Chocolate overload!

I have been on a chocolate kick for a little bit now and I think this will be the last overtly chocolate recipe I make for a few weeks (probably…maybe?). Anyway made this loaf cake using some leftover batter I had when making a small batch of cupcakes.
Here are the deets:
It’s a Chocolate fudge cake with a chocolate Marshmallow filling topped with chocolate chips.
Here’s the recipe–remember that I used the leftover batter from making 12 cupcakes, so this full recipe will make 2 loaf cakes or 24 cupcakes.
  • 1-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 c. chocolate fudge sauce – either homemade or the kind you buy to top ice cream…NOT syrup

Preheat oven to 350
Grease your loaf pan. Combine/sift flour, baking soda and salt…set aside. In the microwave melt you chocolate with the water…micro for 45 sec then stir continuing at 15 second intervals and stirring until chocolate is melted.

In your mixer cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Pour melted chocolate in a little at a time and mix. Combine completely.
Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk starting and ending with flour. Lastly fold in the chocolate fudge sauce. Don’t worry that it won’t be combined completely (that’s what makes the cake really chocolaty).
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake approx 35 min, until cake pulls away from the sides of the pan and top of cake is firm to the touch. Let stand in loaf pan for 5 min and then remove from pan.
NOW for the filling…enough for 1 loaf cake (if making 2 double the recipe)

  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 T. milk or cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips reserved for topping

In microwave-safe bowl add chocolate chips. In microwave melt for 30 seconds, stir and continue at 15 second intervals until melted completely. In another micro-safe bowl add marshmallows and milk and microwave for 30 seconds and then stir continuing until marshmallows are melted. Now add the melted chocolate chips to melted marshmallow mix and combine until chocolate is incorporated. Now using a knife make a slit long-wise in the cake. Fill in the slit with the marshmallow mix. Then top with reserved chocolate chips. ENJOY!!

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