I found this recipe in an old cookbook that was originally printed in 1978. It has been reprinted a few times since then, but it still has old recipes. 

“The Pastors Wives Cookbook”


My mom had this in her “toss” pile several years ago, and I scooped it up. In my opinion, old cookbooks always have great recipes. 

It has been THE BEST cookbook ever!

It includes recipes from all the food groups, but I lean heavy on the cakes, cookies and breads.  I have some recipes that have become regular repeats, but I continually experiment with new ones, like this one here.

When I read this, I knew it would be similar to a “Mississippi Mud Cake”.  As I was making it, I quickly realized the cake and icing taste almost identical to my chocolate sheet cake, with the exception of the marshmallow.

I love a simple, homemade, chocolate sheet cake. The milk chocolate is so very yummy. It’s a flavor you can’t get in store-bought cakes. There is something magical when you mix cocoa and butter.

This recipe is super simple. You mix everything together, bake, dump the marshmallow on it, then the icing and let it cool.

My honest review of this cake…decadent…and it’s really really sweet. Like,  makes-your-teeth-hurt, kinda sweet. But, what else do you expect from something with marshmallow oozing all over it, right? That translates to… my kids LOVED it! They didn’t notice the over abundance of sugar. 🙂 


2 sticks margarine (melted or softened)
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 cup nuts, chopped, optional
1 7-ounce jar Marshmallow Cream

Mix above ingredients together and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. The batter will be thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done. Cover with marshmallow cream while cake is still hot. Spread icing on top of marshmallow cream and swirl it in.

2 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick margarine
3-4 cups of powdered sugar
6 tablespoons milk

Mix all together. Beat until smooth.