Deliciously Decadent Pound Cake S’mores Recipe

Are you a fan of s’mores? I know I am! Nothing quite beats the combination of gooey marshmallows, melted chocolate and crunchy graham crackers. But have you ever thought about trying it with pound cake instead? Trust me, it’s a game-changer. In this recipe, we’ll be making pound cake s’mores that are sweet, decadent and absolutely irresistible.

A pound cake is a dense and rich cake that’s perfect for grilling or toasting. The texture of the cake makes it an excellent substitute for graham crackers. When paired with melting chocolate and roasted marshmallows, the outcome is sensational.

This recipe transforms a classic campfire treat into an elegant dessert that can be made in the comfort of your own home. Make sure to follow along closely to achieve the perfect s’more sandwich with a twist. Trust me, after trying this pound cake s’mores recipe once, you won’t be able to resist making them again and again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pound Cake S'mores
Pound Cake S’mores

This recipe is not your typical s’mores treat. It’s a pound cake s’mores recipe that takes this classic camping snack to a whole new level. Imagine the moist and buttery texture of a pound cake combined with the gooey and chewy goodness of toasted marshmallows, and creamy smooth chocolate ganache. This pound cake s’mores recipe is perfect for anyone who craves something sweet and satisfying.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also versatile. You can use any type of pound cake you desire – whether it’s store-bought or homemade – and you can customize your toppings to suit your taste buds. You can add more chocolate or mini marshmallows to make it extra indulgent or incorporate some Nutella or peanut butter for an extra touch of decadence.

The best part about this recipe is the fun you can have while making it! You can turn it into a family activity or gather up some friends to enjoy this delicious treat together. It’s perfect for barbecues, picnics, or even camping trips. And just think of all the compliments you’ll receive when you show up carrying a plate full of these mouth-watering pound cake s’mores.

Trust me; once you try this recipe, you won’t be able to resist it. So, grab your apron, preheat your grill or oven, and get ready to indulge in the deliciousness that is bound to become your new favorite dessert!

Ingredient List

 The perfect treat for a cozy night around the campfire!
The perfect treat for a cozy night around the campfire!

Here are the Recipe ingredients 1 and Recipe ingredients 2 you’ll need to make this delicious pound cake s’mores recipe:

For the pound cake:

  • 1 pound cake
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of whole milk

For the s’mores mix-ins:

  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups of graham cracker pieces
  • 4 small chocolate pieces or sweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 12 oz. semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

For the marshmallow fluff:

  • Fluff (1 jar or homemade Fluff equivalent)

Optional toppings:

  • Nutella (4 tbsp)
  • Caramel ice cream topping (2 tbsp)
  • Peanut butter (2 tbsp)
  • Whipped cream

Note: It’s essential that all ingredients are measured accurately for precise results.

The Recipe How-To

 Who doesn't love a fluffy pound cake with gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate?
Who doesn’t love a fluffy pound cake with gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate?

Now that we have assembled all the crucial ingredients, followed the measurements and gathered our tools, let me take you through the process of making this Pound Cake S’mores Recipe step-by-step:

Step 1: Preheat and Grease

Preheat your oven to 350°F, while greasing a 10 or 12 cup Bundt pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Prepare Batter

In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 pound of room temperature unsalted butter and 2 cups of granulated sugar until smooth. Add 6 large eggs (one at a time) ensuring they are combined before adding the next one.

In a separate bowl, sift together: 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with 1 cup of milk in three parts until combined.

Step 3: Bake

Pour half the batter into the greased pan. Sift over top cake batter with 3/4 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs, top with remaining batter, then sprinkle it top evenly with another layer of graham cracker crumbs.

Place on middle rack in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Step 4: Temperature Control

Allow cake to cool to room temperature (about an hour). Ensure cake is completely cool before removing from pan onto a wire rack.

Slice the pound cake crosswise into equally sized slice about an inch thick.

Step 5: Build Your Smores Cake Sandwiches

Choose your favorite s’mores fillings: Chocolate chips, Mini marshmallows, Peanut butter, Nutella or Caramel ice cream topping.

Add toppings to one slice pound cake:, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, caramel ice cream topping, and fluff (1/4 cup of marshmallow fluff). Then sandwich together with another slice of pound cake.

Step 6: Grill

Preheat grill or grill pan until heated through. Brush unsalted butter onto all sides of sandwiches before grilling each side until golden brown.

Step 7: Toppings

For the s’mores bundt cake, melt 12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate (chopped into small pieces) and combine it with 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Spread half the ganache over top of the cooled bundt cake (half the mixture) and sprinkle with mini marshmallows. Add the remaining ganache as a second layer on top mini marshmallows.

Step 8: Serve

Serve each smores cake slice or sliced s’mores bundt cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel

Substitutions and Variations

 Combining two classics for a mouthwatering dessert.
Combining two classics for a mouthwatering dessert.

There are so many possible variations of this delicious pound cake s’mores recipe that your taste buds won’t know what hit them! Whether you want to substitute some of the ingredients or add a twist, there are endless possibilities to consider. Here are some ideas you can use to switch things up:

– Swap the Semi-sweet Chocolate for Milk or Dark Chocolate: If you prefer a less sweet chocolate flavor, try using milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet, or go all-out with rich and intense dark chocolate.

– Add Some Peanut Butter: Love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? Spread some peanut butter on top of the pound cake slices before adding the marshmallows.

– Make it Gluten-Free: If you’re sensitive to gluten, substitute regular all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour. You can use your favorite brand or blend your own mix.

– Use Sara Lee Pound Cake Mix: If you’re short on time or lazy (no judgment here!), opt for Sara Lee’s frozen pound cake instead of making one from scratch. It’s already sliced, and perfect for grilling.

– Make a Bundt Cake S’mores: Instead of slicing and grilling pound cake, bake a bundt cake according to the package instruction or recipe. Once it’s cooled down, cut it into thick slices and follow the recipe as usual. The ring shape will add another layer of fun to this already delightful dessert.

– Try Different Flavors of Marshmallows, Nutella or Add Other Toppings: Experiment with new flavors and combinations by using different types of mini marshmallows such as caramel, vanilla or even strawberry flavored ones. Add some Nutella spread on top of the slices before adding the marshmallows, or mix in some chopped nuts, shredded coconut or crushed graham crackers into the marshmallow fluff.

These suggestions are just a starting point – feel free to let your creativity lead the way and come up with your own unique ingredients and ideas. No matter what you try, you’ll end up with a delicious twist on an already classic dessert.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't be able to resist the rich and buttery flavor of this pound cake.
You won’t be able to resist the rich and buttery flavor of this pound cake.

The pound cake s’mores are a true comfort food that’s perfect for any occasion. This sweet and satisfying dessert is perfect on its own, but also pairs well with a variety of flavors and textures.

For a classic pairing, serve the pound cake s’mores with a tall glass of cold milk or hot cocoa. The creamy beverage balances out the rich chocolate and marshmallow flavors, creating the perfect bite every time.

If you want to take your pound cake s’mores to the next level, try serving them with a scoop of caramel or peanut butter ice cream on top. The cold, creamy ice cream mellows out the warm and gooey s’mores filling, creating an indulgent treat that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

For those who love nuts, try adding some chopped peanuts or hazelnuts on top of the s’mores. The crunch adds another dimension to the soft and chewy cake, creating an irresistible texture contrast.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving different types of pound cakes or layering different flavors of chocolate to create additional depth of flavor. For example, Sara Lee chocolate bundt cake mix can be used as a substitute for homemade pound cake.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this pound cake s’mores recipe is sure to impress anyone who tries it. It’s a fun and creative way to enjoy a classic campfire treat, without ever having to leave your kitchen.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Forget the graham crackers, pound cake is the new s'mores base.
Forget the graham crackers, pound cake is the new s’mores base.

Like many desserts, this Pound Cake S’mores recipe can be prepared in advance, stored and reheated for a quick and easy treat later. One of the great things about this recipe is that the cake can be made several days ahead of time if stored properly. This means you can be ready to whip up some quick s’mores whenever the mood strikes.

To make ahead, simply let your grilled or baked pound cake cool completely before wrapping tightly in plastic wrap and storing it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you prefer to make this even further in advance, the wrapped cake can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to reheat your cake slices, place them directly on the grill or under a broiler until warmed through and slightly crispy. You can also heat them up in a preheated oven set to 350°F for 5-7 minutes.

For those on-the-go moments where you want a quick bite of something sweet, consider packing pre-made s’mores sandwiches assembled with mini marshmallows, chocolate pieces, and graham crackers or sandwich cookies.

When it comes to storage, any leftover s’mores sandwiches with marshmallow fluff or melted chocolate chip toppings should be immediately consumed. However, plain pound cake slices without toppings can rest safely in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Serving these delicious treats with your favorite ice cream flavors prove irresistible to guests every time! Simply drizzle caramel sauce over vanilla ice cream and serve it with warm slice(s) of Pound Cake S’mores.

Tips for Perfect Results

 One bite and you'll be transported to a summer evening by the fire pit.
One bite and you’ll be transported to a summer evening by the fire pit.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I know how important it is to get the perfect texture and flavor for your pound cake s’mores recipe. Here are some tips to ensure that your pound cake s’mores come out deliciously decadent every time.

1. Use room temperature ingredients: By using room temperature ingredients, you ensure that they will mix together smoothly and evenly. This results in a more consistent texture for your pound cake.

2. Don’t overmix the batter: Overmixing can cause your pound cake to become tough and dense rather than light and fluffy. So be sure to stop mixing once all of your ingredients are fully combined.

3. Grease your bundt pan well: If you’re making a bundt cake version of the pound cake s’mores recipe, make sure to grease your bundt pan thoroughly so that the cake doesn’t stick.

4. Use high-quality chocolate: Using high-quality chocolate will make all the difference in this recipe. Whether you’re using semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, be sure to choose a premium brand for the best flavor.

5. Be patient when grilling: If you’re grilling your pound cake slices instead of baking them, be patient and let them cook for at least 2 minutes on each side or until they have nice grill marks. This gives them that delicious smoky flavor.

6. Customize your toppings: Pound cake s’mores recipes are highly customizable, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different toppings such as peanut butter, Nutella, caramel ice cream topping or even sliced bananas!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, if you’re looking for a way to take your s’mores game to the next level, this pound cake s’mores recipe is a must-try. It’s easy to make, customizable, and perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a cozy night in. With its buttery pound cake base, melty chocolate chips, gooey toasted marshmallows, and graham cracker crust, it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can switch up the toppings and fillings however you like – try adding peanut butter cups, sliced bananas, or even Nutella for some extra decadence. You could also experiment with different types of cake – a chocolate bundt cake would be amazing with this recipe, as would a swirl cake or even a store-bought Sara Lee pound cake mix.

Overall, this pound cake s’mores recipe is sure to become a new favorite dessert in your household. Whether you’re serving it up at a party or enjoying it as an indulgent after-dinner treat, it’s bound to impress. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Pound Cake S'mores

Pound Cake S’mores Recipe

Simple, easy, tasty and FAST recipe I tried from Taste of Home. Try it, you'll LOVE it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein, Sweet
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Calories 181.4kcal


  • 2 slices poundcake
  • 3 tablespoons mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • caramel ice cream topping (optional)
  • chopped nuts, for topping (optional)


  • Place pound cake slices on a baking sheet.
  • I line the sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
  • Sprinkle each slice with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  • Above measurements are approximate for these toppings.
  • I make sure each slice is covered but not heaping.
  • Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or til marshmallows are lightly browned.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping and sprinkle on nuts if desired.


Serving: 113g | Calories: 181.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.1g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 66.3mg | Sodium: 124.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 8.4g

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