Saturday, May 23, 2020

HOW TO BUILD A "CAMPFIRE' CAKE

A lot of people will still be 'Shelter-in-Place for Memorial Day, so they won't be making 'real' campfire cakes. But, if you want that outside feel, here's a great "Campfire Cake" you can make ahead for your Memorial Day celebration. Serve this Chocolate Campfire Cake on a wooden plank/log for effect...but a wood cutting board or plate will do, too.

I first saw this Campfire Cake in 2015 in  CountryLivingMagazine. Lots of variations on the Internet. Such fun! This would be great for your Memorial Day celebration. Bring the great outdoors into your backyard.

Here's what to do: Make your favorite two layer Chocolate Cake and your favorite Chocolate Frosting. Buy some rolled wafer cookies (I like Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Rolled Wafers) and red and orange hard candy.

HARD CANDY RECIPE

Preheat oven to 375.
Put red and orange hard candies on parchment-lined cookie sheet; put in oven.
Once candies have melted (about 10 minutes), remove from oven.
While still liquid, use a skewer to marbelize the colors.
Set aside and let cool.
Once hardened, peel from liner and break into triangular shapes.

Decorate top of cake with rolled wafer cookies and candy flames when you're ready to serve.
Tip: Do not put the candy flames in the refrigerator of they will soften up and lose their shape.

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