I love S’Mores, but Graham Crackers are hard to come by in Britain and when you do find them, they are hideously expensive. So I experiment quite a bit with S’More-like desserts, including this Chocolate Marshmallow Cake.
This is an amazing treat for right around Valentine’s Day because dark chocolate is an aphrodisiac! It helps that my husband’s birthday is the same week as Valentine’s Day 😉
This combines a rich but light, bitter, dark chocolate cake with the super-sweet gooey decadence of toasted marshmallows to make a sinfully delicious cake that reminds me of S’Mores, but also feels quite classy and a bit adult. I hope you like it, and if you try it, Let me know!!!
- 5 oz dark chocolate broken into small squares
- 10 tablespoons (146 g) butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1/2 bag of marshmallows (enough to cover the top of a 9″ x 9″ pan)
Preheat the oven to 350F (180C)
Line or grease a 9″ x 9″ pan
In a saucepan melt the chocolate, butter and vanilla, salt on medium-low heat until smooth
In a large bowl, add the melted chocolate to the eggs and mix well
Add sugar and mix until combined
Add flour slowly, until completely combined
Pour into the lined baking tray and smooth over the top (do not add marshmallows yet!)
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
Take out the part-cooked cake and top with marshmallows
Bake for a further 10 minutes until marshmallows are browned (as in above photograph)
Enjoy while warm! They are best when they are gooey.