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  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 30 min.
  • Bake: 30 min. + Cooling

“This rich cake is ideal for special occasions. It’s a smaller cake, so if you’re watching your weight, you won’t have to worry about being tempted with leftovers.”
—Priscilla P., Forest City, NC


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Eggland's Best Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Coat a 6-in. springform pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; set aside. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Stir in pecans.
  2. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, milk and cocoa; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; beat in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
  4. Place springform pan on a wire rack. Immediately spread marshmallow creme over hot cake. Drop 2 tablespoons of frosting over creme; cut through with a knife to swirl. Cool completely.
  5. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
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