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Teenage Crush S’mores Overload Cake

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As the clock reached 5:11 this morning I officially became the parent of a TEENAGER! So let’s go crazy and celebrate like any normal teen and dig into this S’mores Overload Cake! Where did the 13 years go? Not sure, but way too fast in my mind! I can’t believe my super smart, kind-hearted, fun-loving guy has now jumped into the next stage in his life. Oh no, what are we in for?

S'mores Overload Cake

Now let me think…what will this next phase hold for him? How about cars, girls, friends, not talking to your parents (well, that has already started!), mood swings, socializing, parties, new friends, new adventures, high school, and his first teenage crush, just to name a few. And hopefully as he goes through all of this, he will remember that his mom and dad love him, probably more than he knows. We do keep telling him that we were teenagers once, but that does not seem to make any difference, because we just don’t understand. Ok, I’m sure I had the same attitude, wanted my own space and had all the other feelings that invade your being when you’re a teen. But no matter what, we will always be there for him with open arms and our good listening ears on!

S'mores Overload Cake

So to celebrate this milestone, and to try to be a “cool mom” in his eyes, I’ve made this Teenage Crush S’mores Overload Cake which has everything my new teenager loves — chocolate cake, marshmallows, milk chocolate chips and of course, Rolo candy pieces. Yes, you are right…it has a lot of sugar, a lot of chocolate — the perfect combination for a special birthday for my extra special teen! Go ahead, crush on this!

S'mores Overload Cake

Teenage Crush S’mores Overload Cake

1 (15.25) box chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 large eggs
1 (7 oz. jar) marshmallow fluff
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup ground graham crackers
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup Rolo candy, cut in half

Turn your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9×13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, add cake mix, water, oil and eggs and mix using a hand-held mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan and set aside.

In a large bowl of your electric mixer with the paddle attachment, add the marshmallow fluff and butter and beat on high-speed. Slowly add the vanilla extract, then add the graham crackers and sugar until well blended and fluffy. This will take about 2 minutes. Note, the mixture will be thick.

Using a large spoon, evenly place the dollops of the marshmallow filling on top of the chocolate cake batter. Then sprinkle the mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and Rolo candy on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake is done and the marshmallows are golden (note, it’s ok that the cake is a bit loose in the middle). Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve warm.

S'mores Overload Cake

Happy 13th Birthday my sweet one and only, may this new journey bring you much happiness as this Teenage Crush S’mores Overload Cake does!

xxoo Mama

Sheila

 

(recipe inspired from I Wash You Dry)

 Featured on Time to Sparkle #58

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13 thoughts on “Teenage Crush S’mores Overload Cake

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAYTON! Love the new beautiful blue plate and the crush cake-hurry, put one in the refrig. for me. Love, Mom xxx

    • HA! Mom, that is not a new plate. The one with the cake on it was from a baby shower 13 years ago and the one with the blue flowers you gave me many years ago! I will show you next time you come up!!! xxoo

  2. Wow! What a fun and delicious cake to celebrate your new teen! I’m sure it didn’t last long at all!!!

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  5. I stumbled upon this in time for my son’s 13th b-day this coming Thursday! I am for sure going to make this special cake for him.

  6. I can SO relate to this! I have a 14-year old boy, and wow, has it been a year! Fasten your seat belt! The cake looks yummy – I’ve pinned it. I make s’mores brownies so this cake is a must try. Stopping by from Time To Sparkle.

  7. I hope your son enjoyed this cake! I’m sure his teenage years will go well for all of you!

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