Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge : Marshmallow Chocolate Cake

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Hey Ya'll!!!  I'm so excited to show you this fabulous dessert!


I loved this month's theme : Chocolate Cake.  The only hard part was picking one type of Chocolate Cake to make {I pinned and looked at so many}.  But when it came down to crunch time, I chose Dana's {from MADE} Marshmallow Chocolate Cake.  It just sounded {and looked} delicious at the time.


The cake was very easy to put together, as well the frosting.

But I did have to add to the frosting:


Yummo!

Chocolate-ty Cake with ooey-gooey Chocolate Frosting {the marshmallows ever so slighty melted onto the hot cake}.


And let me tell ya.....after having surgery & feeling a little blue, this cake was a bright spot to a dreary week.

Marshmallow Chocolate Cake
Ingredients
·         1 Cup Boiling Water
·         2 Cups Sugar
·         1 ¾ Cups Flour {I used 1 Cup White Flour & ¾ Cup WW Flour}
·         ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
·         2 tsp Baking Soda
·         1 tsp Baking Powder
·         1 tsp Salt
·         2 Eggs
·         1 cup Buttermilk
·         ½ Cup Oil {I substituted Applesauce for the oil}
·         1 tsp Vanilla
·         Chocolate Satin Frosting
Directions
1.       Heat the oven to 350⁰ and grease a 9x 13 pan.
2.       Bring some water to boil and keep it simmering while you make the batter {I stuck my water in the microwave & hit my “Hot Water” button}.
3.       In a large mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients: Sugar, Flour, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt.  Mix slightly.
4.       Add the Eggs, Buttermilk, Oil, and Vanilla and beat with an electric mixer {or your Kitchen Aid w/Whisk Attachment} for 30 seconds.
5.       Carefully stir in the boiling water until it is mixed in.  Beat for 1 ½ minutes.
6.       Pour the batter in the 9x13 pan {batter will be thin}.
7.       Bake at 350⁰ for 35-38 minutes or just until the top springs back when lightly touched.
8.       Make the frosting while the cake is baking.  When the cake is done, pour the frosting over the hot cake.
9.       Cool to room temperature before serving.
10.   Enjoy!
Chocolate Satin Frosting
Ingredients
·         ½ Cup of Butter
·         6 Tbls Buttermilk
·         4 Tbls Cocoa Powder
·         16 oz Powdered Sugar
·         1 tsp Vanilla
·         2 Cups Marshmallows {I would say 2 ½ to 3 Cups}
Directions
1.       In a medium saucepan, combine the following ingredients: Butter, Buttermilk & Cocoa powder.  Cook, stirring constantly, just until it comes to a boil and then remove from heat.
2.       Whisk in the vanilla.  Slowly whisk in the powdered sugar, a little bit at a time until the frosting is nearly smooth.
3.       Stir in the marshmallows.  Pour the frosting over the hot cake, gently spreading it all over.
And in case you were wondering {because I was}, based on 15 servings, each piece of cake would be 285 calories {with my substitutions}.

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37 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! This is right up my alley.

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  2. Oh my heck! I just pinned this so I could make it later! Thanks!

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  3. Great pics, I love your header! My 6 yr old is crazy for marshmallows and would LOVE this cake! I made the Black Magic Cake w/ White Chocolate Buttercream Icing. Also, I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

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  4. Wonderful pictures! This looks like an AWESOME cake!

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  5. Yumm-o is right! I love marshmallows and chocolate together ... this cake looks absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious!!! Pinning. :-)
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  6. JeNae

    I love baking with buttermilk. You have it in the cake and frosting ... yea!

    Love your beautiful cake pictures.

    Thank You for stopping in at my Blog.

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  7. Oh my word!! This cake looks delicious. I've actually made a really similar recipe before (Paula Dean's recipe) and it was a huge hit. Can I ask - your blog name is the Terrace Housewife - what is the significance behind the name? Is this where you're from? :) You've piqued my curiosity!

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    1. I live in Washington Terrace, UT.... but I usually shorten it to "The Terrace" when I talk to people out & about.

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  8. Incredible, that's what this cake is! So ooey and gooey with all those mallows, I love it!

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  9. Wowza, now this looks amazzzzzing!! I am totally pinning this for later. I bet the marshmellows taste yummy with all that chocolate!

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  10. This is so incredible looking! It just looks so yummy and tasty~I just want to jump right in!

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  11. Ooey-gooey deliciousness, looks wonderful!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  12. I MUST have this cake! Making VERY soon.

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  13. Oh my! I think this looks amazing! I love marshmallows and chocolate and this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. JeNae, This looks really good! I made a Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, too - #80. But I really like the idea of pouring frosting over the top of it all. Mmmmmmmm!

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  15. *passes out on the floor* This is stunning.

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  16. Oh my goodness this is an Ultimate Chocolate Cake, it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen
    #7

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  17. Wow...by itself that cake is almost good for you. I can't believe how many calories are the in the frosting. I am sure it's completely worth it.

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  18. Wowzers!! That is one awesome looking cake:-) I love all the marshmallows on top...good call adding more!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  19. This looks AMAZING! Can't wait to try it!

    Ellen

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  20. This looks absolutely amazing! I'd love for you to share it at my very first link party.
    Rachel
    http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/02/terrific-tuesdays-link-party.html

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  21. Looks totally moist and delish!
    Patti #28

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  22. I spent a bit of time looking at those sweet little feet. So cute! And the cake looks yummy.
    Jen #79

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  23. This looks amazing! And the nutritional stats aren't half bad for something this decadent looking :)

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  24. Such a great idea...Love this! We are having our 1st Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday. Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

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  25. Wow what a special treat! One of my fave chocolate cakes from the challenge. Bookmarking this one! Oh, and I love your header photo so much!!!!!!

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  26. Oooh, that looks really tasty! Glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

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  27. This looks amazing and you included the nutritional info. Thank you! I have pinned this. I am a new follower visiting from One Artsy Mama. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  28. Oh My Gosh! YUM! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share this awesome recipe. Thanks. I hope to see you there! --Sheryl--
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=24585

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  29. This looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing on last week's Makin' You Crave Monday! Your recipe has been featured on this week's edition. Come by, check it out - and I hope to see another of your recipes linked!

    Crystal - MrsHappyHomemaker.com

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  30. Can't wait to try this recipe. I'll make these for my mom and my brothers and sister. They will be so happy about this.

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  31. Great informative site. I'm really impressed after reading this blog post. I really appreciate the time and effort you spend to share this with us! I do hope to read more updates soon.

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