Chocolate S’mores Cake part-1

I was talking with the boys a few days ago about what I should bake next for my blog. We discussed a number of things, all of which didn’t include nuts! (boys don’t like nuts apparently).  Our youngest, Donavan, threw out the idea of a S’mores Cake because he loves making s’mores.  Nicholas seconded the idea and off we began brainstorming.

Donavan said what about marshmallows on top fo the chocolate, Nicholas of course said, “What about the graham crackers?” I thought of chocolate ganache would be awesome too! In the end we had our idea and it was time to give it a try.

This first video is our classic chocolate sponge for our s’mores cake! Since it’s Donavan’s brainchild, he wanted to help me with a video so that he could share his idea! Here is the first episode of this great chocolate bake!

In the video we demonstrate our chocolate sponge recipe. Our 2nd will be a delicious marshmallow buttercream icing and building our delicious Chocolate S’mores cake!

Enjoy the bake!

Trace

Chocolate Cake

3/4 cup butter softened

3 eggs – room temperature

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp popcorn salt (plain)

2 cups sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups milk

Cream butter and sugar and blend until smooth and creamy. About 5 minutes. Then add eggs, one at time, and mix thoroughly. Once all three eggs are combined completely add vanilla. Cream until smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes on medium speed.

Be sure to combine your dry ingredients together, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Sift to combine and loosen larger pieces of the cocoa powder. Mix in your flour and milk, start with the flour and end with the flour. I usually do about 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of milk. Alternating until completely combined. Then whip batter for a few minutes on medium-high speed.

Transfer to your 8″ baking pans. I prepared my pans with crisco and parchment paper on the bottom. I measure my batter, about 24 oz. per pan to ensure even layers between the two.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Cool for about 3 hours.

Part-2 we’ll show you how we finish Donavan’s Chocolate S’mores Cake! Enjoy.

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