RECIPE: Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

by Dana on July 5, 2008

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.

Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW CAKE

I cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk (or use 1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbl vinegar)
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Satin Frosting (see recipe below)

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13×9 pan.
2. Bring some water to boil and keep it simmering while you make the batter.
3. 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.
4. Add the 1 cup boiling water and carefully stir until the water is mixed in; beat for 1 1/2 minutes.
5. Pour the batter into the 13×9 pan (batter will be thin).
6. Bake at 350 for 35-38 minutes or just until the top springs back when lightly touched.
7. 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 Tbl buttermilk (or use 6 Tbl milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar)
4 Tbl cocoa powder
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups marshmallows (optional)

1. 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.
2. 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).
3. 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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1 JeNae February 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I am devouring this cake…absolutely delicious. I’m going to be featuring it on the 7th as part of Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge.
Thanks for the great recipe!

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2 Varshini March 18, 2012 at 5:27 am

I’m hungry now. I’m a new fan of made ^_^

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3 Robyn March 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I am a little surprised that this only has two comments. I need you to know that this is my father in laws favorite and he requested it for dinner tonight. I really do make this cake all the time.

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4 Zizi April 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Very very nice cake the best cake I ever done that taste like that yamii btw I used 1 1/2 cup a sugar cuz I thought 2 cups is alot and ut worked

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5 Alex November 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I made this awhile back, LOVED IT, and decided I’d make it this year as my Thanksgiving contribution at my family’s gathering!! :) It really is delicious, for kids AND adults!

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6 Judy C. Adams April 23, 2013 at 12:59 am

I am assuming that you use plain flour since putting baking powder and soda in it right?

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7 Andrea Dominguez December 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

How many people dose it
Serve

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8 Amber April 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

I need to thank you for this recipe! I’ve been making it for my boys’ Birthday cakes (and other times, too) for a few years now! It is delicious! Thanks so much! This last year, my Dad who does not like chocolate cake (I know!), tried it and he LOVES it! My mom said after we left, he ate all the leftovers! LOL.

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9 Diane August 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

WOW!!!!! Yum! Just to see everyone’s face the second they see it !!!! Thank You for a good one!!!

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