Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Want S'more Cake Please

I did it.  I invented my own S'more Cake.
There's one in the win column for ol' insomnia, eh? :D

Now, I am sure there is a recipe out there somewhere for a S'more Cake, but I didn't go looking.  I knew I had all the ingredients for s'mores [chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers] but no campfire to make them.  And I was really in the mood for chocolate cake.

Then I discovered I had no eggs. Hmmm.  I have made an eggless cake before so I took the basis for that and [to quote Emeril] kicked it up several different notches.  I wanted to make marshmallow icing and I did look for a recipe for that, but to no avail. I didn't like any of them. Back to the drawing board - and I am pretty sure I created a winner there too.  Incorporating the graham cracker crumbs was no problem, except I made an ungodly mess in my kitchen. heehee  I figure out of sheer gratefulness for the cake goodness my family will be more than happy to clean up the marshmallow icing from the walls and the graham crackers crumbs littering the floor that mess. ::wink::

Icing the cake:
 I mixed the graham cracker crumbs with the icing for the middle filling.  Sooo spreadable!
 Here we go onto the top layer. Pretty pretty.
 TA-DA!  More crumbs on top.
This is about as far as I got in eating a piece.  The dog liked it too. :D I only gave her one small bite, so please don't think I am over here trying to kill the dog.  I'm not. Today. Ahem. [I am kidding, please.]
Wallene, my partner in crime in all things baking done in the middle of the night, stayed up and took all the pics' and helped me taste test.  It was a good thing too because after a while of tasting marshmallow frosting your tastebuds tend to go numb.

It was a lot of fun to make up something and have it come out right.  I don't mind when my baking fails. I don't mind the effort lost - but it annoys me to waste all the ingredients when I have to toss a failure. Baking goodies cost $$$

But it would have been a lot less effort and $$$ involved if I had to toss this pie [the Lemon Ice Box] than the S'mores Cake. [I just posted this pic' to make want to come to my house even more.  I figure one or two  more well placed food pics and I might get someone here eventually.  It's all part of my evil plan. ::sinister giggle::]

So happy both turned out so well.  I think the family is [and will be] too.

I suppose I should write the recipes down for the chocolate cake and the icing before I forget [a very strong possibility I might add] so that may be my next post.

Enjoy your day Tadpoles. I think I better go do some mass clean up in the kitchen or my family may move out. Cake or no cake. heehee
ETA at 6:15 AM - I am in no danger of them moving out. It took me two and half hours, but I cleaned it.

See ya on the flipside!

PS - Do you know I received an invitation to a Food Bloggers Weekend today?  Weird since I am not a food blog.

Okay...stop laughing.

I'll wait.

Done? Good. :)
Truly I am not a food blogger - but I do seem to be a wee bit preoccupied with food lately, don't I? [When I do an understatement I do it up right, don't I?]

Ah is all the way across the country and since I can't be farther than 2 hours from my hospital it's a moot point anyway.  Still the thought was nice, wasn't it? Take care y'all!


lyndylou said...

Yum yum yum....I think it's hilarious that you have been invited to a Food Bloggers weekend. I think you could probably teach them a thing or two :)

colenic said...

Oh I am totally coming to your careful I might knock down the door ( if only I had saved the address :))
I would love the recipe for the lemon pie though- I am always looking for a good one! Hugs to you!

CWMartin said...

Laurie's brother recently had a wedding cake that was built from smores- actual smores, stacked up on each other. Did I mention they were married at a Izaak Walton League campsite?

Jill said...

I want the s'mores cake recipe! Although I wouldn't sleep a wink after eating all that chocolate. I would love to go to a food bloggers weekend, just as a "reporter and taste-tester."

Jeannie said...

I would love to know what you did for the marshmallow frosting. That cake sounds like a great idea! I do have the urge to make a road trip but maybe I should check the prices to fly. Can someone pick me up at the airport? (Would you believe I had never had a s'mores until last Labour Day Weekend? I know!

SkippyMom said...

Jill this cake is so rich you can only eat a small piece at a time. I think your teeth would instantly rot if you took a honker piece. heehee - It has 6 heaping tablespoons of cocoa [unsweetened] and I guess you could leave out the two melted chocolate bars I put in, that might help. I did add coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor, so it has even more caffeine.....

Yeah, forget it. You can't have it. Giggle

Sally said...

I love the Skiplandia flag! This cake looks delicious, but then so does the lemon icebox pie! You're definitely making me want to bake. Maybe next week, since we'll be gone this weekend.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Dontcha just love it when those culinary inventions turn out to be successes? Once I made a fabulous concoction, but never bothered to write down how I did it, so I have no idea if I could ever replicate it or not. It was in a graham cracker crust, with one layer of crushed-pineapple pie, another of cheesecake, and fresh nectarine slices on top, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. That's all I remember, darn it. Anyhow, your cake looks awesome, and I think it's neat that you're doing so much baking these days. We've gotta put some meat back on your bones, and sweets and homemade breads is such a fun way to do it.

life in the mom lane said...

That looks so yummy!!!!! God I can't wait till I am able to eat yummy stuff like that and not worry *sigh*.... Someday!!!!!!

sapphireblue said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so good.