Thursday, July 24, 2014

Smore Cake

Ahhhh summer.  Warm summer nights, campfires, smores, friends, lightening bugs ... what's not to like?

I'm not a huge fan of smores but I think it's more because of the stickiness factor and not necessarily because of the flavor.  It's no secret that I love chocolate and I love marshmallows and graham crackers too so there's really no reason for me NOT to love smores.  The truth is that I'd much rather have a smore cupcake or cake than an actual smore and I can't really explain why.   

I've been making smore cupcakes and cake for quite a few years and they are always a big hit.  My very first attempt at a smore cake was for Ryan's 15th birthday.  (That was a tiny little cake!)

Since then, I've perfected my smore cake baking skills so here goes..

All the delicious flavors of a smore without the sticky fingers.  win-win

Photo: Let the fun begin!

Smore Cake
3 cups sugar                                           3 eggs       
2 1/2 cups flour                                      1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/4 cup cocoa                                      3/4 cup oil
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder             3 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda                  1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt                                2 packages graham crackers
1/2 cup melted butter

Crush graham crackers and add melted butter.

Press into the bottom of 3 nine inch cake pans.

Bake 10 minutes at 350.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.

Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.  

Stir in boiling water. 

Pour over graham cracker crust in cake pans.

Bake 30 minutes. 

Cool cakes on wire racks.

Place one cake layer on a plate. 

Top with a layer of marshmallow meringue.

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.


Repeat layers.

Top with final cake layer.

Continue to frost top and sides with remaining meringue. Toast lightly with a butane torch.

Sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs over the top and decorate with hersheys chocolate.

A smore you can eat with a fork - yum.


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