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May 18, 2013

Coconut Marshmallow Cake

Coconut Marshmallow Cake perfect for Easter - crowd pleaser !

Look at that!  It is as fluffy and light as it looks.  No baking or cooking of any sorts, unless you count the boiled water.

It takes around 20 minutes to prepare and 2 - 3 hours to set. Perfect for me and it is so unusual!  I have never had a marshmallow cake before - toppings yes, but not a whole cake.

And  have a look at how pretty this looked before we cut it:

Coconut Marshmallow Cake perfect for Easter - crowd pleaser !

Do not wait too long before adding the layers, it might set on the outsides and not stick together. So let's get on to the recipe:


{1 Large Cake - 12 - 16 portions}

1/4 to 1/2 cup Coconut
1/3 cup Gelatine, plain
1 cup Cold Water
4 cups Caster Sugar
1 cup Boiling Water
1 TB Vanilla  {or whatever flavor you prefer}
3 Food Colorings
Coconut, to decorate
Candyfloss, to decorate

1.) Spray a deep, loose bottom cake tin with cooking spray - sprinkle a layer of Coconut on the base.
2.) Sprinkle the Gelatine over the Cold Water - wait until it becomes spongy - heat just enough for the Gelatine to dissolve  {do not boil}.
3.) Pour into a large mixing bowl {the mixture will be around 4 times the size when done} - add the Caster Sugar, the Boiling Water and Vanilla - mix with an electric mixer for 10 - 15 minutes until it turns white and thickens.
4.) Divide the mixture into three equal portions - add Food coloring of your choice to each bowl - mix again until just combined.
5.) Pour the first layer into the prepared cake tin, {it should be thick enough by now to add the rest} - repeat with the two remaining layers - chill for 2 - 3 hours.
6.) Remove from cake tin - roll or sprinkle with Coconut and place on a {coconut sprinkled} serving dish.

Decorate with Candyfloss - use a sharp knife to slice  {it's not that sticky that you will need a hot knife}

This recipe makes a huge cake, you can easily half the recipe if you'd like something smaller.


  1. OOOOoooooohhhhh! You weren't kidding when you thought I would like this!! Does it taste like a marshmallow? I think we call candy floss "Cotton Candy" here. Our gelatine comes in little envelopes that are about 1 tablespoon each. It's "Knox". Do you think it is the same thing and would I need enough envelopes to make 1/3C ? Do you need to keep this refrigerated?? Can you tell I plan to try this???!!!

  2. Linda I have never seen or heard of any such but it is lovely. I'm curious what it taste like. I'm with Danni ^ I'm curious about those things as well.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Swap N Share Sunday

  3. Such a different idea! It is very cute!

  4. This is the most unique thing. I love it.

  5. This looks amazing.. it would be the Perfect addition to a circus or carnival themed birthday party.. My kids would LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. hope you enter my Shabby Apple giveaway!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. What a unique recipe. I've not seen anything like this. Very interesting. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  7. Reminds me of cotton candy! Thanks for sharing at the Tried and True Recipe party!

  8. Oh my goodness so pretty, ok I'm going to try this for Elizabeth's birthday stay tuned. She will love this (or you can laugh at me trying to get something as pretty as that :)

  9. OMG - what a gorgeous cake!!
    I looooooove the colors, and the texture.
    This would be the perfect birthday cake for one of my friends :)

  10. This is SO sweet! I love it!

    Saw it at Spatula's On Parade!

  11. I've never heard of a marshmallow cake before... looks delicious!

  12. Very nice cake!i love the colors!

  13. Linda,
    This cake is so beautiful. I am so impressed.

  14. O M G!!!! This looks TOO Yummmm!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely week

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  15. Oh man that really does look so yummy! I love how fluffy and colorful it is.

  16. Sounds yummy and its so cute with all the colors!

  17. Wow! How fun is this?! I don't even know where to start! I saw this on the link up and kept telling myself I needed to go check it out .... Ok, so first, I love that there really is no "cooking" involved. Second, I love all of the colors and the fact the possibilities are endless! Third, I have never seen nor heard of a cake like this which scores major awesome points in my book! Fourth, it takes 20 minutes to make?! Totally my kinda recipe :) Fifth, it's topped with cotton candy - hello?! It looks magnificent, Linda! Seriously, love this!!

  18. Wow, that is one amazing looking cake! Does it taste as good as it looks?!

    Angela @ A Typical English Home

  19. Wow! i have never seen or had a marshmallow cake! i like the idea a lot. printed hoping to give it a go one day. thanks. found via Say G'day Party with Natasha in Oz

  20. What a fun idea! It is so pretty and sounds delicious!

  21. Wow! What a decadent cake! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker . I've pinned it!

  22. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. This is just too beautiful to eat..but it sure sound yummy. Thank you for sharing over at One More Time Events

  24. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)


  25. Beautiful cake!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Hope to see you again this week!

  26. Wow!
    Thanks so much for linking up week for week, I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    Marigolds' Loft

  27. I've never seen a marshmallow cake before...It's so pretty and I bet yummy too.
    Thanks for sharing it at Think Tank Thursday. I have featured you this week.

  28. What a delicious looking recipe! I've never seen a marshmallow cake before, I'm intrigued. Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Spotlight.

    Angels Homestead

  29. Linda, great visual appeal. Thanks for joining in the cake extravaganza. Cheers

  30. Wow, beautiful looking cake and a unique recipe!


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