Cake Batter Marshmallows

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As much as I love fall baking (and holiday baking for that matter), I have to say that I may equally Spring baking. I have a serious obsession with pastels. Maybe one as big as my sprinkle obsession. (just maybe!) I love dainty cakes and feminine colors so naturally, I embrace Spring baking.

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. I actually used to dread it when I live in Colorado, because that’s when we would get most of snowfall. I’m not a lover of snow. I will be the first to admit it. Gasp! I know…But I really have grown to love springtime. Especially here in Texas!

In the spirit of Spring baking, I am bringing some heavenly cake batter marshmallows. They are soft and fluffy and incredibly easy to make. All you need is a candy thermometer and a mixer. You will never want to buy another bag of marshmallows after you see how easy they are to make (and how much better they taste)!

Quick note: If you are making these in the South or Midwest, try to aim for a day that is not overly humid, otherwise your marshmallows may have a little trouble setting up. Happy Spring and Happy Baking!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.-121IMG_2965Line or grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Place 1/2 cup of cold water and gelatin in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside.

IMG_2967Meanwhile, heat the other 1/2 cup water, corn syrup, granulated sugar on low, until sugar is dissolved. (Making sure to constantly stir)

 

IMG_2969Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for about 30 min, or until candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees (Try not to stir it at all!).

 

IMG_2970Remove from heat and stir into the gelatin mixture.

 

 

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Mix on High for 8 minutes or until mixture triples in size. Mix in the cake batter flavor, , and beat for additional 1-2 min.

IMG_2976Pour the mixture into the greased/lined pan, and allow it to set overnight.

IMG_3034Once it has set, Lay it out on a cutting board (dusted with powdered sugar.

 

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Cut 1/2 inch – 1 inch sized pieces using a sharp knife (spray with nonstick cookie spray to prevent sticking. Roll each marshmallow in confectioner’s sugar and set aside.

 

IMG_3040Melt candy wafers in 30-second intervals in microwave. Dip one half of each marshmallows and top with sprinkles.

cover-twoAllow to set before serving

 

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