“Give Me S’more” Cake
Total TimePrep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
I'm a little stunned to say this recipe disappointed me. Family said the frosting was too subtle and had little to no presence or flavor in the cake, and my brother even said there ought to be graham crackers in it -- and graham crackers replace the flour in this recipe! After about two days, the frosting began to deteriorate strangely, dissipating and slipping off the cake until it was merely the tattered ghost of a white marshmallow shroud. It was very oily as well.
I do love s'mores but this is far from it. It tasted like bran muffins with marshmallow cream. I was hoping to love it but I will not be making this again.
When I saw this recipe I thought that it was interesting that it did not have any flour. Since I like really s'mores I gave it a try. The cake's flavor is so good. I did not use the icing recipe. I baked the cake, then I cut marshmallows in half and put the sticky sides on top of the cake, covering the whole thing. I then added broken up chocolate bars on top of the marshmallows. I placed the whole thing back in the oven until the marshmallows started to brown.
It DOES taste good, but it does not taste like a smore really. I read another reviewer say they would use the marshmellow spread instead of the frosting on here and I did that and I DO NOT recommend it. It drips endlessly. I would recommend a chocolate frosting instead of a marshmellow frosting. Perhaps you could use the marshmellow frosting recipe for the filling instead.
Make sure you know what to expect! This is a grahm cracker FLAVORed cake... (not crunchy,etc)... a sponge-like cake.. I crushed the graham crackers up as small as I could so they would mix well/not leave any soggy chunks! .. I also used my own marshamllow recipe and in between the layers poked holes into the cake/poured some chocolate ganache over it for it to sink in a little ---- YUM!
We didn't really like this cake, the texture was that of soggy graham crackers. I'd rather just have the real thing around a campfire...
it was very different and I couldn't believe it didn't have any flour in it
I wanted to like this cake more than I did. I took a cue from some other reviews and I toasted the graham cracker crumbs on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 10 min, stirring a few times. I mixed half a large Hershey bar and stirred it into the frosting that I used in between the layers. It did taste more like a s'more than some of the other reviewers said their cake did. I just didn't like the flavor of the cake overall. I won't be making it again
This recipe has become a staple for me. I tweaked it a little to make it work as a cupcake recipe. I added 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to make the cupcakes rise properly. I also frosted it with chocolate frosting and topped it with mini-marshmallows and a square of chocolate. I made it for our Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet and had several people ask for the recipe. I am not a huge fan of cake but I LOVE this one.