In my defense, these are delicious. I apologize in advance for offending anyone with this obviously overindulgent dessert.
But, one bite in and I think you’ll be singing a different tune. Nay, even thanking me! Man, so glad we worked through this, guys.
What do you say? Let’s make whoopie pie s’mores!
Do you know what a whoopie pie is? If not, go study up.
Part of the lure of s’mores is the crunchy graham crackers (for that, try these S’mores Bars). But what if the chocolate bar was the slightly “crunchy” part, and the crackers were replaced with soft and tender chocolate cake?
I mean…what’s not to love? I knew you’d come around.
These s’mores are easy to make, as the whoopie cakes require just 1 bowl! The rest happens on a baking sheet (or over the open fire if you’re cool like that – just don’t rub it in our faces).
The assembly is quite easy. Make cakes, top with chocolate and marshmallows, toast, top with fruit (optional for color), smash, and enjoy!
I’m quite smitten with these s’mores! They’re:
& Kind of awesome
These are thee perfect dessert for warm weather, especially BBQs and outdoor gatherings. If you’re going camping, make the cakes ahead of time, toast your mallows on the fire, and go to town! What a lovely summer activity that would be. It’s officially added to my summer bucket list.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see your s’mores creations. Cheers, friends!
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk
- 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp (14 g) flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp (75 ml) water)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) grape seed or canola oil
- 1/3 cup (63 g) coconut sugar (or sub organic cane sugar)
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp (75 ml) maple syrup or agave nectar
- 3/4 cups (185 g) unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp (54 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup (55 g) almond meal (finely ground from raw almonds)
- 1/4 cup (22 g) gluten free oat flour (finely ground from raw oats)
- 3/4 cups + 1 Tbsp (~130 g) gluten free flour blend*
- 1 10 ounce (283 g) bag Vegan Gluten Free Marshmallows (I like Dandies), halved
- 6 ounces (170 g) vegan dark chocolate, broken/roughly chopped
- optional: Fresh blueberries + sliced strawberries
- Make chocolate cakes by measuring out almond milk in a liquid measuring cup and adding apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) and baking soda and stir. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare flax eggs by combining water and flaxseed meal. Let rest for 5 minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.
- Add the oil, coconut sugar, and maple syrup, and whisk to combine.
- Next add applesauce, vanilla, and salt, and whisk to combine. Then add almond milk mixture and whisk again until everything is thoroughly incorporated – about 30 seconds.
- Lastly, add baking powder, cocoa powder, almond meal, oat flour, and gluten free flour, and whisk to combine, making sure no large lumps remain.
- Transfer batter to the refrigerator to chill/thicken for 20 minutes, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Grease two large baking sheets with nonstick spray (if you don’t have two baking sheets, just use one and bake the cakes in 3-4 batches).
- Once the oven is preheated, scoop out 1 heaping Tbsp amount of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving at least 1-inch of room for spreading. Use your tablespoon to slightly spread them into a small disc. One standard baking sheet should fit 12 cakes. Repeat on second baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until the edges appear dry. (I found 12 minutes to be the perfect time.) Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
- Repeat this process, baking the mini cakes until all batter is used – you should have about 40-48 total cakes.
- Once the cakes are completely cooled, arrange half of the cakes on 1-2 baking sheets (upside down) and top each with a chocolate square and several halved marshmallows.
- Broil on the top rack of the oven on high broil until toasty and brown. Watch carefully as they will burn/toast quickly! (Alternatively, if using a grill or campfire, toast the marshmallows over the fire and place between cakes once toasted).
- Top with fruit (optional) and another cake of similar size and shape and press down slightly.
- Enjoy immediately! Best when fresh.
- Leftover cakes will keep covered at room temperature up to 3 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 20 whoopie pie s’mores calculated with chocolate and fruit.