Graham Cracker Cake

Graham Cracker Cake :-)
image from pinterest.com

This is a little but of a Pinterest Monday cheat, since I searched this recipe out on pinterest instead of finding it there originally.

But my neighbor told me her grandma used to make graham cracker cakes and it sounded delicious and fun. Plus my five year old daughter loves graham crackers with icing.

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Well, mostly the icing part.

Basically you just spread icing on graham crackers in a stack to make the shape of a cake, and then let it set overnight in the fridge so it gets soft and cakelike.

We used cinnamon grahams and alternated layers with white icing and cinnamon flavored icing.

<<< Here’s Little Girl being in charge of the white icing.

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Little Boy spread the cinnamon icing.

This is the first time I’ve ever used “Frosting Creations.”

I’ve seen it at the store and thought it was stupid to buy the icing and the flavoring separate. I mean, the icing WITH flavoring in it is the same price as the plain base icing, and it’s right next door on the shelf! Why would I pay double?

Well, call me a sucker because I bought it and it was really good.

image from thriftytexan.com

The thing is, they have a huge variety of flavors to choose from, including CINNAMON ROLL.

If you’re interested, you can get a coupon from The Coupon Gal.

Not that I did that, since I can’t plan ahead enough to print out a coupon in advance.

Anyways, going back to the cake… It turned out pretty well.

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The only problem was, we didn’t want to let it set overnight. I mean, once the twins had frosted all those graham crackers (accompanied by me yelling DON’T LICK THE KNIFE! every five seconds), they really wanted to eat the cake.

The directions I read said to wait at least two hours.

We waited one hour.

It wasn’t long enough. The cake was still quite crunchy and crackerlike, not like a cake at all. And it fell apart when I cut it, even though I sliced it diagonally as I’d been instructed.

But still, the twins loved it, and so did the other kids we shared with.

After all, who doesn’t love a straight shot of sugar in the afternoon?

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