I made what we called S’mores cake for a birthday. It was Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, which is great, sandwiched together with chocolate buttercream and Tunnocks Tea Cakes – the finest of all the tea cakes. It tasted good but was very clearly a chocolate sponge with teacakes in the middle. It would probably have been better to serve the chocolate cake with a teacake on the side, a maybe even a teacake with a Tunnock’s wafer on the side.
I thought I’d try an upgrade, same cake, but with pure marshmallow in the middle. I was thinking Marshmallow Fluff, but that’s only available at the Ice Hockey shop and costs about £7 a jar, or online with a three day wait and absurd postage fee, so I figured I could just use some marshmallows, melt them in the microwave, pop them in as a filling and when they re-set voila! the perfect S’mores cake.
Do not try this at home folks!
The marshmallow kept melting after I added it, and with volcanic lava type strength it ripped the top half of the cake in half. I dashed to get the cover on the cake to stop the marshmallow spreading further as it seemed to be growing, it trapped the flow, but then it seemed to creep up the walls of the cake bell, ready to kill us all.
There was no way to rescue the cake, it had lost all structural integrity and when the marshmallow did finally reset it was rubbery and peeled away from the cake rather than settling softly into it.
It was eaten in bowls with spoons, more of a S’mores mess than a cake. I was reassured that it tasted OK, the kids ate it all which at least meant it wasn’t wasted, but it was no a success. I won’t make it again.