Fudge Brownie Cake

 Fudge Brownie Pie

Fudge Brownie Pie

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.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 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

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions:

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.