Smores Cake

Baking By sykescakes Updated 14 Aug 2014 , 9:54pm by cor39

sykescakes Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 4:29pm
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So I have seen a few different threads on here pertaining to s'mores cake but I was thinking about taking a different approach and wanted some feed back. I was thinking a chocolate cake, then in-between the cake layers I would do a layer of marshmallow filling, layer of whole gram crackers then a layer of chocolate ganache. I was going to make a SMB using brown sugar and a few pinches of cinnamon to play off the gram cracker flavors. So my hope is that if I make the cake tonight and then let it sit in the fridge over night, the gram crackers will become soft and meld well with the cake.....any thoughts or tips?  

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AnnieCahill Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 5:46pm
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Yes, the graham crackers will soften with the moisture of the ganache and marshmallow.  Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

MimiFix Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 8:07pm
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Your idea sounds delicious! I agree with Annie, the graham crackers should soften enough for cutting the cake. (After a few days the crackers may be much softer - a telltale sign of an older cake.) 

AmbitiousBeginner Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 8:59pm
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I would also like to know how it turns out.  I made a s'more cake but since it was also a sand castle, the graham cracker crumbs were the sand.  I liked having the crunch, but I would like to know how softened crackers turn out.  The addition of the ganache sounds delicious.  I just used chocolate bc.

JerryLINY Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 9:15pm
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I printed this recipe over a year ago but still haven't made it- just waiting for that "special" occasion but it looks SO good.  I like the idea of the graham cracker crust under the cake layers.

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Jul 2014 , 10:22pm
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AI put crushed cookies into buttercream all the time and it always turns out great. I leave the pieces larger and they still have some texture but they are very soft after being in the buttercream.

sykescakes Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 11:30am
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I made the cake last night and it's in the fridge now. JerryLINY I also saw that recipe and want to try that, it looks really yummy. But since it was my first time making it and I will be entering it into a bake-off this afternoon I decided to just go with the layer of whole gram crackers. I baked the cake in a half sheet pan (13" x 18" ) and then cut that into four even pieces and stacked them up. It ended up being very tall but I thought a rectangle cake would be easier to cut into even piece for all the judges then a round cake. Wish me luck! I'll let you all know how it goes :D

JerryLINY Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 11:24pm
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GOOD LUCK!  Maybe you can post a pic?

sykescakes Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 12:36am
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AI got first place!

Marian64 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 1:00am
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ALooks yummy! Congratulations!


JerryLINY Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 9:19pm
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Congratulations, looks delicious!

freesia777 Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 4:03am
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Original message sent by JerryLINY


I printed this recipe over a year ago but still haven't made it- just waiting for that "special" occasion but it looks SO good.  I like the idea of the graham cracker crust under the cake layers.

Slight hijack of the thread.

I made this cake yesterday (no special occasion other than "Oh my gosh that looks delicious and I must make this NOW!") and it is in fact just as good as it looks. You get a real graham cracker flavor because of the crusts in between the cake layers. My ganache never set up even after going in the fridge - I used a combo of milk and semi-sweet chocolate instead of dark and did not adjust the amount of cream. It stayed a glaze consistency only, so I just HAD to frost the whole cake in marshmallow instead... I highly recommend it.

OP, your cake looks great-- congratulations!!

Apti Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 6:21am
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Congratulations on your 1st prize!!!!   Now you have a bunch of folks all over the USA drooling over that photo of the winning cake.

cor39 Posted 14 Aug 2014 , 9:54pm
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Sounds yummy!

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