The snow has melted and it’s officially s’mores season! Yep, you can catch me out pretty much every weekend in the backyard by the fire roasting up a marshmallow to golden perfection ready to be sandwiched and devoured in s’mores delight! To celebrate this season, I’ve created an incredibly rich and easy S’Mores Cake using a doctored mix packed full of chocolate, cookies, and marshmallow goodness in every single bite. Let’s start s’moring!
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Easy S’Mores Cake From Mix
A golden roasted marshmallow, sitting on a rich piece of chocolate, all smushed together with sweet crunchy graham crackers. Everything a s’more should be. Using a box mix as a base, this s’mores cake recipe is easy, approachable, and so completely delicious.
What Is A S’More
A popular campfire treat, a s’more consists of a fire-roasted marshmallow, a piece of chocolate, and two graham crackers to hold it all together thus creating a sandwich-like dessert. It’s sweet, ooey-gooey, and often enjoyed during a backyard bbq or camp night spent around the fire.
How Can I Make S’Mores Easier?
Is it just me or do s’mores tend to get a bit messy? Especially when there are little ones involved. The graham crackers often break which leads to melted chocolate and sticky marshmallow everywhere. Leclerc has solved our sticky s’more situation with their Celebration Butter Cookies.
A buttery golden cookie base with a layer of dreamy milk chocolate right on top. No more balancing a chocolate square while attempting to hold a marshmallow. Throw that toasted marshmallow right in between two of these scrumptious cookies and you’ll be in s’more heaven in no time!
Eat More S’Mores to Win Big
And seeing as s’more season has begun, Leclerc is celebrating big this year with a Lucky Box contest. There are over $50,000 in prizes to be won including a grand prize of $25,000. Think of how many cookies you could buy with that! 😉 Grab a box of the Celebration cookies, either for s’more making or cake making, and have a chance to win some amazing prizes!
How Do I Make A S’Mores Cake?
Back to this decadent s’mores cake though. I wanted to keep this recipe as easy and approachable as possible. Using those delectable milk chocolate butter cookies, I chopped them up and added them right into a doctored cake mix.
A s’more isn’t a s’more without a marshmallow, so again, with ease in mind, I used store-bought marshmallow fluff as the filling. If you are feeling up for the task, here’s a homemade marshmallow fluff filling recipe here in this Mint Hot Chocolate Cake.
How To Make Fudge Frosting From Scratch
The third and final component to this s’mores cake is the chocolate fudge buttercream frosting. It’s rich, creamy, and so totally luscious. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and shortening on high speed for approximately 10 minutes. This mixture will become fluffy, glossy, and light in color.
The second step to fudge frosting is to add the icing sugar and cocoa powder together. I recommend using dutch process cocoa as its taste is second to none but any cocoa powder will do the job. Sift in the dry ingredients and give it a mix on low until it is combined.
Lastly, add in the vanilla and salt and let that baby mix. Crank the mixer up to high and let it cream for 5 minutes until it is fluffy chocolate fudge frosting perfection. Seriously, you’ll want to eat this straight from the bowl.
S’Mores Cake Ready
There we are, all three s’more cake components laid out. Easy doctored cake mix layers full of milk chocolate butter cookies, marshmallow fluff filling, and chocolate fudge buttercream. Let’s top this s’mores confection with an ultra-luxurious chocolate drip, some edible gold leaf inspired by campfire flames, and those tasty little morsels of Leclerc butter cookie delight. And there you have it, A S’Mores cake to ring in s’mores season!
Looking for some other tasty chocolate marshmallow-type treats? Check these out:
- Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mint Hot Chocolate Cake
- Sweet Potato Pie Cake
- Double Chocolate Cake
- Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies