Friday, June 28, 2013

Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting by Colleen

Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
Hi Barb --

So one of the issues of making Steve's German Chocolate Cake is I usually end up with extra buttermilk if I can't find the small 1 cup size container. So today I found a really easy recipe for chocolate buttermilk cake and it turned out well enough that I thought I would share:

Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
( Cake recipe is from

1 cup butter softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa (regular, NOT dutched)*
3 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

* if you only have dutched cocoa, you should use baking powder instead.

Cream the butter and gradually beat in sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add to the butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Mix until well blended. Divide batter equally into three 9 inch pans (prep with baking spray or butter/flour). Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and run a knife around the edge of each pan. After 5-8 minutes, turn out of pans and let cool on baking racks.

You can frost with any icing you like. I used a butter-marshmallow frosting the girls like:

Marshallow Frosting

1 cup butter softened
1 jar marshmallow fluff
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat the butter and marshmallow fluff together. Add in the sugar and beat until well blended. Beat in the vanilla. Spread between layers. (I don't cover the sides. If you want to cover the sides, you should probably double the frosting recipe or 1 1/2 at least). Then I sprinkled top with jimmies.

   --- Colleen

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