Fudge Mallow Cake

Recipe by Terri's mom @ that's some good cookin'

The cake:
  • 1 German chocolate cake mix (the original recipe called for a homemade German chocolate cake...not a good plan for me)
Bake according to package directions.  Allow to cool before adding frostings.

Frosting #1:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature (save whites for frosting #2)
Combine above ingredients and cook over low heat until thickened to the consistency of pudding, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Frost cake with cooled mixture.
Frosting #2:
  • 2 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 7 ounce jar of marshmallow cream
Mix egg whites, sugar, water, cream of tartar, and corn syrup in the bowl portion of a double boiler. Place over boiling water. Beat ingredients with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add marshmallow cream. Beat to spreading consistency, then frost cake on top of frosting #1.
  • 1 bottle chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's).  You will not need the whole bottle, so save some for another use...like maybe on a spoon...with peanut butter.
Add swirls with chocolate syrup.  Oh, and good luck with that swirl thing.  You might want to wait until you serve the cake and then drizzle some chocolate syrup across the top of the cake piece.