Campfire Deluxe Cake
Every now and again I have one of those mornings, you know the kind I’m talking about. Those mornings where everything goes right. You’ve cleaned the kitchen, there’s a load of laundry going strong, and the baby is down for a nap, all before 9am. It was on one of these days where I was feeling particularly ambitious. I sat with my cup of coffee gloating in my pulled-together glory and decided to take on baking a cake, because why the heck not. I was winning at life that day, so I decided to carry on. (Side note: you may or may not have noticed I haven’t posted much since my baby was born 5 months ago. I think you can establish for yourselves how often these days of winning at life happen. Once, it’s happened once.)
If I was to bake a cake, on this rare occasion, it had to be from my baking bible, The Sweetapolita Bakebook. And with the long weekend just past and summer quickly approaching, the delicious Campfire Deluxe Cake caught my eye. Now I’m not going to sugar coat it for you my friends, this cake was a ton of effort. For full disclosure, this isn’t a quick throw-together creation that you bring to suck up at the water cooler. This is a time investment. It’s a make the people about to eat it fall in love with you, while simultaneously wanting to claw your eyes out for being such a fabulous baker, kinda cake. This is an ego builder, prep for all the compliments you will receive, sorta dessert. And it’s totally worth it. Layers of chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumble, and marshmallow frosting times six stories. For those of you wanting to dip your toe instead of cannon-bombing in, there’s an equally delicious but toned down version of the Campfire Cake here.