This hot chocolate cake features rich chocolate cake layered with chocolate marshmallow ganache and lots of marshmallows. If you’re a chocolate fan, you’re gonna love this cake! Includes gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan friendly options as well!
I know there isn’t a shortage of cakes here on the blog 🙈 but I needed to include another! This hot chocolate cake may be more of a novelty idea than anything, but my hot chocolate loving family really enjoyed it! I mean, any excuse to eat chocolate…and marshmallows! 😋
It was a great excuse to use up all the homemade marshmallows I had made a few days prior as well!
The cake gets its name from the combo of chocolate and marshmallows. You can use prepared hot cocoa in the cake batter, but I opted for brewed coffee, which adds more of a rich flavor than the sweetness hot cocoa would. It’s also topped with loads of marshmallows, but I added marshmallows to the whipped chocolate ganache as well, which adds a fluffy and creamy texture.
I even sprinkled marshmallows between each layer, but to be honest, it made it a little difficult to cut. I would probably leave them out next time and just reserve them for the top.
It’s definitely a fun dessert though and would be a great treat to serve at a holiday party or get together with family and friends! I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as we did! 🤗