Saturday, January 27, 2018

MARSHMALLOW FUDGE CAKE: National Chocolate Cake Day!

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day! What are you making? Here's an oldie but goody 1925 recipe from Campfire Marshmallows for Campfire Marshmallow Fudge Cake.


Campfire Marshmallow Fudge Cake 

2 tablespoons butter
2 cups sugar
4 squares bitter chocolate, melted
2 eggs
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
45 Campfire marshmallows

Cream butter and sugar, add melted chocolate. Put yolks of eggs in a cup, and add milk to make 1-1/2 cups. Add milk and flour alternatively. Beat whites of eggs and fold in. Bake in 3 square pans lined with oiled paper.
While cake is baking, cut 45 marshmallows in 4 pieces each (15 marshmallows for each layer).
Remove cakes from tins as soon as they come from the oven. Place marshmallows immediately between and on top of the cakes. The heat of the cakes will cause them to melt slightly and adhere to the cake. Cover with fudge frosting (recipe below).
Fudge frosting recipe for Campfire Marshmallow Cake
2 squares chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup milk
Few grains salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Melt chocolate over hot water, add sugar, flour, and salt mixed together, and when smooth, add milk slowly. Cook until it spins a thread one inch long.
Add butter and vanilla; cool beat until of the right consistency to spread without running, and pour over the marshmallows.
If frosting becomes too thick, set the pan of frosting over hot water and stir until frosting softens then pour over the cake.

1 comment:

Gone-ta-pott said...

I've never heard of this cake. Fun post for sure!