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Ooey Gooey Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Updated on July 7, 2013
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Ooey Gooey Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

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4 stars from 2 ratings of Ooey Gooey Chcoclate Marshmallow Cake

Now that's some good cake!

This cake is the most-requested cake I make. My husband, son, daughter, father-in-law and brother-in-law all ask for it on their birthdays. When it's brought out during a get-together, everyone gathers around to admire it, whether the guests are adults or kids. When I brought it out at my son's ninth birthday party, all the boys gathered around and "oohed" and "ahhed." It was like a magical movie moment -- and such a great compliment to me, as the cook!

This cake is a variation on the standard chocolate sheet cake that for decades has been included in many fund-raiser cookbooks across America. It is a chocolate cake made from scratch, with cooked icing that's also made from scratch. It takes a little longer to make than a cake from a boxed mix, but it is really quite simple to make, and well worth it! I do not mind using boxed cake mixes -- I think some are, in fact, delicious -- but I must admit I have never tasted a boxed mix cake that has the rich, homemade chocolate taste of the Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Marshmallow Cake.

Because of the "ooey-gooeyness" of it, this cake needs to be served in the pan it was baked in. It would just be too messy to try to remove it from the pan and place it on a cake platter. For this reason, this cake is a great one to take to potlucks, picnics, etc. If you have one of the rectangular 9x13 cake pans with its own lid, just snap the lid on and you can take this cake anywhere -- that is, until you remove the lid and the cake disappears right before your eyes.

Right after taking the cake out of the oven, use the handle-end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
Right after taking the cake out of the oven, use the handle-end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake. | Source
Pour about half of the icing over the top of the cake and into the holes.
Pour about half of the icing over the top of the cake and into the holes. | Source
 Sprinkle mini marshmallows atop the cake and icing, then pour remaining icing over the marshmallows.
Sprinkle mini marshmallows atop the cake and icing, then pour remaining icing over the marshmallows. | Source

Now for the recipe...

CAKE

2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 and 1/2 sticks butter
4 Tbs. cocoa
1 cup water
½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar and flour together in a large bowl.

In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Mix with flour and sugar in bowl. Mix well. Add buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda and vanilla.

Pour into greased, floured 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

ICING

2 sticks butter
½ cup cocoa
¾ cup milk
2 one-pound boxes of powdered sugar (or one 2-pound box)
2 tsp. vanilla
One bag of mini marshmallows

While the cake is baking, combine butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Keep warm.

Poke holes in warm cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour ¼ to ½ of the warm icing over the cake and into the holes. Pour the bag of mini marshmallows evenly over the top of the cake. Pour the remaining icing over the marshmallows. Serve warm if possible, although it is also absolutely delicious once it has cooled.

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      This is a great recipe and hub. You make it sound so easy but yummy :)

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      SmartAndFun 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, but it is easy! Try it and let me know how everyone likes it! Thanks for commenting!

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Nom, nom, nom. I have a watering mouth.....I have to have this cake!

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      SmartAndFun 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you SteveoMc! If you were here I would make one for you!

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      gracie88 6 years ago

      I found this recipe yesterday and made it last night for a pary tonight. I can't wait to taste it!!! Thanks for posting it!

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This recipe sounds yummy. I am going to bookmark it and try to make the cake.

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      SmartAndFun 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you! Let me know how you like it!

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      Mary 5 years ago

      This cake is to die for!!! Yum yum!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      since you mentioned this cake on my hub, I had to come see it for myself. Looks great! I love ooey-gooey chocolate anything and I just might have to try this one! Thanks!

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      SmartAndFun 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for visiting, Victoria! Let me know how you like it if you get a chance to make the cake.

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