Honestly, I was actually very sad seeing some of this cake going to the waste bin...
I made these for a picnic. They were very delicious when they were freshly baked... Unfortunately, the marshmallows and chocolate toppings melted in the hot sun and lost its appeal to everyone. I had to discard the excess at the end of the picnic as they were too messy to keep.
Apart from the fact that this cake is not very sunny-day-friendly, this cake is actually super easy to make and very delicious to eat. Sad that it wasn't much appreciated for this picnic.
|Unfortunately, this cake lost this appeal when it became gooey and messy in the sun...|
Here's the recipe from the book, Piece of Cake by Camilla V. Saulsbury
(with my modification in blue)
2 1/2 graham cracker crumbs (about 15 whole crackers)
(Replaced by McVitie digestive biscuits)
2/3 cup wholewheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted, slightly cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 180°C
Spray 33cm x 23cm metal baking pan with non-stick baking spray with flour
(I lined my baking pan with baking paper)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
2. Add eggs, milk, butter and vanilla to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until blended.
3. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
4. Bake in preheat oven for 15 min. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows.Bake for 8-13 min or until marshmallow puffed and golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 min. and serve warm, or let cool completely, serve at room temperature.
Note: Using half the recipe, I made my cake with 15cm x 26cm loaf pan. I baked it for 20 min at 160°C fan forced st first, then I sprinkled the marshmallows and baked it again with the same temperature for another 15 min. When the cake was removed from the oven, I sprinkled the chocolate chips on top of the warm cake immediately and the chocolate chips melted onto the cake very beautifully. Yummy!