Sunday, December 2, 2012

S'mores Cake

S'mores Cake/Cucpakes courtesy of Smitten Kitchen (cookbook)


- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 2c flour
- 2c graham cracker crumbs, finely ground (about 14 sheets)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3c sugar
- 1c dark brown sugar
- 4 large eggs room temp
- 2c buttermilk, well-shaken

- 1/2 pound milk choc chopped
- 3/4c heavy cream
- 2 pinches salt

- 4 large egg whites
- 1c sugar
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350, parchment/spray 2 9-inch cake pans
Medium bowl - whisk together flour, graham cracker, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon
Large bowl - cream butter and sugars until fluffy, add eggs 1 at a time
Add a third of dry ingredients, half buttermilk, dry, milk, etc. - scrape down and mix again
Bake 35min, invert on rack (for mini cupcakes bake 15 minutes)

Simmer cream and salt, pour over chocolate, let sit one minute, whisk until smooth, cool in fridge evenly (stirring often)

Egg whites, sugar, tartar into stand mixer bowl over simmering water - whisk until warm (3 min)
Beat in stand mixer w whisk at low speed, increasing to high, until stiff peaks form, add vanilla, mix
Use large frosting tip to pipe dollops, wet finger to press down points, brown with torch

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