This S’mores Cupcake Recipe is AMAZING

You need to try this s’mores cupcake recipe. It’s easy, will wow everyone, and honestly, it’s less of a sticky mess than the real thing and should be considered the best camping cupcake going forward.

Whether you’re setting up a backyard camping session, a camping party, or stuck inside on a rainy day, these are a great way to boost the mood. And they look so cute!

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These yummy S’mores cupcakes are perfect for a camping party!

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S’mores Cupcakes

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I share a lot of fun cupcake decorating ideas because, well, I make cupcakes for every occasion. When the little one asked for a camping party (in the backyard), I thought we could prepare an easy S’mores dessert idea.

All of the S’mores cupcake recipes I found (and there are some great ones) used marshmallow fluff in place of buttercream. Coming from someone who loves buttercream and tolerates marshmallows, this was a problem. So, I set to making my own version.

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These are SO good and have just the right amount of marshmallow flavor (not overpowering).

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That graham cracker crust is EVERYTHING in this recipe (and so easy).

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Tips to Make Camping Treat Cupcakes

  • Start with your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. If you’re anything like me, you definitely need a “no-fail” cupcake, so I always rely on my Lazy Girl chocolate cupcakes.
  • If your heart is just set on it, you can make a cream cheese frosting – it will work with this recipe, however, the buttercream (without the vanilla) is lighter and pairs very well.
  • Always let the cupcakes cool to room temperature before you frost a cupcake because warm frosting will literally melt right off.
  • Go light on the mini marshmallows on top of the buttercream – the marshmallow fluff in the center of the cupcake gives a great bit of flavor on its own.
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Look at that marshmallow fluff-filled S’mores cupcake!
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How to Make S'mores Cupcakes

Scroll down for the written and printable tutorial for this yummy summer cupcake recipe. Keep this page open, follow the steps, and use the comments section below if you have any questions.

To alter this recipe using pre-made or store-bought chocolate cupcakes, make the following adjustments:

  • buy graham crackers and either crumble or crush them in a clean, zip top plastic bag
  • make the cupcake fluff center as indicated
  • top the cupcake with graham cracker crumbles or crumbs
  • pipe buttercream topper and sprinkle with more graham cracker before adding mini marshmallows and chocolate chips

More Cupcake Decorating Ideas You Might Like

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  • Cotton Candy Cupcakes - These are some of the most amazing cupcakes I've ever made. So sweet and perfectly balanced with a soft crumb.
  • Rainbow Cupcakes - You are going for less than a camping theme and more of an "outside" theme? Well, these adorable cupcakes have you taken care of.

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These marshmallow s'mores cupcakes are the perfect taste of summer.
Yield: 12 S'mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes

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This S'mores cupcake recipe is unlike any other - they have a graham cracker crust, a fluff-filled cupcake center, and are topped with a semi-sweet buttercream to allow each flavor to shine through. Get everything you need: the S'mores cupcake recipe, a chocolate cupcake recipe for lazy people (that tastes amazing), graham cracker crust recipe, and even the easy buttercream frosting recipe that will WOW everyone! Get this summer dessert idea onto the table this week and hear the oohs and ahhs.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the Graham Cracker Crust

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Buttercream and Decorations

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips


  1. Make your cupcake batter per the recipe you love. But don't bake it yet.
  2. In a small bowl. combine the ingredients for the crushed graham cracker mixture by stirring well.
  3. Line muffin tins and scoop a tablespoon of the crushed graham cracker mixture into each lined muffin pan cavity, packing it down. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. When the graham cracker crust portion has cooked, pour cupcake batter into the muffin tin, about 2/3 full. Bake cupcakes per your recipe, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool the cupcakes completely on a wire rack.
  6. With a large cupcake decorating tip or cupcake corer, remove center of each cupcake, creating a well.
  7. Fill each well you just created in the cupcakes with about 1 tablespoon of your marshmallow fluff/spread. I found this easiest to do by placing the marshmallow creme into a piping bag.
  8. To make the buttercream, cream together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk, until smooth and well-combined. Scoop the buttercream into a piping bag.
  9. Generously frost each cupcake.
  10. Top with marshmallows and chocolate chips before enjoying! photo collage tutorial of how to make smores cucpakes s'mores summer camp


Note: you can add vanilla extract to the buttercream recipe, however, this is already a sweet dessert.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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