Cut apart a 9x13 inch chocolate chip graham cracker cake then top it with marshmallow frosting to make this adorable S'mores Lamb Cake for Easter, a baby shower, or a farm themed party. Watch the video tutorial to see how easy this is to create.
You all loved the Rainbow Unicorn Cake that I created using one 9 inch by 13-inch sheet cake, that I just had to make another cut-apart cake for you. As I was piping on the white frosting to cover the unicorn cake my friend suggested that it looked like a woolly little lamb. It did!
With Easter coming up soon and with several of you asking for cute ideas for spring baby showers, I thought it was the perfect time to create a lamb cut-apart cake.
I have such an affinity for baby animals and lambs are just so darn cute, especially the ones with a mix of black and white wool, so that's how I designed my cake. I've always thought sheep look like big marshmallow puffs with legs, so I couldn't resist topping my cake with marshmallow frosting.
Being I was going to do that, I figured I might as well turn the cake into a s'more cakes.
To keep this cake as simple as possible I started by adding chocolate chips and graham crackers to a doctored white cake mix. Then I blended some marshmallow cream with some Wilton Ready to Use White Icing (affiliate links). I know this cake would taste even better with homemade marshmallow frosting if you want to go through that effort, but I was going for quick and easy and was happy with the result.
To make the black frosting I simply added some cocoa powder and black food coloring to the marshmallow frosting. It tastes great and has a deep black color which looks great on the cake.
Let's watch the video to see how quickly you can cut and frost one of these cuties.
- I have to admit that I prefer to pipe on my frosting like I did when I made my Unicorn Rainbow Cake, but I know most people prefer to just frost a cake so that's how I made this S'more Lamb Cake. It looks pretty easy, right?
- You don't need any special tools to make this cute cake.
- I cut out a cake cardboard into the shape of the lamb just because I wanted to be able to put the cake on various backgrounds for my video and pictures. You can simply place the cake pieces on a rectangle cake board, a serving platter, or even a cutting board. The cake is quite large when laid out so you will need something that is around 14 by 18 inches.
You can find the items needed to make this cake on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales).
- 1 box white or yellow cake mix
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups marshmallow cream
- 2 cups white frosting
- 1 ¼ cups marshmallow cream
- 1 ¼ cups white frosting
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- black food coloring
- water if needed to thin out the frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick tin foil, parchment paper, or baking spray.
Combine the cake mix, graham cracker crumbs, water, sour cream, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Beat on low speed using an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
Increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 ½ minutes.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 28-32 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven, and set pan on a cooling rack and allow cake to cool completely.
Remove cake from pan.
Cut cake in half so you have two 9 inch by 6 ½ inch pieces.
One piece will be the unicorn's body.
Cut the other piece in half so you have two 6 ½ by 4 ½ inch pieces.
One piece will be the unicorn's head.
Cut two 2 inch by 3 inch pieces for the unicorn's legs.
Discard or eat the remaining pieces.
Assemble the cake by placing the 9 inch by 6 ½ inch cake in the lower half of your cake board forming the unicorn's body.
Set the 6 ½ inch by 4 ½ inch piece about 2 ½ inches from the top edge of the larger cake forming the unicorn's head.
Place the two leg pieces under the body piece about ¾ of an inch from either edge.
Mix together the marshmallow frosting ingredients.
Spread the white frosting over the body cake.
Mix together the black marshmallow frosting ingredients, adding a tiny bit of water, as needed to thin out the frosting.
Frost the legs using the black frosting.
For the head, brush black frosting onto about ¾ of the head piece, curving the back edge.
Add white frosting on the back part of the head.
Pour the remaining white and black frosting into individual pastry or zip top bags.
Pipe on a black ear, a white tail, a white eyelid with eye lashes, and a nose and mouth.
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