This week’s dessert was another request from my cousin. I don’t know where she finds these recipes on Facebook but so far she’s 2 for 2 because this cake was really good.
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup of regular sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
- 2 handfuls of mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Beat together the butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Stir in the toasted nuts. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake on a middle shelf of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle the marshmallows on top and return to the oven for a few minutes to melt the marshmallows. Remove from the oven and carefully spread the chocolate frosting over top.
To make the chocolate frosting mix all ingredients together in a bowl, beating with an electric whisk until smooth and thick. Spread on the hot marshmallows. Let the pie cool before you serve.
*Notes: If you’re not a fan of marshmallows or pecans, you can do without or substitute either of them and I think this dessert would be just as good. The frosting isn’t thick so don’t take the cake out of the pan until you’re ready to serve it.