Cake Batter Marshmallows

Cake Batter Marshmallows | Cookies and Cups

These Cake Batter Marshmallows are simple to whip up! I used mine for Cake Batter S’mores! Homemade marshmallows. Y’all.

I know people have been saying it forever, but really, they are so amazingly amazing. Worlds better than store-bought. Actually, it’s hard to even compare them, because they are completely different.

So anyway, I busted out Shauna’s book Marshmallow Madness again. I am, and have been obsessed with this book for the past year. Most recently I made these S’mores Fudge Bars using her recipe for Homemade Fluff.  You guys need to make those before the summer ends.  Honestly.

But I decided I needed to make some Cake Batter Marshmallows.  Because I also decided I needed to make a Cake Batter S’mores.  We’ll get to those in a minute.

Of course I knew Shauna probably did all the leg work for the marshmallows already, so I studiously consulted the book. Yep. She did.

She calls them Birthday Cake Marshmallows.  Tomato-patahto.

Cake Batter Marshmallows | Cookies and CupsThese marshmallows are so fun.  They are a basic vanilla marshmallow, but I added dry cake mix into the mallow AND extra sprinkles. I even took it one step further and added some cake mix into the coating.

It all worked.

There’s a few steps to these, but if I can so it, do can you.  Pinky promise.

First you’ll need unflavored gelatin…

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Mix that with some water…

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Let it sit for 5 minutes or so.  It will get jello-ish… It’s called “blooming”.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Meanwhile mix together some sugar syrup in a small saucepan.  Bring it to 240°. While that is boiling, melt your gelatin in the microwave for 30 seconds and turn it back to a liquid.

Pour that into the bowl of your stand mixer with some corn syrup and let your mixer stir it together on low speed while you’re syrup is boiling.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Finally when the syrup has reached 240° pour that slowly into the mixer and turn the speed up to medium.  Let it go for 5 minutes.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

It will look like the picture in the upper right-hand corner. Then turn mixer up again and let it mix for another 5 minutes.   It will look like the picture in the LOWER right-hand corner.

Crank your speed up to high for another minute or two.  From start to finish it will have tripled in volume.

Then sift some dry cake mix into the mallow…

Cake Batter Marshmallows

And also sprinkles.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Stir that together and pour into a prepared pan…

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Garnish with more sprinkles if you want!

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Let it sit for 6 hours.  I know it’s hard. Then whisk together some powdered sugar, cornstarch and a little more cake mix. This is your coating.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Dip your knife into the coating and cut your marshmallows into squares.

Cake Batter Marshmallows

Coat them pretty thoroughly with the coating you prepared…

Cake Batter Marshmallows

And yeah.  The most perfectly squishy marshmallow you ever did see. I seriously love these things.

Cake Batter Marshmallows | Cookies and Cups

Now…onto the important part.

I used the Cake Batter Marshmallows to make…dum dum dummmmmm…Cake Batter S’mores. You guys.

This is 2 sugar cookies, white chocolate and a cake batter marshmallow.

Possibly my favorite invention ever.

Cake Batter Marshmallows | Cookies and Cups


Cake Batter Marshmallows


makes 24 marshmallows


  • 4 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup white cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles, plus more for garnish

Coating 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp white cake mix


  1. Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray lightly. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup water and the gelatin. Whisk together and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile combine the sugar, 1/4 cup of the corn syrup, 1/4 cup water and salt in a small saucepan over high heat. Boil until the temperature reads 240° on a candy thermometer.
  4. While syrup is boiling pour remaining corn syrup in the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment. Place the gelatin, which will now be fairly solid in to the microwave and heat for 30 seconds, turning it back into a liquid. Pour that into the mixing bowl with the corn syrup and turn mixer on low and let it run.
  5. When the syrup is 240* slowly pour it in to the running mixer and turn speed up to medium. Beat it for 5 minutes. THEN increase speed to medium high and continue beating for another 5 minutes. Lastly turn mixer up to high and beat for 1 minute more. It will be opaque and fluffy.
  6. Sift in cake mix and fold sprinkles in, until evenly combined.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan, garnish with more sprinkles and and let sit in a cool, dry place for at least 6 hours.
  8. When ready to cut the marshmallows, make the coating by whisking together the powdered sugar, cornstarch and cake mix together.
  9. Remove the foil from the pan and peel back from the marshmallow.
  10. Dip your knife into the coating mixture and cut the marshmallows into squares.
  11. Coat each cut marshmallow with coating, to prevent sticking.


Store in a cool, dry place in single layer inside an airtight container fro up to 2 weeks. You will need to toss these again with more coating the longer they sit.

recipe slightly adapted from Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever from Piece of Cake

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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November 25, 2020 2:41 pm

What is cake mix?

December 26, 2019 8:34 pm

I made these for my daughters birthday treat for school. They turned out really hard. I didn’t press them down hard at all…I made a second batch really quick in the morning and same thing. Any ideas why this happened?? It doesn’t seem like anyone else has had that issue. They were really yummy!! Just on the harder side!!

December 26, 2019 8:15 pm

These are my go to rice crispy treats now! I have made many different flavors! Lemon, pumpkin spice, chocolate!!! Love it!

December 2, 2019 8:15 pm

Homemade marshmallows are my favorite thing on earth. Adding sprinkles is genius.

December 1, 2019 8:58 pm

Wow, marshmallows, they are so cute. 🙂

November 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Oh wow, this looks incredible!! I’m pinning it to my Delicious board 🙂

September 6, 2019 7:20 am

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful cake

August 22, 2019 5:18 am

It looks very attractive and easy to do.

August 4, 2019 6:33 am

These delicious treats are now my go to sweet. They’re simply delicious.

April 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Yum! These would be perfect for a birthday party bash! Thanks!

January 23, 2019 6:21 am

The colors are so vibrant and your photography is fantastic! Thx for sharing cake batter marshmallows recipe, I definitely add it to my cookbook!

September 28, 2018 7:24 am

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never had cake batter marshmallows! This recipe looks great though so hopefully that will change! Thanks for posting it!

June 25, 2018 4:21 am

These are such gorgeous photos! Awesomeness cake batter marshmallows! Will have to try them for my family.

May 28, 2018 4:30 pm

Yum! Those look delicious. I will have to pick up some sprinkles to make these at home.

April 30, 2018 2:54 pm

Oh my gosh!! This is absolutely amazing. I LOVE homemade marshmallows! I also love making them as gifts. Will definitely try this amazing recipe. Thanks and kudos for this awesome post 😉

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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