Smores cake: Maybe a summer-inspired treat will bring some warm weather (finally)


Smores are a delicious summer treat. Why not enjoy this summer food anytime with this yummy smores cake recipe.

I was looking through my recipe folders (in addition to my recipe boxes, I have recipe folders, with different recipe ideas and they are alphabetized and categorized. of the many reasons my husband sometimes refers to me as “Monica” as in Geller from friends).  I asked my hubby if he would prefer a rocky road or smores type dessert and he said Rocky road.  So I inquired cake, cookie or brownie.  So he decided on cake.

I  thought if  perhaps if I made smores, maybe such a summer-themed treat could convince nice warm weather to arrive.  I also put out some patio furniture on our deck.   So either nice weather will be on the way or it will rain for a week because I put patio furniture out.

You can use whatever chocolate cake mix you want.  I used Duncan Hines chocolate fudge.  To make buttermilk, mix 1 cup milk and 1 tbs lemon juice or white vinegar and let sit for at least 5 minutes in fridge.

Here’s how to make smores cake

Cake ingredients

  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 if using nonstick coated pans)
  • Mix together oil,eggs,Greek yogurt, and buttermilk.
  • Add cake mix, then chocolate chips
  • Spray two cake pans with baking spray
  • Divide dough evenly in each (I used a one cup measuring cup to do this)
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted basically comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.

Chocolate buttercream ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter (softened)
  • Heaping half cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • cream butter.
  • Add cocoa, Greek yogurt and vanilla
  • Slowly blend in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.

At this point you can toast some marshmallows.  I put some on top of a foil lined pie pan and broiled them on high in my oven for a few minutes.


  • Place one cake layer, flat side up on a cake plate.
  • Spread a thin layer of buttercream on top
  • Place few toasted marshmallows on top of buttercream.
  • Place other cake layer, flat side down on top of buttercream/marshmallows.  Gently press down.
  • Frost cake with remainder of frosting
  • Top with toasted marshmallows
  • Store in covered container.

Next: Snowball cake recipe: A childhood favorite tastes so good

Hopefully this reminds warm weather to hurry up and arrive. This winter seems to have lasted forever!