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17 Easy Marshmallow Cake Recipes

Do you love the taste and texture of marshmallows?

If so, you’ll love these delicious marshmallow cake recipes! But let’s back up a little. 

What exactly are marshmallow cakes?

Marshmallow cakes are a dessert made up of layers of fluffy white marshmallows and cake.

Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake with Marshmallows
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They’re sweet, simple, and perfect for any occasion. Everyone’s sure to love them.

Plus, they’re effortless to make. So it doesn’t matter if you want a simple single-layer or something more elaborate.

It doesn’t matter if you like chocolate or vanilla.

These 17 marshmallow cake recipes have you covered no matter what you’re craving. 

1. Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi mud cake is decadent, fluffy, gooey, and incredible.

Every bite features loads of chocolate, ooey marshmallows, and rich, sugary frosting.

If you have any older southern relatives, you’ve probably had this masterpiece before.

If there’s one thing southern women know how to make, it’s Mississippi mud cake.

If you’ve never had it, don’t fret. I envy you. You’re about to taste something truly divine. (I’m a little jealous about it, actually.)

2. Marshmallow Chocolate Poke Cake

Want a chocolate cake that’s moist, rich, and delectable? You have to try marshmallow chocolate poke cake

Like all poke cakes, this one is downright liquid inside (in the best way). It’s also light, fluffy, and unbelievably tasty. 

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Top it with marshmallow whipped cream and a chocolate ganache swirl. It not only makes it beautiful but also more indulgent. 

3. Easter Peeps Cake

This gorgeous, colorful cake is perfect for Easter. You make it with your favorite boxed cake mix and icing.

This one goes for double chocolate. You can use any combo you like, however.

Once it’s ready, add Peeps around the side and M&Ms on top.

It takes an ordinary (but tasty) cake and makes it wonderfully festive. 

4. Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

Here’s another moist, juicy poke cake. You cover the cake and fill the holes with buttery, liquified marshmallows. 

It gives the cake a distinctive, almost buoyant texture, unlike anything you’ve tried.

Then, you top it off with hot chocolate-flavored whipped cream. 

Add whatever additional toppings you like best, and serve. It’s scrumptious but also very rich.

One piece should be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5. No-Bake Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse Cake

I love simple, no-bake desserts that taste as good as they look.

This one features a crunchy Oreo crust topped with a silky smooth chocolate mousse layer.

For even more decadence, you add a shiny coating of chocolate ganache.

Finally, scatter broken Kit-Kats across the top for extra crunch. 

Between the textures and flavors, it’s hard to know which is better. 

6. S’mores Icebox Cake

This 25-minute layered dessert tastes just like s’mores. Only it’s cooler and much more refreshing.

If you like chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, it’s the recipe for you.

7. S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Sometimes, one s’mores cake isn’t enough. That’s where this s’mores ice cream cake comes in handy. It still has the same spectacular s’mores flavor. 

However, this one also comes with cold, vanilla marshmallow ice cream. There are also a couple of layers of fluffy chocolate cake. It’s a creamy, fudgy, s’mores-flavored delight. 

8. Lemon Marshmallow Poke Cake

I know; I know! So far, this list has been all about chocolate. Every recipe is some version of a chocolate and marshmallow cake. 

But what about those of us who want something lighter? Brighter? Zestier? 

Give this lemon marshmallow poke cake a try. It’s pillowy soft, spongy, and full of vibrant lemon goodness.

It’d be perfect for a spring or summer brunch. 

9. Whoopie Pie Cake

Whoopie pies are classic desserts that have been around for ages.

In the simplest terms, they’re two layers of chocolate cake with a creamy center.

(Think of them like Ding Dongs, only larger.) 

This recipe starts with a Whoopie pie and adds rich chocolate ganache to the top. 

You’ll still get all the soft, spongy yumminess of a regular Whoopie pie. The rich topping just makes these even better. 

10. Peanut Butter Confetti Cake

Unless you’ve tried it, peanut butter confetti cake is almost impossible to imagine. There’s nothing quite like it. 

It has a chewy, fudgy consistency with plenty of gooey marshmallows in every bite.

It also has a buttery, nutty flavor with rich notes of butterscotch.

The colored mini marshmallows give this cake its unique texture. They’re also where all the colorful “confetti” comes from. 

Because it’s so easy to make, it’s a terrific ‘anytime’ dessert. However, the multicolored marshmallows also make it perfect for Easter. 

11. Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

Stand back pineapple upside-down cake. Strawberry upside-down cake is here, and it’s here to stay.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m team strawberries all the way. 

As much as I love pineapples, they have nothing on strawberries.

These gorgeous red berries are sweet, tart, and just a tiny bit tangy. This cake features all those flavors, as well. 

Best of all, you’ll need minimal ingredients to make it.

It uses strawberries, strawberry Jell-O, strawberry cake mix, and standard baking ingredients. (And the marshmallows, of course!)

It’s a light, fluffy, strawberry-packed treat, perfect for the summer months.

12. Birthday Cake Marshmallows

These might look like petit fours, but they aren’t. They’re soft, springy marshmallow cakes.

They’re delightfully spongy and will practically melt in your mouth.

They’re insanely sweet and sugary and boast plenty of colorful sprinkles. If these don’t get you in a festive, partying mood, nothing will. 

13. Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse Cake

Sometimes you come across a recipe that is too good not to share.

This strawberry marshmallow mousse cake is one of those recipes! 

It’s easy to make and tastes terrific. Plus, it’s ideal for any occasion because it’s the perfect cake. Everything about it is heavenly.

And who can say no to a wealth of strawberry flavor? I know I can’t. That’s why this is one of my all-time favorite summer cakes

14. Ding Dong Cake

Remember earlier when I was talking about Ding Dongs? How would you like to try a Ding Dong cake?

It’s rich and chocolatey with a sweet, gooey cream center. 

It’s lighter and cakier than real Ding Dongs. The dark chocolate frosting makes it far more indulgent, too. 

15. The Best Vanilla Cake

This warm vanilla cake is comforting, sweet, and feels like coming home.

It’s a fluffy, moist cake with homemade marshmallow frosting. 

It’s simple, elegant, and divine.

It’s easy enough to make, so you can have it for dessert any time you like.

However, it’s also gorgeous and enchanting enough for more formal occasions.

If you’re a fan of old-fashioned baked goods, this cake is the one you want.

16. Fluffernutter Cake

Fluffernutter! Fluffernutter! Fluffernutter!

Isn’t that the most fun and exciting word to say? I love it so much. But what is fluffernutter?

According to this recipe’s author, fluffernutter is a “peanut butter + marshmallow creme sandwich.” It’s also Massachusetts’ official sandwich. 

This recipe takes that sandwich and turns it into a cake. It’s light, spongy, and pure, unadulterated decadence. 

Make sure you add the broken Reese’s to the top. It gives it that little extra touch of pizazz.

I also go a little heavier on the salt because I love that sweet-n-salty combination.

17. S’mores Mug Cake

Want a single-serving, sinfully chocolate cake in just 5 minutes? You can have it! 

This s’mores mug cake takes a mere 5 minutes of prep and 2 minutes in the microwave.

You need 10 common ingredients and not much else. 

If you love overly chocolatey s’mores, this cake is perfect for you. It’s crunchy, creamy, and ultimately gooey all at once. 

Go ahead and make a few if you have guests over, though. I promise you that you won’t want to share yours.

17 Easy Marshmallow Cakes

Treat yourself with these tasty marshmallow cake recipes! From poke cake to icebox cake to birthday cake, no one can resist these delicious creations.


  • Mississippi Mud Cake

  • Marshmallow Chocolate Poke Cake

  • Easter Peeps Cake

  • Hot Chocolate Poke Cake

  • No-Bake Chocolate Marshmallow Mousse Cake

  • S’mores Icebox Cake

  • S’mores Ice Cream Cake

  • Lemon Marshmallow Poke Cake

  • Whoopie Pie Cake

  • Peanut Butter Confetti Cake

  • Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

  • Birthday Cake Marshmallows

  • Strawberry Marshmallow Mousse Cake

  • Ding Dong Cake

  • The Best Vanilla Cake

  • Fluffernutter Cake

  • S’mores Mug Cake


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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