Hot Cocoa Cake
We transformed a favorite winter warmer into a rich chocolate layer cake with marshmallow crème filling, cocoa frosting, and a mountain of marshmallows.
Why This Recipe Works
Reminiscent of a steaming hot mug of cocoa on a cold winter morning, this rich layer cake gets its name from the combination of chocolate cake and marshmallow filling. To make the filling, we stabilize marshmallow crème with gelatin and then stir in butter and vanilla for creaminess and flavor. For the frosting, we use a combination of cocoa powder and white chocolate chips added to fresh whipped cream. The top of the cake (like the top of your hot chocolate) gets a garnish of marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa.