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S’mores Chocolate Cake

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Calling all our dessert lovers out there – this s’mores chocolate cake is absolutely life changing! And we don’t throw that word around lightly. Unlike a lot of our bake-from-scratch dessert recipes, this delectable cake has a short cut that will truly change your life. 

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Why this s’mores chocolate cake is the best!

If you have been making our recipes for a while, then you know how much we love a solid short cut! We use devils food cake mix and instant chocolate pudding as the base for this rich chocolate cake. Using these ready to bake mixes takes the guesswork out of baking. Instead of having to measure a ton of ingredients, it is all taken care of for you! 

We take these two baking mixes and put our delicious spin on it. We add in greek yogurt (or sour cream) to make it extra creamy. And the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chunks transform a simple devils food cake mix into an unforgettable treat!

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How to make s’mores chocolate cake

  1. In a large bowl, pour out the devils food cake mix and add in the eggs, vegetable oil, greek yogurt (or sour cream), warm water and instant chocolate pudding mix.
  2. Scoop half of the devils food cake batter into an oven safe baking dish. 
  3. Arrange the graham crackers in a layer on top of the batter. 
  4. Pull the marshmallows apart into halves and place them on top of the graham crackers. 
  5. Sprinkle on half of the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
  6. Scoop the second half of the devils food cake batter on top. Spread it evenly over the s’mores ingredient using a rubber spatula. 
  7. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips or chocolate chunks on top.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. The best way to check for doneness is by poking a toothpick or skewer into the cake. If it pulls out clean, the cake is cooked. If some of the cake crumbles stick to it, then the cake needs a little bit more time!
  9. Serve warm!

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How to serve s’mores chocolate cake

This indulgent cake is great on it’s own, but you can’t go wrong adding a few toppings. You can even make a toppings bar if you are serving this at a party!

  • You can dust the s’mores chocolate cake with powdered sugar. 
  • This rich chocolate cake also tastes great with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream! 
  • To make it even more marshmallow-y, you can swirl on some marshmallow fluff on top! 
  • And if you are a peanut butter fan, we recommend mixing a little bit of water into peanut butter to make a delicious drizzle!

How to store this delicious dessert

This rich chocolate cake stores pretty well. Seal it up in an air tight container and it will stay fresh in the fridge for about 3-4 days. The longer you leave it in the fridge, though, the dryer it may get. 

You can also freeze this cake! To freeze this s’mores chocolate cake, cut it up into portions and individually plastic wrap each slice. This cake will stay fresh for up to 3 months in the freezer!

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Other chocolate desserts that are going to knock your socks off!

We love a solid chocolatey dessert, and if you love our s’mores chocolate cake, these desserts are going to be delightful!

  • Our Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies are outrageously good. The simplest ingredients make for the best cookie texture – a gentle crisp on the outside and gooey goodness on the inside.
  • We love making dessert in our crockpot, and our Hazelnut Chocolate Crock Pot Candy might just be our favorite! This recipe calls for multiple kinds of chocolate, hazelnut butter and chopped nuts!
  • If you are pressed for time, our Chocolate Coffee Mug Cake is perfect for you. No joke, this recipe is ready in under 2 minutes. You will not regret giving this a try!
  • Our egg-free Chocolate Mousse is so rich and creamy. This rich chocolate dessert is easy as could be! You will only need 5 ingredients and a short amount of time to make this incredible dessert.
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S’mores Chocolate Cake

Food Dolls
This s'mores chocolate cake is decadent and moist. So easy to put together too!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 18.25 oz devil's food chocolate cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 5.7 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 8 graham cracker sheets
  • 2 cups jumbo marshmallows
  • 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks, divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, pour out the devils food cake mix and add in the eggs, vegetable oil, greek yogurt (or sour cream), warm water and instant chocolate pudding mix.
  • Scoop half of the devils food cake batter into a 13x9 oven safe baking dish. Arrange the graham crackers in a layer on top of the batter. Pull the jumbo marshmallows apart into halves and place them on top of the graham crackers. Sprinkle on half of the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
  • Scoop the second half of the devils food cake batter on top. Spread it evenly over the s’mores ingredient using a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips or chocolate chunks on top.
  • Bake for about 45-50 minutes. The best way to check for doneness is by poking a toothpick or skewer into the cake. If it pulls out clean, the cake is cooked. If some of the cake crumbles stick to it, then the cake needs a little bit more time!
  • Serve warm!

Nutrition

Serving: 12g
Keyword cake mix, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, easy chocolate cake, s'mores dessert, smores
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  1. Almost all of the cake mixes have cut down the size of their boxes to 15.25 oz. Cannot seem to find 18.25 oz. Any suggestions? I would love to try this.