What do you do when you want something that looks great but isn’t the typical cake recipe? For something a little different from the norm, and for one of the best chocolate cake recipes you’ll ever put in your mouth, you can definitely rely on this chocolate and marshmallow layer cake recipe. It is a monster of a show-stopper.
It’s a wonderful cake to serve to a small group. If there are any children within that group, you can bet they will be excited at the sight of the marshmallow and chocolate combination.
Chocolate and Marshmallow Layer Cake
I have already shared a fantastic one layer cake with you. Do you remember it? It was a one layer chocolate and marshmallow cake bars recipe. I know that the recipe was called “cake” but it was much more of a bar type dessert to me, sort of like a brownie. A cakey brownie. I called them cake bars.
They looked great with only one layer of that contrasting light and dark deliciousness. This recipe kicks things up a notch. Now, instead of one layer of soft chocolate cake, you get two. Not only that, but these are filled with a sweet and creamy marshmallow filling that has to be sampled to be believed. It is fluffy and simple to make, so don’t worry one bit about that.
As if that weren’t enough, it is topped with a chocolate glaze that quickly dries to a gorgeous sheen. It’s a particularly eye-catching cake. If you have a bake sale booth or a pitch-in dinner coming up, you won’t go home with any leftovers, if you bake this fabulous double layer cake. On second thought, maybe that isn’t such a good thing.
I’m kidding, of course. It is, however, the kind of cake people will want the recipe for. Do them one better. Save the recipe now on Pinterest and you will never lose it. That’s what I do with all of my favorites.
Tips for Baking a Chocolate and Marshmallow Layer Cake
Here are a few items you might find helpful. Also, the middle cookbook is the one where I found this recipe. It’s from King Arthur Flour. They are affiliate links.
Is there a birthday on the way? It is a particularly great birthday cake choice, too. In fact, it is what I made for my husband, Jeremy’s, birthday. He loves chocolate every bit as much as I do. It seemed like something grand enough for a birthday yet uncomplicated enough to ensure a good result. No one wants a sad-looking birthday cake.
My husband appreciated the mix of flavors with this cake. Kids love it, too. To make it the most popular cake on the block, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mmm! A happy birthday indeed.
To make it look especially pretty, be sure to line wax paper around the base of the layer cake on the decorative cake pan before you get to work slicing, spreading on marshmallow fluff, topping it with the second layer, and pouring on the glaze. When you make a mess, as I obviously did, you can easily slip out these small bits of wax paper, revealing the clean plate underneath.
The presentation is important. I would recommend serving this with vanilla or chocolate chip ice cream. It isn’t necessary, of course, but I do love cake and ice cream. Cake, marshmallow, and ice cream? Why that sounds even more amazing, don’t you think?
As I said above, I made this King Arthur Flour recipe from the (affiliate links) The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook. If you enjoy cookbooks like I enjoy cookbooks, I can’t recommend it enough.
Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Filling Recipe
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