From the book Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman, published by The Taunton Press in 2009. Photography by Alexandra Grablewski Â© 2009.
Few things are as satisfying as a sweet snack that's mouthwateringly moist. So skip the cookie jar and head for the cake keeper. In Cake Keeper Cakes, Lauren Chattman, the author of Dessert Express, presents simple and delicious recipes that stand up to everyday eating. Made from only the most wholesome ingredients, Lauren's heavenly creations include Espresso-Hazelnut Bundt Cake, Banana and Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, Citrus Pound Cake, Raspberry Yellow Cake Squares, and Mississippi Mud Cake. Designed with the busy baker in mind, this intoxicating cookbook shows how to make long-lasting cakes like mom used to, in a lot less time.© 2013 Lauren Chattman / GMC Distribution · Reproduced with permission.
Make the Cake
Preheat the oven to 350ÂºF. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and dust it with flour, knocking out any extra. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. With the mixer on low speed, add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat until smooth.
With the mixer on low speed, add 1â„3 of the flour mixture, then 1â„2 of the milk, stirring until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk, ending with the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, aboutâ€¨35 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely.
Make the Frosting
1. Place the butter in a medium mixing bowl and beat until creamy. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the vanilla and the Marshmallow Fluff and beat until smooth. Use immediately or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
2. Cut the cake into squares and serve each one with a dollop of frosting on top (bring to room temperature first, if necessary). Store uneaten squares in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.