Hot Chocolate Cake

This hot chocolate cake is the best cake recipe ever! Imagine a slice of creamy, chocolatey, marshmallowy hot chocolate in a slice. It's almost too much to bear. This delicious cake recipe infuses the flavor of hot chocolate into everything, from top to bottom. The tiny toasted marshmallows on top, look almost good as the chocolate cake they sit on. This would be a great cake recipe to bring to a family dinner or gathering. It is one cake recipe people are sure to remember.This cake recipe is perfect in every way. From its hot chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, marshmallow buttercream, and toasted marshmallows, you might just have a new favorite on your cake list. The best part is that this cake recipe is easy to put together. You don't even have to worry too much about the marshmallow buttercream being smooth enough because it's going to get covered in chocolate ganache anyway. Using the kitchen torch at the end of this recipe to toast the tiny marshmallows is also fun.

For the cake recipe, you will need some dark hot chocolate, some oil, and a chocolate cake mix. For the chocolate ganache recipe, you will need heavy cream and milk chocolate chips. For the delicious marshmallow buttercream recipe, you will need some room temperature butter, some of the marshmallow fluff that comes in a container, some vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. To make the chocolate ganache recipe place the chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl that is heat proof. Heat the heavy cream in a small pot over low heat, until it boils. Then pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips, and allow the mixture to stand for approximately one to two minutes. Then use a spatula to stir until it's smooth. Then you can let the chocolate ganache come to room temperature before adding it to the cake.

For the marshmallow buttercream recipe, start by beating the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Then add in the marshmallow fluff and the vanilla extract, and mix gently by hand with a spatula. Gradually add the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, first mixing by hand, and then using an electric mixer. Then you will have to decide how much or how little frosting you will want throughout your cake layers. You want to make sure the buttercream frosting is visible on the sides. Then using a spoon, you can drizzle the room temperature ganache over top the marshmallow buttercream, and allow it to drip down the sides of the chocolate cake. Cover the center of the chocolate cake with the chocolate ganache, and then add some mini marshmallows to the top of the cake. With a kitchen torch to make the marshmallows nice and toasty. This might be the best chocolate cake recipe ever!

The creator of this recipe blog is Beth. She started blogging in 2013 just after she got married, as a way to document and share her first year of marriage. She likes to share sweet recipes and lots of treat recipes. Some of the recipes you will find include breakfast recipes, brownie recipes, bars recipes, cake recipes, cupcake recipes and more. Examples of main dish recipes on the site include chicken recipes, salad recipes, calzone recipes, spring roll recipe, and Quinoa recipe with bell pepper salad recipe and rosemary. These are just a few recipe examples you will find on this recipe site. You will find plenty of others, to be inspired by.

Learn MORE / Get RECIPE at The First Year Blog

To help with slow website load, we have put all photos for this article here: View photo gallery.