Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Search for the Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This round of the Crazy Cooking Challenge, hosted by Tina over at Moms Crazy Cooking, is looking for the ultimate Chocolate Cake.  Yum!  One of my favorite things!

I had planned on trying out a made from scratch chocolate cake (can't give away which recipe since I'll be trying it soon), but as soon as I saw the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Fudge Cake from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen....I knew I had my cake.  Just the words "toasted marshmallow" and "hot fudge" had me drooling.....but put them together with a chocolate cake.......yes, please!!

And this recipe could not be any easier!  Make a chocolate cake from a box mix.......poke holes in the cake once it's out of the oven and drizzle a jar of hot fudge sauce over the top.  The top with marshmallow fluff and put back in the oven until the marshmallow gets nice and toasty.  Easy Peasy!

You'll end up with a ooey gooey chocolate cake with toasted marshmallow frosting.  This one was right up my alley!  Enjoy!!

Toasted Marshmallow Hot Fudge Cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix
eggs called for on box
oil called for on box
water called for on box
1 jar of hot fudge sauce
2 (7 oz.) jars of marshmallow fluff

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare your chocolate cake using the directions on the back of the box, and pour into a greased and floured 9x13 cake pan.

Bake cake according to the directions on the box.  When cake is almost done, gently warm up the jar of hot fudge until it is pourable. When cake is done, take it out of the oven, and turn up the temperature of your oven up to 400 degrees F.

While the cake is still hot, use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake, then pour the hot fudge sauce all of over the cake, letting it soak into the holes.

Place dollops of the marshmallow fluff all over the cake, then wait a couple of minutes for the fluff to melt a bit.  Spread the marshmallow fluff evenly all over the cake, then place the cake back in the oven.  Bake until the marshmallow topping begins to get browned and toasty.  Remove from oven and try to not eat it all in one sitting.


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  1. This looks gooey and heavenly!!!

  2. Looks so simply and easy! Thanks for sharing! -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom, #57

  3. what an amazing treat to stop here and find your great recipe and all the other links too! WOWZER jackpot!

  4. Kristan's blog is seriously amazing. That one was immediately bookmarked! It looks so incredible!

  5. What a great idea! I love chocolate and marshmallows together--even better when the marshmallows are toasted.

    Please feel free to check out my recipe, I'm #37!

  6. That looks so good, love the marshmallows on top! I can't wait to try this one myself sometime! I found you via the This Chick Cooks Link Party.


  7. Oh, this sounds so delicious! I can't wait to try this very soon!

  8. Come share this fabulous recipe at my Famous Linkz Party!!
    @ www.made-famous-by.com

  9. I'm feeling the hot fudge and toasted marshmallow, yum!!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. This looks so good and I love how easy it is. I will be pinning this so I can make it at some point! Stopping by from CCC#45.

  11. Yummy! I made a Chocolate Marshmallow Cake, too - #80. Would love to try one with marshmallow fluff. The more chocolate marshmallow goo the better, right?

  12. This looks wicked delicious. I just recently found the confessions blog. It is such a wonderful site. Your cake turned out wonderfully.

  13. Yum, Hot Fudge Cake it looks so good. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  14. With all of the over the top hard to make creations in this linky, it's nice to see one that doesn't take a lot of work, but turns out deliciously.

  15. Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. When you see the words ooey gooey you know it has to be good!
    Jen #79

  17. I just found you via Sweetology. I love your recipes, especially the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Fudge cake. You can bet I am a new follower!

  18. This looks great, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  19. Definitely one of my faves from the chocolate cake challenge! Scrumptious!

  20. Can't wait to try this recipe. I'll make these for my mom and my brothers and sister. They will be so happy about this.

    Haley McAdams
    Bartending Certification

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