Recipe challenge, week twenty-seven
This is a little over the top. But it's also really tasty, so I'd try it at least once.
I didn't create this recipe. I was in a downtown tourist shop a month or so ago and there was a little mini-cookbook that was called 100 Ways to Make S'mores, or something like that. I really don't remember what it was called and it was like $15 so I wasn't going to buy it. I tried to memorize a few recipes and this is the only one that stuck in my head for more than 24 hours (so that was not a good strategy...next time I'll be the person taking pictures of the book I'm not going to buy).
The idea of birthday cake slathered onto a s'more was almost too much to handle. I also have been craving cake like crazy for some weird reason. I'm not a cake person really. And I've developed this really snobby attitude of not buying boxed cake mix anymore. I even have cake flour in the cupboard for occasions such as this (or occasions such as Scott's birthday, because that was the last time I used the cake flour). One afternoon, I made cupcakes from scratch and frosting from scratch and then I froze the cupcakes because there are few things better than frozen cake covered in frosting.
So I took slices of cupcake and I melted some s'mores ingredients together and this is what I got. If you keep the cake cold and put it onto a hot s'more you get this hot/cold effect that is fascinatingly amazing.
Again, if this seems absolutely crazy, it wasn't my idea. If you absolutely love it, then you (absolutely) saw it here first.
Birthday Cake S'mores
Frozen cake w/ frosting, thinly sliced
On a plate, place half of one graham cracker and a chunk of the Hershey's bar. Microwave for 10 seconds. Place the marshmallow on top of the chocolate and microwave for another 10 seconds. Top with the cake and then the other graham cracker half. Press down. Eat immediately!