This hot chocolate cake is the perfect cake for the holidays!
Sometimes when Im doing normal every day activities my brain starts to wander. Most of the time I think about other things I need to get done, but sometimes I dream up new recipes. Im pretty sure that the majority of recipes that I have created came to me while I was doing something else. Like driving, or taking a shower, or watching the kids take every toy out of the play room.
When the idea for a hot chocolate cake hit me, I immediately checked the pantry to see if we had the ingredients. We did! And the hot chocolate cake [with marshmallow frosting] was born!
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If you are looking for a cake with hot chocolate mix then you are in luck! This easy chocolate cake recipe was given more then two thumbs up. It was given at least three, if not more. I say three because I gave it one, my husband gave it one and one of our friends gave it one.
I’m pretty sure we all would have given more thumbs up but we were busy eating. One hand was used to hold the fork full of cake and the other was to show how much we loved it. We would have voiced our love but we were too busy adding more cake to our mouths.
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I don’t think I have ever made a cake as moist as this one. It was dense but so good. And filling! I had one slice [the one in the picture above] and I was done. I was very thankful that my husband’s friend were over. He was more then happy to help take some of the cake off my hands.
A few hints about this hot chocolate cake from scratch recipe:
-Do not add the eggs to the hot water. Add them to the flour mixture before the hot chocolate/water mix.
-Margarine is not recommended for most baking since it has as little as 35% fat — the rest is mostly water. It would change the outcome of the recipe.
-The recipe calls for 1 cup of melted butter which would be 2 sticks of butter, melted.
-Cake should rise well in high altitude areas, per a reader comment.
- For the cake
- 2¾ cups flour
- 1½ cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup Hot Chocolate Mix
- 1½ cups hot/boiling water
- 1 cup melted butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- For the marshmallow frosting
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons butter
- For the cake -
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a larger bowl.
- In a separate bowl, blend the hot or boiling water and the hot chocolate mix.
- Slowly start adding the wet ingredients to the flour mixture.
- Pour into a bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.
- For the frosting -
- Melt the butter in a saucepan after the cake has cooled.
- Add the marshmallows and mix until smooth.
- Pour over the cooled caked and allow to set.
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