Toasted Marshmallow Cake
If you enjoy the flavor of toasted marshmallows, then this cake is for you! It's great topped with additional toasted marshmallow frosting, or with some chocolate ganache and graham cracker crumbs!
- Serves: 1 person
- 1cup mini marshmallows
- 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½cup white sugar
- 3tablespoons marshmallow creme
- 3large egg whites, at room temperature
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼teaspoon almond extract
- ⅔cup buttermilk
Step 1Preheat the oven's broiler and place an oven rack a few inches below it. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment.
Step 2Spread out mini marshmallows on the baking sheet in an even layer, and put under the broiler until browned and toasted, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step 3Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and place an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it.
Step 4Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
Step 5Cream together toasted mini marshmallows, butter, oil, sugar, and marshmallow crème in a large bowl with an electric mixer until thoroughly incorporated and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg whites, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in half of the flour mixture until just combined. Mix in buttermilk until just combined. Stir in remaining flour mixture until just combined.
Step 6Pour batter into the prepared cake pan, and spread into an even layer.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back lightly when touched, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.