Saturday, August 9, 2014

S'mores Crazy Cake

Last weekend I was forced to be creative when I made a Crazy Cake for my girls.  I had nothing in the house for frosting, not even powdered sugar (I'm still filling my pantry since our big move).  What I did have was ingredients for S'mores, so I made them a s'mores topped Crazy Cake.  They LOVED IT!  Such a fun summer treat!    


Important:  If you make this cake, be sure to use a heat-proof baking dish under the broiler - I DO NOT recommend glass, it could easily shatter - use a metal baking pan.

For a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make Crazy Cake, head here

S'Mores Crazy Cake

Cake Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 Cup sugar (All purpose sugar - Granulated Pure Cane Sugar)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp.  pure vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 Cup water 
Toppings
  • Hershey bars, regular size (approximately 4)
  • Marshmallows (large or small size, enough to cover top of cake in a single layer.  I used large marshmallows, cutting them in half)
  • Graham crackers, crushed (approximately 4 whole crackers) 
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a greased 8" square metal baking pan.  Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger.  Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression.  Pour water over all.  Mix well until smooth.

Bake on middle rack of oven for 35 minutes.  Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.  Remove cake.  While cake is still warm, top with Hershey bars, then top with marshmallows and broil until lightly toasted.  Stay next to oven and watch - they toast very fast!  Once toasted, pull from oven and top with crushed graham crackers.    Serve warm or cold!   Enjoy!

Tips
Oven cooking times may vary, be sure to check your cake to make sure you do not over bake.

Mix batter in a bowl for neater, easier mixing.  Be sure to follow the directions the same way - mixing the dry ingredients then making the depressions for the wet ingredients.  Don't forget to grease your pan. 




Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!

6 comments:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I've never eaten a s'more but I could seriously go a piece of this right now.

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

OMG!!!! Amazing Mary!!!! My kids would kill each other for this!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

This is perfect for fall!! I love smores!

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe too. However, I didn't have marshmallows or chocolate bars on hand. All I had was a jar of marshmallow creme and milk chocolate chips so I proceeded to use those instead. The cake warm straight out of the oven when I had put the chips on top. Added the dollops of marshmallow creme. Stick back in oven or use a bakers torch. Then finish it off with the gramcrackers crumbs. Worked great...

Anonymous said...

With the cream marshmallow did it get brown on top in the oven?

Ana said...

recipes for the crazy cakes seem great......do you know if you could use box cake instead of making from scratch?

Thanks,
Ana