Marshmallow Flower Cake Pots

filed under: Chocolate Cakes on May 28, 2011

 

Marshmallow Flower Cake Pots
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
cooling
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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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!

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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.

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These are marshmallows held together with white chocolate.

To make the flowers:

White Chocolate, melted

Sprinkles

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)

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

The frosting is just vanilla tinted green.

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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!

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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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Comments

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    I just love these, they are so cute!
    It really is so cute how kids want to give, but really hope there is some for them too 🙂
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  • Darla @ Bakingdom says:

    What a really fun, simple idea. I love that they get the sweet treat for a gift, but also a totally adorable flower pot…fantastic idea!

  • At Anna's kitchen table says:

    Ah, they are beautiful! What an awesome gift!

  • Bri says:

    its a very cute idea, I could have used this idea this week for my sons teachers (we went with real flowers and cookies) i was wondering though about the pots being food safe? I know unglazed terra cotta pots can be baked in but I was always told to stay away from the glazed.

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    Great question Bri! Generally the fear is that lead from glaze will leach onto food… but in my research I found thatnew pottery sold today in the United States is generally assumed to be safe from lead. Its not recommended to eat from old pottery or eat from pottery while traveling in other countries. Thanks for taking the time toinquireand have a wonderful day! 🙂

  • Cookbook Queen says:

    Adorable!!! Such a cute and easy idea.
    P.S. Pretty sure that marshmallows with green glaze icing count as broccoli.

  • Ashley says:

    with the pots you used, did you paint them b4 or after? they are very cute and i would love to do these for my sons preschool teachers at the end of the year. great idea…thanks 4 sharing 🙂

  • Robbi C says:

    So adorable! Your creativity inspires me!

  • teri@thefreshmancook says:

    These are adorable!! So cute and creative! I can’t wait to make one for my neighbor. Thanks for the post

  • Deborah H. Bateman says:

    These are so cute! You could use smaller pots and do this for a birthday party. I love the idea.

  • Paula says:

    Such an original way to say thank you. Can imagine how your son was busting with pride giving these to his teachers.

  • susan says:

    once again, Amanda, you out did yourself! such a fabulous treat…i would love to be one of your kids teachers!

  • Renee says:

    Super cute!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    What a cute presentation, so clever. I love the little pots.

  • Maria says:

    So fun! Love these!

  • Valerie says:

    Amanda, Thanks so much for your post. These are absolutely adorable. You have the BEST ideas. I will be making these next week.
    Blessings to you,
    Valerie @ http://www.thebloggingpastorswife.com

  • Lorie says:

    C-U-T-E!
    My girls would love to make those!

  • marla@familyfreshcooking.com says:

    These are so fun! At first I thought they were cookies, the marshmallows are a neat idea. Cool the way you stuck them together. A gift that would make anyone smile 🙂

  • Iolande says:

    These are yum and totally achievable!

  • Tyler says:

    Hey wow….I saw something similar to this on Bakerella…and I thought that was awesome….Yours look awesome too!! Good JOb

  • Michele says:

    These are too cute to eat! TFS!

  • Georgia Pellegrini says:

    Wow, these look so beautiful and advanced and I love that they’re not really… such a cute idea.

  • TidyMom says:

    these are just adorable Amanda

  • kristia says:

    so stinkin’ cute~~~ my children’s sunday school teachers would love these too! thanks for sharing the idea 🙂

  • Sarah O. says:

    I actually giggled when I read, “I certainly did not have time to bake and decorate them each a cake.” Because it seemed obvious to me that’s EXACTLY what you did! Just smaller ones, is all. With elaborate marshmallow treatments. (And at first, I thought you’d painted the pots yourself too.)
    Fun ones either way! 🙂

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