Did I mention that I've been doing Weight Watchers for the past two and a half weeks? It works. Apparently eating ice cream every single night is not a great way to lose baby weight. Who knew? I'm over halfway to my goal weight since I've started it and my milk supply (because I know all you out there are so interested in my milk supply...ahem) hasn't decreased at all.
These cupcakes are not Weight Watchers approved. I took their recipe for vanilla cupcakes and then bastardized it to use up leftover marshmallow and graham crackers I had on hand. Also we had guests over the night I made these and I felt guilty about subjecting people other than Leif to a completely Weight Watchers inspired meal.
At this point I realized that guests were coming over in less than fifteen minutes and there were still numerous dust and hair bunnies (ewww...gross, I know) scurrying all over the hardwood floors that needed to be rounded up. So I crushed all the graham crackers and threw them on top of the muffin tin in the hopes that most of it would stick to the marshmallow cream.
Success! Albeit a very messy success. I had a bite of Leif's and all in all it was pretty tasty.
I'd make it again with a few modifications.
For the vanilla cupcake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup fat-free milk
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together. Add eggs and yogurt and mix until well-blended. Add the dry ingredients and the milk. Mix until combined. Spoon batter into lined muffin tin and back at 350 for about 20 minutes.
For the topping:
Melt the chocolate and the marshmallows over a double boiler (I just put a ceramic mixing bowl on top of a pan full of boiling water). Chocolate goes on top of the cupcake. Then the marshmallow cream. Then the crushed graham crackers.
Learn from my mistakes:
The cake turned out a little dry. Next time I would add some applesauce
to the batter.
Also, the directions for melting the chocolate said to add some water
to the chocolate once it was all melted and whisk it together.
This was a bad idea. It immediately solidified the chocolate
making it less of a glaze and more of a stiff frosting.