Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

A brownie-like cake that's a family birthday favorite. Stick to the recipe by melting the butter. It is key to a moist cake. No mixer is necessary. Most times I use two 9" round cake pans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat or in microwave; remove from heat and let cool several minutes. Add the cocoa and stir to mix; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, with a whisk beat the eggs and granulated sugar until well blended.
  4. To the egg/sugar mixuture, add the melted butter/cocoa and vanilla extract; stir or whisk until blended.
  5. Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Whisk to mix well. Add pecans and incorporate.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a lightly oiled 9x13x2 inch baking pan. The batter will be thick.
  7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately pour the marshmallows evenly over the top of the hot cake. They will soften but will not melt.
  9. For the topping:.
  10. Sift the confectioners' sugar with the 4 tablespoons cocoa. (This is easily done by using a seive and it also breaks up the lumps.).
  11. A few minutes before the cake is done, melt the 4 tablespoons butter and the evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat; remove.
  12. Combine the sugar and cocoa mixture with the butter and milk mixture. Pour over the warm cake.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. Cut into squares to serve.


Most Helpful

Lost my recipe and am so happy to find it! Fabulous cake!

Bjbull October 11, 2012

Heavenly hash was my favorite ice cream flavor when I was growing up. This cake bring back lots of memories and I just love all these flavors together- chocolate and marshmallows... YUM! Thanks for another wonderful recipe GailAnn!

Realtor by day, Chef by night March 04, 2012

Well, this is just heavenly. It does taste like a brownie plus a whole lot of deliciousness on the top with the marshmallows and rich frosting. You can't go wrong serving this decadent dessert. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 August 11, 2011

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