Grilled S’mores Cakes

Grilled S'mores Cakes

I am on a quest for the perfect grilled dessert. We have had several sweet disasters usually leaving us with some sort of softened burnt graham cracker. Just when I was beginning to think grilled s’mores just cannot be done on our grill, I saw a cake at the end of the tunnel.

Cake, grahm cracker, nutella, marshmallows

So, I made a little mistake. Hard to believe, given this is quite possibly the easiest recipe ever but… I was in a rush, over confident, didn’t read the instructions blah blah blah. The crushed crackers are supposed to be UNDER the Nutella. (Helps the marshmallows stick.) Doh!

Grilled S'mores Cakes

PROS:
They were quick and easy to assemble.
Would be a breeze to pack and transport the ingredients for a BBQ grilling at the beach or park or tailgate party.
They were yummy! Tasted very rich and very s’mores like.
Worked on a transportable grill that doesn’t have the upper bun rack. If you have that higher level rack then use it! Otherwise use multiple layers of foil to help prevent a burned cake bottom.

CONS:
The marshmallows did NOT brown on the grill. I wanted toasty marshmallows so I put mine under the oven broiler for 2 minutes. If cooked per Sandra Lee’s instructions the marshmallows are going to be very soft but not toasty. I think I could live with this if I were away from the house. However if on a camping trip, I would opt for a good old fashioned s’mores over this cake.

They were good, I would definitely make them again, but not perfect. So the quest continues.

Recipe: Grilled S’mores Cakes

Summary: adapted from Sandra Lee

Ingredients

  • 4 pre-made dessert shortcake shells
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted (1/4 cup)
  • 4 TBSP Nutella
  • 2 crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • drizzle of chocolate sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brush the cakes with melted butter (concentrate on the bottoms).
  2. Fill with crushed crackers.
  3. Drop a tablespoon amount of Nutella onto the cracker topped cakes.
  4. Top with marshmallows.
  5. Place onto foil (double it up) over low heat on a grill. Cover. Check after 5 minutes. Alternately, cook in an oven.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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