Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


12-16 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
When Mom wanted to treat us to something special, she made this awesome dessert. We could never resist the tender chocolate cake, the fluffy marshmallow layer or the fudge topping. It's very difficult to stop at one piece.
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gradually add dry ingredients; mix well.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-30 minutes.
  3. Set aside 1/2 cup marshmallows for glaze. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows over cake. Return to oven until marshmallows are softened, about 2 minutes.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil; boil 1-1/2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and reserved marshmallows until melted. Quickly drizzle over cake (glaze will harden as it cools).

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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