Once upon a time I had a birthday blog. But then this blog took off, and the birthday blog domain got stolen, so I shut it down. I am transferring the cakes I made to this blog since I still get emails about them :)
My niece wanted to go up the canyon for a BBQ for her 10th Birthday. My sis in law asked if I would surprise her with a giant s'more cake. I thought it would be a fun challenge.
This cake would be fun for the camping party!
I chose to use actual chocolate for the s'more. If you don't want to deal with melting it down and everything, you could also use chocolate frosting.
I melted a large bag (24 oz) of chocolate chips. I put them in a bowl and microwaved them for 30 seconds. stirred, and then 10 more seconds. There will be some chunks and that is good. Keep stirring until it is smooth and then pour it into a pan lined with wax paper. Let it set up. It may take several hours. After it hardens if it has streaks use this trick I learned from the food network. Get a dry rag and "buff" the chocolate. The streaking is usually only on the surface and you can lessen the streaks by doing this.
I came up with a homemade graham cracker recipe.
2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup dark corn syrup
Cream these together and then add
2 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour
4 tablespoons water
chill for 30 minutes before rolling out
This dough is so yummy! And since it doesn't have raw egg it is safe to eat. It tastes like cookie dough :)
I cut mine to be about 9 inches by 10 inches. You can use an 81/2 x 11 piece of paper as a guide if you are worried about it being straight.
I used the flat end of a wood skewer (kabob stick) to make that pattern like on a real graham cracker.
Bake each cracker for 15 minutes each at 375 degrees. This way they will be hard enough to hold their shape and crunchy like a cracker. If you want it softer (like a sugar cookie) bake it for less time.
I made one round cake and frosted it with white frosting. If you are feeding a lot of people and want more cake, make 2 round cakes and stack them. It would be yummy to put marshmallow cream in between the cakes!
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