Wednesday, August 10, 2016

S'mores Bundt Cake: 2 Recipes for National S'mores Day!

If you follow my blog, you know I love S'mores, and I've posted over 60 S'mores Recipes. In all these S'mores recipes, I've never posted a S'mores Bundt Cake Recipe. So in honor of National S'mores Day here are two easy and delicious recipes, for S'mores Bundt Cakes.

The first recipe is from Cuisinart! I've mentioned many times, that you should always check recipes at food association sites, but also products. Use your cuisinart (or whatever you have) to make this. It will be so easy!

1. S'MORES BUNDT CAKE

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water
11 whole graham cracker sheets
3 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 stick butter, at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup marshmallow cream

Directions
In mixer bowl combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix until dry ingredients are combined. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; mix until just combined and then add hot water and mix for 20-30 more seconds.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pulse graham cracker sheets in food processor until coarse crumb is formed; add in brown sugar, melted butter, and 2-3 Tbsp warm water and pulse until combined. Mixture should hold its shape when formed. If it doesn’t, continue to add small amounts of water until it does.
Prepare Bundt pan by coating with cooking spray. Press all but 1/2 cup of graham cracker mixture evenly into bottom of pan and an inch or two up the sides. Next, pour in chocolate batter. Sprinkle reserved graham cracker crumbs over top.
Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. With electric mixture beat together  butter and powdered sugar for several minutes until very smooth and creamy. Add in marshmallow cream and beat until well combined.
When the cake comes out of oven, let cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto cooling rack.
When cake has completely cooled, spread frosting over top.
Take a kitchen torch and burn a bit to give it that real s'mores look and taste.

So if one recipe is good, two is even better. This second S'mores Bundt Cake is slightly adapted from Miriam Pascal at OvertimeCook.com

2. S'MORES BUNDT CAKE

Ingredients
Graham Cracker Streusel
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Chocolate Cake
5 eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup DARK cocoa powder
3/4 cup milk

Marshmallow Glaze
1 cup marshmallow fluff
1 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp boiling water

Garnish:
Crushed graham crackers chocolate shavings

Directions
Graham Cracker Streusel
In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, oil, and brown sugar. Stir until combined.

Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 350. Grease Bundt pan well with floured baking spray. Set aside.
In bowl of electric mixer on medium speed, beat together eggs and oil until combined. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla. Beat until combined and smooth. Turn mixer to low speed and add cocoa powder, followed by  milk, then flour. Beat until just combined.
Pour half of batter into prepared Bundt pan, then sprinkle about 2/3 of graham cracker streusel over batter, distributing it evenly. Top with remaining batter and then sprinkle  remaining crumbs over top. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Allow cake to cool completely before glazing.

Marshmallow Glaze
Combine marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and boiling water until spreadable consistency. Add up to another teaspoon of boiling water, as needed. Spread over cooled cake. Top with chocolate shavings and graham cracker crumbs.

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