S’mores Pie-Cake

by Chrissy

There are just some things that you don’t mess with. You wouldn’t mess with a bully or wake a sleeping bear, so why would you mess with a perfectly good campfire s’more? It is a taste that many companies have tried to recreate through various desserts and treats, but honestly, the best thing about a s’more can’t be mass-produced. Particularly, the art of toasting the perfect marshmallow is unique to each person and, therefore, is a sacred thing.

With that said… I messed with it. But don’t worry, I consulted the help of a pie, a cake, and a cupcake, in order to get the best quality from each confectionary item to best represent the s’more.

The verdict: Yes! It can be done! The ever-so-tasty s’more, can be crushed, mixed, whisked, baked, and frosted in to a rich and decadent CAKE!

I was just so curious about trying something as crazy as this. So, when the word was out about a massive party in my office, and by massive I mean two birthdays and a bon voyage all in one, I knew what I had to do.

Due to time constraints, I may have cheated and used a boxed cake mix, instead of making it from scratch. But that will be our little secret. If I had it my way, and had all the time in the world, I would have whipped up some tasty chocolatey cake; but alas, ’twas not so. There is always next time… Mwahahahaha (evil laugh).

 

Here is how it all went down in the LYK:

First things, first. All it takes is a little graham cracker, sugar and melted butter! And there you have it folks, your crust!

Chopping chocolate chips, you know, because I can. These will be sprinkled on top of the crust, and then baked at 350 ° F for 5 minutes.

Wahhhh run for you lives! The lava is coming! My siblings and I used to play a game at the park where we had to stay away from the hot lava. It was a difficult task, because it was invisible. But, oh so hot!

Whip up that marshmallow fluffy frosting. Mmmm so good….

When the cake cools, completely, get that frosting on there!

Toppings? Anyone?

Crush more graham crackers for  a handful or two of crumbs. Give the chocolate bars a quick chop. The key to successful toppings is to make sure that there is an ample supply of Hershey’s chocolate and grahams because these are way to0 tempting to snack on while prepping them for the ultimate cake topping. It’s a vicious cycle.

Any here you have it! The long awaited S’mores Pie-Cake!

Holy S’mores! Would you look at that crunchy graham cracker crust, moist chocolatey cake and that frosted topping??

Whoaa Bessey. That-a-girl.

Have a bite. Stay a while. Kick your feet up. I know we did. It was a hit at the party, for sure. Not to mention, a funny mix between a lethargic food coma and hyper sugar rush followed closely after. Don’t ask, it got weird.

You can thank me later. I accept tips. :)

 

S’mores Pie-Cake

 

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
5 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, finely chopped
Marshmallow Cream Frosting
1 1/2 sticks of butter, room temp
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp milk (use more if too thick)
2 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Cake
Follow directions according to the cake mix, or if you have more time than I did, make it from scratch!
Toppings
1/3 cup crushed graham crackers, for sprinkling
2 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, coarsely chopped
Directions:
For the crust: crush up the graham crackers in a ziplock bag, then add the crumbs to a bowl and combine with sugar and melted butter. Spray the bottom of the baking dish with non-stick spray and then add the graham cracker mixture. Form the crust with hands or a spatula, packing it into the bottom and about a 1/2 inch up the sides of the dish. Top with chopped up chocolate chips and back for 5 minutes in a 350° F preheated oven.
Make the chocolate cake according to the box and pour over the crust, evenly. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out somewhat clean. Let cool. You can remove it from the pan, carefully, by placing a plate or wire rack on the top turning it upside-down. (I left it in the dish for easy transportation to the office party!)
While the cake is cooling, cream the butter and marshmallow cream together with a mixer on a high speed. When the texture is smooth, add in the vanilla and milk, and mix. Finally, gradually add in the powdered sugar, while the mixer is on a low speed, scraping the sides, if needed. Turn on a high speed and combine for 30 seconds. When the cake has cooled completely, slather the frosting on the cake, and then add the graham cracker crumbs and Hershey’s chocolate pieces.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

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20 Comments to “S’mores Pie-Cake”

  1. And it was mmmmm mmmmm good. So glad this became a post! I’m definitely going to make this for my next pot-luck or bbq! (I’m going to need lots of people around to eat it up or else, well, I will! :o/ )

  2. Glad you messed with the average s’more, this turned out fantastic. Love that polka dot bowl–adorable. :)

  3. Everyone MUST try this it was absolutely delish!!!

  4. Yep, I messed with s’mores this weekend. Tried using Reese’s PB cups instead of Hershey bars and it just wasn’t the same. But “Holy S’Mores” is right – this cake/pie is WOW – can’t wait to try it!

  5. The very best S’more recipe I have ever seen!

  6. I wish I worked with you. I want to eat this!

  7. Wow!! Can’t wait to make this!!

  8. Chrissy

    Haha, I know, right?

  9. Wow – looks delicious!

  10. I have to tell you I gasped when I saw the picture. I am so making this!!! Thank you for sharing.

  11. It’s definitely hard to top a good old campfire smore but I dare say you’ve done it with this cake! Amazing!

  12. I almost just licked my computer screen, just so you know.

  13. Oh My Heavens this looks AMAZING!!!

  14. Chrissy

    Thank you! I know, it was almost sacrilegious. But all ended well =)

  15. Chrissy

    hahah, yea, good thing you didn’t. I don’t think that the blog posts taste as good as the real thing. Maybe though??

  16. Chrissy

    haha, yup. Such a good idea.

  17. Chrissy

    Thanks. I hope someone has a birthday soon so that I can have an excuse to make it again =)

  18. Chrissy

    hmmm good thing you warned me of this, because, as a Reese’s addict, I would have wanted to try this next time, naturally. So thanks for the heads up!

  19. Chrissy