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
Icing the cake:
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::]
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.
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 well...it 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!