Marshmallow Flower Cake Pots

filed under: Chocolate Cakes on May 28, 2011


Marshmallow Flower Cake Pots
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
50 mins

How fun are these “Flower Pots”? It is just chocolate cake with green frosting and a marshmallow flower in the middle!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marshmallow Flower Cake Pots
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee I use decaf
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the three flower pots and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center springs back when touched.

  4. Cool in the pots for at least 2 hours.

How fun are these “Flower Pots”? It is just chocolate cake with green frosting and a marshmallow flower in the middle!


Last Sunday I needed to put together a gift for my kids Sunday School teachers.

I wanted to bake them something… and I wanted it to be cute and unique but I certainly did not have time to bake and decorate them each a cake.

So I made these little diddies.


These are marshmallows held together with white chocolate.

To make the flowers:

White Chocolate, melted


Big marshmallows

Glaze recipe, in the colors of your choice

long skewer or candy stick

First create the design on “top” of the flower. Dip the flat center part of the marshmallow in melted white chocolate and then in sprinkles. Set aside.

Next, we will assemble the basic flower shape. Place sprinkle covered marshmallow on a baking sheet covered in wax or parchment paper. Did the round, curved side of one marshmallow into white chocolate. Let excess drip off, then press gently into the sprinkle covered marshmallow. Repeat until you have surrounded the entire sprinkle covered marshmallow and have a basic flower shape.

I mixed up a batch of my glaze icing and piped it on the marshmallows for a bit of extra color and threw the flower back in the fridge to dry.  (You could also repeat the same process you did with the sprinkle covered marshmallow except in different colors sprinkles.)

Let flower harden in the fridge for 30 minutes or on the counter for an hour.

Gentle insert the stick through the bottom of the flower and through the sprinkle covered marshmallow. (do not go all the way through to the top marshmallow)



Before you are ready to give the flower as a gift, insert the flower into the cake.

The frosting is just vanilla tinted green.


And off to church we went!  The kids were so excited to give them to their teachers.  My oldest kept asking me if his teacher would share the cake with him.

Little did he know… I had one extra at home to surprise him with.

We snacked on glaze icing covered marshmallows all week! Er, ah, I mean… we snacked on carrots and broccoli all week!


This is one of those super easy, super pantry friendly, really nice way to say thank you projects.

You could also make them red, white, and blue if you forgot to make a Memorial Day dessert like I did.

A Big THANK YOU to all those who have bravely and selflessly served this great country!

TIP: Be sure to get a pot that is safe to bake in.

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  • Nancy @SensitivePantry says:

    So adorable!!

  • Glory/ Glorious Treats says:

    Very cute!! I’m sure the teachers felt super special! Oh, and of course my children only eat carrots and brococli too! =)

  • Barbara says:

    What a perfect summer treat, Amanda! I bet the teachers loved them!

  • Sugar Momma says:

    So Clever! I have a Ladies Tea coming up they would be so perfect do on a smaller scale & put at each place setting as a favor! I can’t wait to do them! Thank You for all of the clever idea’s that you come up with & sharing them with us!

  • Trish Shamp says:

    Super. super. cute…I live by the motto..Fast and Fancy. This sure fits.

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Well, these are just darling! I bet the Sunday School teachers fight to have YOUR kids in their class….not that Sunday School teachers fight, but well, I bet there is some serious finger crossing going on. 😉

  • Miri Leigh says:

    These are adorable! Can’t wait to try this out!

  • Shaina says:

    I love this idea! So cute and easy.

  • Suzette says:

    Love those pops of bright colors! A guaranteed cheery day. Thanks for sharing Amanda.

  • grace says:

    great idea! i, for one, wouldn’t need the cake base–the white chocolate and marshmallows would satisfy me just fine! 🙂

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Such a fun idea… Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! 🙂

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    Seriously! How adorably fun are these! Love those pots!

  • Harry Bronson says:

    This is such a perfect gift idea for your kids and your loved ones. It looks like a figurine at first, but when you take a closer look at it, you’ll see how it looks so delicious and mouth-watering! Yum!

  • Cyndi says:

    How do I know my pots are safe to cook in? I bought 3 totally cute ones from Walmart. They also have a small hole in the bottom. Any suggestion on how to take care of that issue?

  • Sara says:

    Okay, I totally bought those exact same flower pots at Michael’s. How did you know they were safe to bake in?
    And what a cute idea!

  • Deb (Domum Vindemia) says:

    I recently found your blog and I am IN LOVE! Thank you so much for sharing your great tips and ideas; I really want to make some of these flowers for my daughter’s birthday paarty now. 🙂

  • Jolena @TheRubyKitchen says:

    These are just adorable. What a cute way to bring a little cheer to someone’s day or say thank you!