I always take something when I’m invited to someone’s home. Usually it’s dessert. When looking at my pantry checklist I had completely forgotten that we were going to dinner at some friends.
I must confess to being very tempted to take $5 from the grocery budget and purchase a cake. I managed to pull myself together and make a s’mores cake.
Mine looked similar to the one pictured above but we had cut into it before I remembered I had wanted to take a photo for you guys.
Here are my ingredients:
- Butter pecan cake mix (eggs, oil, water)
- chocolate pudding mix for icing ( milk, powdered sugar, cool whip)
- graham crackers
I baked the cake according to package directions.
While cake was baking, I mixed the chocolate pudding, 1 cup chocolate milk, 1/4 cup icing sugar and 8 oz of cool whip. I refrigerated the pudding icing until ready to use.
Once the cake was cooled I cut it in half to get two layers. On the bottom, I frosted it and sprinkled crushed graham crackers. I then put the other layer on top, frosted, covered in graham cracker crumbs and topped with mini marshmallows.
My only regret is I don’t have a kitchen torch to use on the marshmallows. If I had used a sturdier frosting, I would have broiled it but I was a bit nervous that the pudding frosting wiuld right off.
The cake was a hit and continued to allow me to use pantry items. I was really please to have a quick new recipe and maintain my challenge!