Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting Recipe

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Chocolate Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
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  1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans that are at least 2 inches deep.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-low speed, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, milk, oil and vanilla together until smooth. Mix egg mixture into flour mixture on low speed, scraping down sides of bowl once or twice, until smooth. Dissolve espresso powder in 1/2 cup of very hot water and stir into batter. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in center of a cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
  3. Let cakes cool in pans on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Run a paring knife around inside edges of pan and turn cakes out onto rack to cool completely.
  4. Make frosting: Put egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and salt in a large, clean metal bowl set over a saucepan filled with 1 inch of simmering water (do not let water boil or allow bottom of bowl to touch water). Adjust heat as needed to maintain a simmer. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, beating with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, until frosting holds stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Remove bowl from heat, add vanilla and continue to beat until frosting is glossy and billowy, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  5. Assemble cake: Level cake layers with a serrated knife, if desired (see instructions below). Place 1 cake layer, bottom side up, on a serving dish. Spread evenly with about 2 cups frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom side up. Spread remaining frosting evenly over top and sides of cake.
  6. Frost Like a Pro
  7. Follow these simple steps and people might think you bought your dessert at a bakery.
  8. Step 1. Level it.
  9. If your cake has a domed top, use a serrated knife to cut off the dome, making top as level as possible. Flip the bottom layer over so it rests on the cut side before frosting.
  10. Step 2. Frost the middle.
  11. Spread the frosting evenly on the first layer using an offset spatula. Don't worry about making it look perfect, as long as it's even. Be careful not to pull crumbs into the frosting. Place the second layer on top and gently press down.
  12. Step 3. Finish it.
  13. Spread the frosting over the top and sides. To make pretty whorls, run the back of a tablespoon over the frosting in a swirling motion.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4750.95 Kcal (19891 kJ)
Calories from fat 1892.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 210.33g 324%
Cholesterol 457.4mg 152%
Sodium 4644.37mg 194%
Potassium 3143.68mg 67%
Total Carbs 682.56g 228%
Sugars 427.83g 1711%
Dietary Fiber 28.89g 116%
Protein 81.97g 164%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Iron 14mg 78%
Calcium 1031.7mg 103%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 288.07 Kcal (1206 kJ)
Calories from fat 114.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.75g 324%
Cholesterol 27.73mg 152%
Sodium 281.61mg 194%
Potassium 190.62mg 67%
Total Carbs 41.39g 228%
Sugars 25.94g 1711%
Dietary Fiber 1.75g 116%
Protein 4.97g 164%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.8mg 78%
Calcium 62.6mg 103%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 111.7
  • 133

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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