Chocolate Marshmallow Cake from Dana of MADE…
Looking back, it would seem that I simply loved this cake because there were mounds marshmallows on top. Every kid likes a mallow, right? But now as an adult I realize, that’s exactly why I love it. Life really is that simple. Chocolate, marshmallows, cake. YUM. The cake itself is moist, uber chocolatey. and delicious. Then pair that with slightly melted marshmallows? Down right dreamy.
One of my mom’s tried and true recipes, I make this cake for any family celebration. It never disappoints. Just looking at it is delicious. In fact, my blog MADE is a site for sewing and crafts but I once posted a picture of my daughter’s birthday and readers started to ask, “What is that cake?”
Well, I’m happy you asked. Here’s the recipe! Guarantee… You’ll be making this Chocolate Marshmallow Cake for years to come!
1 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk (or use 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Satin Frosting (see recipe below)
- Heat the oven to 350ºF and grease a 13×9 inch pan.
- Bring some water to boil and keep it simmering while you make the batter.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
- Add the 1 cup boiling water and carefully stir until the water is mixed in; beat for 1 1/2 minutes.
- Pour the batter into the 13×9 inch pan (batter will be thin).
- Bake at 350ºF for 35-38 minutes or just until the top springs back when lightly touched.
- Make the frosting while the cake is baking. When the cake is done, pour the warm frosting over the hot cake.
Chocolate Satin Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
6 tablespoon buttermilk (or use 6 Tbl milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar)
4 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups marshmallows (optional)
- In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, buttermilk and cocoa. Cook, stirring constantly, just until it comes to a boil; remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until the frosting is nearly smooth (stir every few minutes while the cake finished baking).
- Add the marshmallows, then pour the warm frosting over the hot cake, gently spreading until it covers the cake evenly. Cool to room temperature before serving.
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