A few years ago I was introduced to s’mores brownies. These were game changers. Thick, chocolatey brownies topped with graham crackers and toasted marshmallows? They are totally amazing and I make them often, especially when someone asks me to bring dessert to their house.
A few weeks ago my instructional assistant was having a birthday. Since I am the dessert queen I knew I had to make her a cake. The problem with this is that she isn’t a huge fan of frosting. Craziness right? That’s my favorite part of the cake but she usually scrapes hers off or eats around it. Since I wasn’t about to make a cake or cupcakes minus the frosting I had to come up with another plan.
The good news is that she loves chocolate. I figured I could bake a cake and top it with ganache or something similar, but since I don’t like over the top chocolate desserts I nixed that as well. Then I thought of my s’mores brownies and realized I could probably use the same topping idea on a chocolate cake. No frosting but the top would be covered in graham crackers and toasted marshmallows. It was a win-win idea for everyone!
I just went with a basic chocolate cake recipe. Initially I was going to make a double layer but then I didn’t know what to fill it with so I simply made a single layer cake. When it was finished I topped it with graham crackers and mini marshmallows and put it under the broiler until they browned. Once out of the oven I pressed Hershey Bar pieces onto it. When it cooled it was a delicious sight.
I took it in to my friend the next day and she was thrilled! She loved the idea of topping the cake with the s’mores toppings instead of frosting. I won’t tell you how much cake we ate but lets just say that throughout the day we both had more then a few nibbles of cake…and we may not have shared with anyone else! This is a fun and super rich cake that both kids and adults will love. A Hezzi-D Original Recipe
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A Hezzi-D Original Recipe