Hot Chocolate Cake

with marshmallow buttercream

Gather the ingredients - * Eggs * Vegetable oil * Milk * Vanilla extract * Flour * Sugar * Cocoa powder * Baking powder * Salt * Butter * Powdered sugar * Marshmallow fluff * Mini marshmallows * Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 3 six inch pans with nonstick spray and dust with cocoa powder.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined.

Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Divide batter evenly between the three cake pans and place in the oven.   Bake for 30-35 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into each  cake and it doesn't come back wet.

Remove cakes from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Transfer to a  cooling rack and invert the cakes to remove them from the pan.  Let  cool until completely cool.

Beat butter and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

Slowly add in powdered sugar until completely combined.  Add in marshmallow fluff and continue to beat until combined.

If your cakes are not flat on top, cut the tops off to make them flat and each layer even in height.

Take one of the cakes and pipe frosting around the edge and in the  middle.

Use an icing spatula to spread the frosting evenly on top. Repeat with the next two cake layers.

Pipe around the side of each of the cake layers and then using the icing spatula to spread it evenly around.

– Place chocolate chips around the bottom of the cake. – Top the cake with a pile of mini marshmallows. – Sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.

Slice and serve.

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