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Chocolate Cake with White Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

Mimi Newman
Chocolate Cake with White Marshmallow Frosting Recipe
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • chocolate cake
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • marshmallow frosting
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of water
  • ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Make the cake
  • Prepare a 9" cake pan (I used a springform pan) with cake spray or butter and parchment.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients - your flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix oil, coffee, vinegar, water and sugar. 
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Pour into your pan and bake until the top is springy, about 35-40 minutes. 
  • After 5 minutes out of the oven, cool the cakes on a wire rack - or better yet, freeze them wrapped in saran wrap for a few hours - before frosting.
  • Make the frosting
  • Prepare a water bath -- fill a medium pot with about 3 inches of water and bring to a low boil. 
  • Place all your frosting ingredients in the bowl of a KitchenAid mixer (or a metal bowl if you don't have a KitchenAid). Afix a candy thermometer to your bowl. Place atop the water. Whisk the mixture constantly until it reads 160F -- the mixture will be bubbly and the sugar will have dissolved. 
  • Cover your hand with a pothandle and transfer to your stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Mix on high for 4 minutes, until very fluffy with stiff peaks. 
  • Spread onto your cooled cake and top with sprinkles. 
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