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Mini S’mores Cakes

These Mini S’mores Cakes are the cutest thing. They are so easy to make and are perfect for dessert or as party gifts or giveaways. Made with moist chocolate cake as a base and topped with toasted marshmallow, chocolate chips and bits of graham crackers. Mini S'Mores CakesI was arranging groceries the other day and while I was putting a box of devil’s food cake mix, the photo at the back of the box caught my eye.

It is a recipe for S’mores Topped Chocolate Cake. Yes, it is from Pillsbury. No, this is not a paid advertisement.

I was intrigued because I’ve been gathering ideas for my dessert table.

You see, my youngest sister, Dawn, gave birth to the newest member of our family last September. A bouncing baby boy and his name is Jaiden. He is such a cutie and so well behaved…well at least until he gets hungry and gives the loudest shriek you can hear from such a small bundle if not fed right away.    Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy Folksy

His christening was last Saturday. My other two sisters, Andrea and Glenda, and I helped Dawn to plan and prepare for it.  I also promised her a dessert table and to help with the guest gifts while Glenda and Andrea helped with the DIY backdrop. Yep, we were busy little bees and to think that we also just had an out-of-town wedding a week before when Andrea and Jonnel renewed their vows after ten years of wedding bliss.

Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy Folksy

I originally thought of making a cake as a centerpiece for the dessert table, but since our family is not so much of cake eaters, Dawn and I decided to forgo a whole cake but rather make mini cakes which will double as giveaways for guests.

So when I saw the photo on the cake box, it just clicked! I didn’t use the cake mix though as I decided to use my ever-reliable moist chocolate cake recipe.

Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy Folksy

Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy Folksy

As you can see above, I had to improvise a cutter that will fit the gift boxes we bought some days earlier. I was going to use a regular cookie cutter but what I have were either too small, too big or too shallow.

This one I used is the container for the cupcake liners and it was the perfect size.

Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy FolksyThe recipe also called for a ready-made marshmallow frosting which I do not have so I made my own version using the same ingredients that I will use for the cake and topping, mainly marshmallow, cocoa powder, and sugar.

This frosting will be spread on top of each mini cake so the marshmallows will stick and stay on its place. And of course for added yumminess…

Mini S'Mores Cakes by Foxy Folksy

I used a mini kitchen blowtorch to roast the marshmallows but if you do not have one, don’t fret, you can also use the broiler function of your oven. Watch them closely though as they can toast very quickly.

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Easy Recipe for Mini S'Mores Cakes

Mini S'Mores Cakes

These Mini S'mores Cakes are made with moist chocolate cake and topped with toasted marshmallow, chocolate chips and bits of graham crackers. They are so easy to make and are perfect for dessert or as party gifts or giveaways.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smores cake
Servings: 30 mini cakes
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW FROSTING

  • 4 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

TOPPINGS

  • 3-4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter-scotch chips - -optional
  • 3 pieces graham crackers - - broken into small pieces

INSTRUCTIONS

MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Line and grease a square pan (12x12x1.5 inch) or rectangle pan (14x10x1.5 inch).
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, adding the eggs and milk the last. Note that the batter will be runny. 
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and tap it a bit to even out the batter. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F/180°C for 20-30 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Remove from oven and let it cool down for at least an hour. 

CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW FROSTING

  • In a bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa powder. Add the hot water and mix well until it forms a thick batter.
  • Place the marshmallows in a separate bowl and heat in microwave for 10 seconds at high power. Take the bowl out and stir using a spoon. Then heat for another 10 seconds to fully melt marshmallows.
  • Pour the cocoa batter to the marshmallow fluff and mix until well combined. (see NOTE 2)

ASSEMBLING MINI S'MORES CAKE

  • Cut the chocolate cake in squares or circles into 30 pieces.
  • Spread some of the chocolate marshmallow frostings on top of each mini cake using a spoon or spatula. 
  • Arrange marshmallows enough to cover the top. Sprinkle with some pieces of chocolate chips. 
  • Using a blowtorch, toast the marshmallows letting it char a little in some parts while melting the chocolate chips a bit at the same time.  Lastly, add bits or pieces of graham crackers on top.

RECIPE NOTES

Note 1. The chocolate cake can be made a day in advance. Cover with fling wrap and place in the fridge.
Note 2. The marshmallow frosting might set if left unused after a while. Be sure to make just before using or rewarm it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until spreadable. 
Nutrition Facts
Mini S'Mores Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tried this recipe? Tell us how it went. Tag us at @foxyfolksy or leave a comment and rating below.

Here are some of the pictures of the wedding and christening…

Jaiden with a nice DIY backdrop courtesy of his tito and titas

Simple dessert table set up…

The happy family…renewing their vows.

The couple with Mama and Papa

the couple with the siblings and friends

 

These Mini S'mores Cakes are made with moist chocolate cake and topped with toasted marshmallow, chocolate chips and bits of graham crackers. They are so easy to make and are perfect for dessert or as party gifts or giveaways. | www.foxyfolksy.com #sweets #marshmallow #smores #dessert #chocolate #partyfavors

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
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  1. Hello Bebs,

    You don’t know me but I subscribed to your website about a year ago and I love to get your emails and especially the ones with your family photos like this one.
    I live in England but I have a very special lady friend in the Philippines, we have never met but we have known each other for more than three years now. She lives near Kapitangan, Bulacan, which, I think, is near to where you live. We are very close to each other and we meet on skype almost every day. She sends me lots of recipes such as menudo, adobo, pancit bihon and others. I think my favourite is pininyahang manok which I cook and enjoy often. I don’t know if you have posted a recipe for pininyahang manok but may I suggest that your many subscribers would truly enjoy it, as I do.

    It is so nice to be able to email you even though I can’t really expect a reply from you as you are such a busy young lady. Thank you so much for your frequent emails and recipes, I already feel as though we are friends and that is so nice for me. Sincere best wishes and lots of success with your very acceptable and worthwhile website.

    George.

    1. Hi George, what a touching message. I am actually half Bulaqueña since my Mama is from Paombong, Bulacan and you are right, it is not so far from where we live now.
      I do have a Pininyahang manok recipe, albeit an old one, here is the link: https://www.foxyfolksy.com/pininyahang-manok-pineapple-chicken/. I am planning to redo this post soon so if you want to try it then give me some feedback, I will be glad to hear it 😉 (good or bad).
      I am happy to hear that you found someone special and that she is a Filipina…I do wish both of you all the best and thank you so much for continued support for Foxy Folksy!

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