This quick and easy recipe makes a nutty chocolate cake with marshmallows and pecans.

Advertisement

Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x12 inch pan.

    Advertisement
  • In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition. Add vanilla and mix to incorporate.

  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and cocoa together, then add to the egg mixture and mix well to combine. Add nuts and combine.

  • Pour into prepared 8x12 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes. While cake is still hot, cover with marshmallows.

  • To Make Topping: In a small bowl, combine 4 tablespoons melted butter, confectioners' sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa and evaporated milk. Spread evenly over top of cake.

Nutrition Facts

492.8 calories; 4.5 g protein; 79.7 g carbohydrates; 77.3 mg cholesterol; 266.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2005
excellent recipe. Co-workers loved it. However to make things easier I used a chocolate cake mix and added the topping in recipe Read More
(30)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2007
Heres the scoop on this recipe. If you just want chocolate and sugar this is the recipe for you. Your teeth will hurt and you will be dying for milk after one piece. Also make some changes to the recipe the topping is to runny as one reviewer also said. I added some flour to the topping to make it a little thicker. There also is no need for 16oz of marshmallows on top it's ridiculous. I put just one layer on top. All in all its an ok recipe just a bit to sweet for my tastes. Read More
(10)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2005
excellent recipe. Co-workers loved it. However to make things easier I used a chocolate cake mix and added the topping in recipe Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2004
I took this to a friend's open house and everyone asked for the recipe! It is delicious! I put the cake back in the oven for a few minutes after I put the marshmallows on top to melt them a little better. This recipe was amazing!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
I made this using Special Dark Hershey's Cocoa. I love fudge! This tastes like Brownies with Marshmallow/Fudge Frosting...DELICIOUS!!! Read More
(15)
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
Heres the scoop on this recipe. If you just want chocolate and sugar this is the recipe for you. Your teeth will hurt and you will be dying for milk after one piece. Also make some changes to the recipe the topping is to runny as one reviewer also said. I added some flour to the topping to make it a little thicker. There also is no need for 16oz of marshmallows on top it's ridiculous. I put just one layer on top. All in all its an ok recipe just a bit to sweet for my tastes. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
06/18/2007
This recipe was rich but it seemed more sugary than chocolaty. The marshmallows didn't melt and the topping was runny. I was looking for an indulgent dessert but all I got were empty calories. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2003
This is definitely a keeper. Rich rich taste. You'll want to cut it into small pieces because of the richness. For chocolaqte lovers Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2013
This is a gosh darn very delicious cake!! A foot stompin' table poundin' yellin' to the whole neighborhood "what a good cake I have!" Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2005
This cake tasted great but looked terrible. I think there may have been too many marshmallows and they did melt right. I couldn't get the frosting spread correctly. I must have done something wrong. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2014
This "cake" seemed dense almost like brownies. It was good but unless you love sugary sweet desserts you may want to bypass this dessert. I chose to use a minimal amount of marshmallows (which never melted) and did a fine drizzle of chocolate. It was still too sweet. Good but not the greatest. Read More
(3)