Who needs a campfire when you have this S’more Chocolate Marshmallow Cake?
When was the last time you grilled hot dogs on a stick? I’m not talking about the grill on the back deck here (even though you guys know how much I love to grill). I’m talking about an open fire. I’m talking a stick from the woods. Yeah, that kind of grilled hot dog.
I’ve never been much of a camper. We have friends who love to camp, and it always seems like such a cool idea. But then I remember that I like showers and sleeping in dry places. When I was a kid, one of my friends had a huge outdoor camping party with like 25 guys. They had property out along one of the rivers in Charleston, SC, and it was totally overgrown. There was a little one-room shack (no running water) and a covered pavilion, but that was it.
Truthfully, it was a great place for a bunch of 10-year-old boys to run around all night. That is until it started to rain around 3am. I just remember waking up in a soaking wet sleeping bag. I think that experience scarred me from camping.
Even though camping isn’t at the top of my list of fun, I do still love campfires. A couple of weeks ago, one of my wife’s high school friends came up to visit for a long weekend. We drove out to several local-ish breweries while they serenaded me with Celine Dion tunes the whole way. Let’s just say that I was ready for a cold one by the time we stopped!
But the highlight of the trip was probably lighting up the firepit in the backyard. We cooked hot dogs on sticks caveman style, and of course we made plenty of gooey s’mores for dessert. (But then we came inside and slept in warm, dry beds…that’s my style of camping!)
Speaking of s’mores, I was hankerin’ to bake a cake, and I was inspired by the classic combo of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. So I hit the kitchen and whipped up this delicious S’more Chocolate Marshmallow Cake. Just imagine a decadent chocolate cake covered with creamy marshmallow frosting…and of course, the cake has to be topped with toasted marshmallows. Needless to say, this cake is a new favorite around here. It’s the perfect summer treat when you don’t feel like lighting a fire in the backyard!
Do you have a favorite s’mores recipe? What about camping…love it or hate it?