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Do you love campfires and smores?  This Gooey Smores Cake is so good we couldn’t stop eating it!  A thick chocolate layer really brings out that smores taste and makes Smores Cake the perfect, easy cake to make all year around.

Do you love campfires and smores?  This Gooey Smores Cake is so good we couldn't stop eating it!  A thick chocolate layer really brings out that smores taste and makes Smores Cake the perfect, easy cake to make all year around.

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Perfect Smores Dessert

This cake tastes just like a smore, right off the campfire.  So whether you eat this Smores Cake at the campground or at your kitchen table in the middle of the winter it’s a tried and true winner!  We love sitting around the fire and enjoying smores, but we don’t take the time to do that as much as we should.  I can definitely make this cake much quicker than I can build a fire!  So perfect smores are now within reach any time of the year!

My family’s favorite part of this Smores Cake is the THICK layer of chocolate.  Four Hershey’s 4.4 oz chocolate bars fit almost perfectly in the pan.  Each time we’ve made this cake we had a couple extra pieces of chocolate that we had to figure out what to do with.  So in our minds, the XL Hershey bars are a perfect fit in a 9×13″ dish because we get a couple pieces to snack on while the cake bakes.

Do you love campfires and smores?  This Gooey Smores Cake is so good we couldn't stop eating it!  A thick chocolate layer really brings out that smores taste and makes Smores Cake the perfect, easy cake to make all year around.

Easy 9×13 Smores Cake

This easy recipe makes a big smore bar that can be easily cut up into any size pieces to serve.  I’m confident you’ll want more than one piece though!

Mix up the cake batter and spread half of it in the greased baking dish.  Add a layer of chocolate bars.  Then layer with a large container of marshmallow fluff.  Top with remaining dough and bake.  If you want every square of smores to be perfectly uniform then make each of the ingredients is spread evenly edge to edge.  If you just want to enjoy a big smore quickly add the ingredients and pause only to savor the amazing taste of your own piece of Gooey Smores Cake.

Thanks so much to my friend Chef Alli who gave me this recipe.  She has so many amazing recipes, but this Gooey Smores Cake is my favorite so far!

Do you love campfires and smores?  This Gooey Smores Cake is so good we couldn't stop eating it!  A thick chocolate layer really brings out that smores taste and makes Smores Cake the perfect, easy cake to make all year around.

Here are a few other easy and delicious 9 x 13 inch cakes that our family loves Cinnamon Applesauce Cakes,  The Best Cake Recipe, and Gooey Butter Cake.

Printable Recipe for Gooey Smores Cake

Gooey Smores Cakes

Do you love campfires and smores?  This Gooey Smores Cake is so good we couldn't stop eating it!  A thick chocolate layer really brings out that smores taste and makes Smores Cake the perfect, easy cake to make all year around.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gooey Smores Cakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon koshor salt
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 XL Hershey bars 4.4 ounce size
  • 16 ounce marshmallow fluff

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. 

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients with graham cracker crumbs; add to butter mixture and mix until well combined.  

  3. Divide dough in half and press one half into a greased 9x13 baking dish.  

  4. Place 3 chocolate bars over the dough, laying them side by side, then cut the remaining chocolate bar into 4 lengthwise strips. Place these chocolate strips into the open areas around edges of the whole chocolate bars already in the baking dish.  

  5. Spread the marshmallow fluff evenly over the entire pan.

  6. Crumble the remaining dough into small pieces over marshmallow fluff; pat down gently after crumbling. Baking cake in a preheated oven, uncovered, on the center rack and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.  

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