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Get a Free S'Mores Cupcake at Sprinkles

By Amy Cavanaugh in Food on Jan 14, 2012 7:00PM

On the hierarchy of my favorite desserts, s’mores rank fairly high—the smoky marshmallow, melted chocolate, and memories of making them with my brother each summer combine to place them in the upper tier with ice cream and cupcakes. So when Sprinkles Cupcakes offered to give Chicagoist a few of its new s’mores cupcakes, I grabbed them away from the rest of the food staff.

The cupcake, which has a graham cracker base, is topped with dark chocolate cake and filled with a little nugget of bittersweet chocolate ganache. The sticky marshmallow frosting is a nice change from most cupcakes’ heavy toppings. While I like cupcakes for their ease of eating, the s’mores cupcake, like its inspiration, is hard to eat neatly and best consumed with a fork.

Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively created the cupcake, which is available through February 6. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Oxfam.

Want one free? The first 50 people who visit Sprinkles today and say “more s’mores” at the counter get the cake free.

Sprinkles is located at 50 East Walton Street.