S’mores Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

I’ve got a bone to pick with you, Nigella. (I’m not sure what the odds are that Nigella reads my food blog, but I’d like to think that they’re in my favor, so humor me and pretend, too.)
I was searching for a new chocolate cake recipe to try and was drawn in by your Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. I decided to follow the measurements and recipe exactly – no matter how much I wanted to alter it to make it my own – in order to get the best result. What did I get? Two bricks. Not even thick bricks. Two very hard, very flat brown bricks which I sandwiched together with frosting and called a cake.
There are so many things that could have factored in to the disappointment of this cake – the fact that it is now over 100°F outside thanks to the calima, maybe my oven wasn’t fully preheated before I put the cake batter in or maybe I just suck at following recipes. However, after discovering that I can’t even bake a cake, my ego needs a boost so I’m going to blame you, Nigella. I’m sure you’ll get over it, just like I got over craving a wonderfully soft chocolate cake but ended up chomping on a chocolate paperweight.  
So forget the cake and let’s focus on the frosting. The gooey, sweet and sticky Toasted Marshmallow Frosting that just screams summer.
Oh yeah. Thankfully, the frosting turned out great. Toasting the marshmallows really makes a difference and adds a whole other level of flavor to this frosting, reminiscent of roaring fires and sleeping under the stars. This frosting sets really well, so if you’re looking for a gooey texture, bang your piece of cake in the microwave for about 10 seconds to get wonderfully gooey frosting.
S’mores Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting
2 cups marshmallows (I used my homemade marshmallows. You should, too!)
¼ cup butter
2 tablespoons cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Graham cracker
1. Using your favorite chocolate cake recipe, bake your cake and leave to cool. Don’t frost the cake until it’s completely cool.
2. Place the marshmallows in a bowl that can withstand head and blast them with a mini blow torch (or flame thrower, as I prefer to call it) and toast until they’re brown – not black! – all over.
3. Using a hand-held processor, blend the marshmallows until you’ve got a thick gooey syrup. I wouldn’t recommend dumping the marshmallows in a blender to do this. If you haven’t got a hand-held processor, use a hand-held whisk or even a fork to blend.
4. Add in the butter, cream and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.
5. Use half the frosting to sandwich the two chocolate cake layers together and use the remaining frosting to coat the top of the cake. Sprinkle on crushed graham cracker crumbs and you’re done!
Be thankful I didn’t post the chocolate cake recipe I used whilst you’re eating a moist, soft chocolate cake and I’m building an extension using my left-over pieces. 

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  1. That looks sooooo YUMMY!!! I’m sooo going to try this!

    You are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality… right? 🙂

  2. I always have bad luck with Nigella. At least the frosting was a winner.

    I am totally salivating over the frosting. I wanna take a spoon and scrape it off my monitor. And really, who needs cake when its 100+ outside. A spoon and frosting is all you need. Ok, maybe some graham crackers if you wanna get fancy!

  3. I love love love s’mores. I’ll have to try out this recipe. I found you through the Tuesday Talent Show!

  4. My mouth is watering looking at this thing! Anything with s’mores in the title has my attention.

  5. Not on my diet but it looks delish. I’m thinking for my hubs b-day. I deserve a bit of chocolate too. A girl can’t be good every day. 😀
    Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  6. I’ve never heard of marshmallow frosting, but I really want to try it now. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  7. thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! we’re always happy to have you – pinned & tweeted 😉

  8. So sorry about the cake but the frosting? Oh my goodness does that look and sound good. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you again for tomorrow’s party.

  9. So sorry about the cake! I love how on the cooking shows it always comes out right and then you try to make it and it’s terrible. I’ve been watching before and noticed that the measurements aren’t even what they say they are working with! I’m with you and we’ll just blame Nigella together. lol The frosting does look super yummy though 😉

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday 🙂

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