Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Serves: 8-10

1/2 c. butter
2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows, divided

1/2 c. sugar
2 T. sugar
2 T. butter
1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate squares; cool 10 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside 1/2 cup marshmallows for glaze. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows over cake. Return to oven for 2 minutes or until marshmallows are soft. In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and reserved marshmallows until melted. Quickly drizzle over the cake (glaze will harden as it cools).

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Tips: There is a little bit of work involved in this cake but not too bad for a made-from-scratch dessert. It also looks pretty once it's finished. I have found that the easiest way to melt chocolate in the microwave is to use 1 minute intervals at 50% power and stir it after each interval. This should keep the chocolate from popping or burning. I'm sure that fresh mini marshmallows are the best for this recipe but mine were a little old and still came out fine.

Recipe from Taste of Home Mom's Best Meals


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