I got a crazy notion in my head to make a S'mores Cake. I found some recipes online, but they didn't really have what I wanted, so I changes some things here and other things there... I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
If I had to do it over again? I'd toast the marshmallows in the oven using the broiler. I had some flambe marshmallows from the torch. LOL Wouldn't be true smores without burnt marshmallows though, right?
This is a pretty rich cake too. The size I cut for the picture (and then ate), was wayyyyy too much. UGH! Small portions, Suzanne. When will I ever learn?
Crush 1 package graham crackers. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
Crush another package of graham crackers and add to it 2 tsp sugar and 1/3 stick butter, melted. Mix it all together.
Dump the crumbs from the 2nd batch into a 9x13 pan and press into the bottom.
Now let's make the cake.
In a mixer, whisk together 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and 3 egg yolks (reserve the egg whites for later - don't throw away!)
In a bowl, put 3/4 c. flour, the bowl of graham cracker crumbs you crushed the first time, 2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
We're also going to need 3/4 cup milk.
Alternating between the wet and dry, add a little flour mix, then some milk, then more flour mix, then more milk. Do this until it's all in the bowl and mixed well.
Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter. This will give the batter some lift. It's really quite delicious and moist.
Pour the batter into the pan, right on top of the graham cracker crust.
Bake at 350* for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
See? A beautiful golden cake. Let it cool.
Put 3 cups chocolate chips in a bowl with 1 Tbsp butter. Put the bowl on top of a pot filled with an inch of water. Melt the chocolate.
Spread the chocolate on top of the cake. The top started pulling up on me because the chocolate was so thick. That's okay though because really.. noone is even going to see the chocolate layer! I highly recommend sticking this in the fridge for a few minutes before doing the next step to firm up the chocolate.
Take 1 jar of marshmallow fluff and spread on top of the cake. This will help the mini marshmallows stick.
See? I didn't let my chocolate cool before putting the fluff on. It smeared all over and was messy.
Put an entire bag of mini marshmallows on top of this cake. Spread them out so they cover the top evenly.
Now it's time for the MARSHMALLOWS TO BURRRNNNNN!!! *evil laugh*
This is my creme brulee torch. Like I said above, next time I make this I will just stick this under the broiler. I burned too many marshmallows using the torch and kept having to blow out flames as I browned them. LOL
Yummy yummy toasty marshmallows.
Cut the cake into squares carefully. The melted marshmallows are super sticky and will come up when you cut. If you rub your spatula with a little butter beforehand, you will avoid this problem.
Oh.. and I sprinkled the top with some mini chocolate chips too, just for garnish.