Campfire Cake

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Campfire Cake

Course: Sweets
Sweets Sub-Category: Cakes
We have been tooling around with whole grain cakes for a few weeks now and hit the jackpot with these S’mores inspired layers. Our weekend receptionist Lisette baptized it as Campfire Cake after a late afternoon torching session. Use store-bought marshmallows or take 30 minutes to master our Homemade Marshmallow recipe here to cut out varying sizes of puffs.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil olive oil or grapeseed are best
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour a soft, light one, such as Sonora or white whole wheat
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • 10 ounces milk chocolate best quality you can find
  • 16 ounces heavy cream

Assembly

  • 1 Cake! Yum

Instructions

  • Prepare two 8″ cake pans by cutting out a circle of parchment paper the same size as the bottom of the pan and placing it on the bottom. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Whisk all the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Sift the dry ingredients over the wet and whisk until just combined. Pour into cake pans and bake about 30-40 minutes, or until the center is set.
  • Cool in the pans, then unfold and peel back the parchment paper. Once completely cooled (this should take a few hours), cut each cake into two layers and set aside.

Whipped Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • Chop up your chocolate finely. Place a rimmed cookie sheet or wide pan with a lip in the freezer.
  • Warm the cream in a pot until just barely simmering. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until all the chocolate has melted. Pour this onto the frozen pan and chill to set.
  • Once cold, whip the ganache with a stand mixer and the whisk attachment or a hand-held mixer.

Assembly

  • Place your bottom cake layer on a flat platter, stand or dish. Spread 1/4 of the ganache on top, then place another cake layer over it. Repeat until all the layers are stacked. For best results, place this in the fridge or freezer until firm.
  • Take the remaining ganache and spread on chilled cake. You can also warm it and pour over the cake.
  • Top with marshmallows, torch and serve!