Happy National S’mores Day, friends! I have no idea who comes up with these food holidays, but I am all about them, especially when cake is involved! I am so excited to share this epic s’mores layer cake with you guys because I know you love cake as much as I do, and I just know you’re going to love this recipe! I mean, it’s everything you love about s’mores in a decadent cake. What’s not to love!
It’s been s’mores city around here for the past few weeks, and I think this creation may just take the cake, pun totally intended! Before we cut into this one, I want to thank you for all the positive feedback on the brownies. I’m thrilled you guys are loving them! Better yet, if you loved those, prepare yourself to fall head over heels for this dreamboat! We’re talking a divine chocolate cake, luscious graham cracker buttercream, chocolate ganache that drips down the side of the cake, staring you down until you finally give in, all adorned with a crown of rosettes and toasted marshmallows.
My intention for this cake was to get all those flavors and textures we love about s’mores, and pack them into one perfect bite. The base of it all is a chocolate cake that’s divine on its own. It’s one of those recipes that’s no fuss, and works great. I baked it in two 9-inch Farberware cake pans, and then cut each cake into 2 layers, creating 4 layers – perfect for lots of graham cracker frosting!
Speaking of graham cracker frosting, it’s SO good, as in “put the spoon down” good! When you first make it, you’ll think it’s good, but just wait until you try it in the cake, after everyone has had time to get to know each other and all those flavors come out, one of which might be bourbon!
Just when you think the situation cannot get any better, the whole cake gets a blanket of chocolate ganache. It will set up in the fridge, but it will still stay pliable so when you sink your fork in, it kind of melds into the cake beautifully.
What I love most about this cake is it isn’t fussy. You don’t have to worry about frosting the sides perfectly because the graham cracker crumbs will cover any flaws, and the ganache blanket conceals imperfections on top. There’s no way we can do s’mores without toasted marshmallows, so I broiled a few right before serving and placed them on top. Crowned with a few rosettes and some graham pieces, this cake is ready for the spotlight!
Make sure to hop over to Farberware for the full S’mores Layer Cake recipe! Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you guys give this one a try. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Happy baking! xo
Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Farberware and this recipe was developed for Farberware Cookware. Thank you for supporting Buttercream Blondie and allowing me to share what I love.