Hot Cocoa Cake

Hot Cocoa Cake

Exactly what January needs.


  • 2 teaspoons hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 4 ounces swim-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Topping:  mini marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease bundt pan with cooking spray then sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of hot cocoa mix.  In a medium saucepan heat water until warm.  Add butter, oil and semi-sweet chocolate.  Stir until melted.  Let cool 5-10 minutes.  Stir in sugar. 

In a medium bowl whisk flour, hot chocolate mix, baking soda, and salt. 

In a stand mixer, bowl pour the melted chocolate mixture.  Add eggs, one at a time mixing well.  Add vanilla.  Slowly add flour mixture.  Add buttermilk.  Fold in chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.  Pour into bundt pan and bake 50-60 minutes.  Let cool.

To make frosting, combine all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.  Heat 30 seconds, stir, then heat 30 more seconds.  Stir.  Pour over cooked cake.  Top with more mini marshmallows.