If you love chocolate, marshmallows, nuts and coconut, this is your dream cake.
Category: Desserts (Page 2 of 2)
If you love chocolate, coffee and brownies, you are going to love this recipe.
Once upon a time, at least 15 years ago, I found this recipe in a magazine while at a friends house. It sounded so good that I took the time to write it down. That was before we all had a camera phone in our hand and could snap a picture of the recipe or read it on facebook.
The farm is frozen.
Once again, I turned to one of my favorite cookbooks.
I had never heard of it until a friend of mine used it one day. I actually laughed hysterically when she showed it to me. My first impression was that it was fake cool whip. For some reason I found that really funny. I assume it’s an older version of something we have since replaced with regular cool whip or pudding.
1 boxed cake, yellow or white
1 package of dream whip
4 farm fresh eggs
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of oil
3 cups of powdered sugar
12 oz of sour cream
1 bag of coconut flakes
CAKE: Mix the cake ingredients together, blending the eggs in one at a time. Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
ICING: Mix powdered sugar, sour cream and coconut together. Once cake has cooled, spread the icing over the cake. Store in the refrigerator.
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.
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
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.
Something quick and easy and I had all the ingredients. And, my son loves peanut butter. We discussed it and decided it was a good idea to make these.