Friday, January 11, 2008

Ingram Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Chocolate Frosting

This was Ethan's birthday cake. He requested this. His mom makes it for Sunday dinners and family get togethers. I called my MIL and asked for the recipe and she kept laughing as she gave it to me. There are a few things in this recipe that aren't exact and you just kind of feel it out. She got it from an old lady in Pasadena who never used a recipe for it. My MIL has played with it a little over the years and her boys LOVE it.

For the cake:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 eggs
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

Set oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar in mixing bowl. Mix until combined. Add water. In 2 cup measuring cup, add 3 eggs. Add scoops of mayo until level reaches 1 1/2 cups. Add mayo and egg mixture to mixing bowl. Add vanilla. Mix until well combined.

Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Let cool slightly and remove from pan.

For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
Powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Small marshmallows

Melt butter and add cocoa. Mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar and milk a little at a time until you reach desired consistency. Add vanilla. Add desired amount of marshmallows. Frosting should be thinner than regular frosting. Pour frosting over cooled cake.

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