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Chocolate Marshmallow Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shanna Lasley
Added: Saturday, September 6, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup shortening
3 squares (1oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 ts. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
20 large marshmallows
CHOCOLATE ICING:
4 squares (1oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

Directions:
Directions:
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt shortening and chocolate at 50% power; stir until smooth. Add water; cool slightly. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to batter and mix until smooth. Pour into a greased 13x9x2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Arrange marshmallows over the top; bake 5 minutes longer or until marshmallows are softened. Spread marshmallows evenly over top of cake. Cool on a wire rack. For the icing, in a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Beat in the milk, vanilla and confectioners sugar until smooth. Frost cake.

 

 

 

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