touched with your finger.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool in pans for a few minutes then remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Marshmallow Frosting:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a heat safe bowl over a saucepan with boiling water. 
  2. Whisk constantly over heat for 1-3 minutes.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved remove from heat and beat with electric mixer on high for 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks have formed. 
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pipe frosting on top of the cupcakes. 
  6. Toast frosting using a professional cooking torch.