Slow Cooker S’mores Cake
It’s finally starting to get warm here in Idahome. And that means I do not want to turn on my oven like at all! Especially because we don’t have A/C so if this house heats up it’s just going to be hot all day. But I still wanted to eat cake with my favorite Cake Slice Bakers. So I thought what the heck I am going to try cooking this month’s recipe in the crockpot. AND it worked. Although it’s not the prettiest cake ever my Slow Cooker S’mores Cake is boss!
Sometimes you just take a risk and it pays off. Since I baked two of the cakes this month I chose the one I liked best. I adapted and baked or slow-cooked, Willie Harcourt-Cooze’s Cloud Forest Chocolate Cake from World Class Cakes. This is actually a gluten free recipe and only uses ground almonds as the flour. Which gives this cake a deep nutty fudge-like flavored consistency. That is totally my type of chocolate cake! The more dark chocolatey the better.
My Adaptation & Creation
I honestly don’t know how to cook a recipe and not change things. It’s very very rare that I actually cook a recipe as it’s written. You can blame this on my Mother and Grandmother neither one of them ever really cooked the same recipe twice. And trying to get my Lola Mary to give you a recipe with real measurements was nearly impossible. When I see a recipe it just gets me wanting to experiment with it and see what else I can create from the ingredients.
This cake bake wasn’t any different, it just made me excited to try changing it. Since my bestie was coming to stay with me and her favorite dessert is s’mores I went that direction. Plus, who doesn’t like s’mores? Toasty marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers it’s classic and worked so well with this chocolate cake. My recipe ended up having a graham cracker crust, chocolate cake in the middle and marshmallows on top. It was very decadent!
Notes About Slow Cooker S’mores Cake
The graham crust was not everyones favorite it came out with a firm custardy texture. In retrospect I would add more grahams and less butter to create a drier crust. I reflected these adjustments in the recipe below. Also, I added my marshmallows after I slow-cooked my cake and browned them under my broiler. If you have a torch I would just toast the top. If you add the marshmallows to the slow cooker they will get foamy and gooey in texture. I prefer the subtle crunch from the browned mallow. My final note would be to add some crushed graham crackers to the top to add another crunchy element and a bit of visual garnish.
As always I would love to hear how this recipe turned out for you and if you made any adjustments of your own! Enjoy!
Slow Cooker S’mores Cake
- 1 Bag of Graham Crackers Crushed
- ½ Stick Butter Melted
- 6.5 Oz Cacao Finely Grated
- 1 Cup of Butter
- 6 Eggs
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ⅔ Cup Bakers Sugar
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- Chocolate Chips
- Start by making your crust:
- Melt the ½ stick of butter and stir in your crushed crackers.
- In a parchment lined slow cooker press the graham crust into the bottom of the pot.
- Next make your cake batter:
- Melt the cacao and butter together in the microwave. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs and sugars until pale and doubled in volume.
- Gently stir in the butter and cacao mixture to the egg mixture.
- Then add the almond flour and carefully mix through.
- Pour the batter onto of the graham crust in your slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 2 hours or until a toothpick comes out cleanly.
- Garnish the top:
- Once cooked through add your marshmallows and chocolate chips to the top of the cake.
- Broil the top until the marshmallows brown and the chocolate melts, watch carefully to not burn.
- Let cool and serve! It was better totally cooled the next day!
The Cake Slice Bakers
To see the other Cake Slice Baker’s bakes scroll down below and look at their pretty pictures and deliciousness. As mentioned earlier we are baking from Roger Pizey’s “World Class Cakes,” which is also linked on the side bar for more info. Furthermore, if you’re a blogger and would like to join The Cake Slice Bakers, (posting is always the 20th of each month) you can request to join our group on Facebook. In addition to the other options, if you just love cakes, follow our Pinterest board to see all of the great cakes we bake!