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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Snacking Cake

with Marshmallow Frosting!!!
Recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman

This was January's cake at the Cake Slice Bakers. My favorite part... the frosting!! I read another baker's review before I had a chance to bake mine and adjusted the ingredients to make it more marshmallowy :o). The frosting was oh so good... can I have s'more please!! (giggle) The cake itself was almost salty, If I were to make it again, I would probably decrease the salt and increase the sugar a little. Even the over sweetness of the frosting didn't balance it out. Did I mention that I wanted more frosting?

Ingredients
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup marshmallow fluff

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and dust it with flour.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat until smooth. With the mixer on low speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 of the milk, stirring until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk, ending with the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely.

Make the frosting: Place the butter in a medium mixing bowl and beat until creamy. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the vanilla and the Marshmallow Fluff and beat until smooth.

4 comments:

  1. Love the way you decorated it. Shame the cake wasn't as good as expected

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  2. Pretty!

    I liked the frosting too but didn't think it tasted like marshmallow, despite adding more fluff :-(

    Glad you liked it though!

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