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This dense, moist chocolate cake is filled with fluffy marshmallow. Care for a slice of nostalgia?

Pastry chef and blogger Irvin Lin has a new cookbook out that will have you reaching for the nearest sheet pan. Love to bake? Like elaborate projects? Grab a copy of Marbled, Swirled and Layered and get ready to impress some folks with this “nostalgic” marshmallow-filled chocolate cake.

Nostalgia is powerful emotion. I’ll be walking down the aisle at the grocery store, minding my own business, looking to buy some kale and maybe a free-range chicken to roast, and then wham! a box of mass-produced cupcakes with the little squiggly white loops are staring me in the face and I get weak in the knees. They’re too sweet for my adult taste buds and the chocolate cake will be slightly dry and oily at the same time. But I still hesitate and think about buying them because the nostalgia draws me in. The solution is to make a version from scratch. My homemade tube cake version perfectly satisfies that nostalgic itch. Once you get a bite of this cake, you’ll know what I mean.

Reprinted with permission from Marbled, Swirled and Layered