Gourmet Marshmallow Recipe

gourmet marshmallows

Tried a Gourmet Marshmallow yet?  Gourmet Marshmallows have been hailed as the new cupcake over the years with their exciting range of delicious flavours. Unlike the cupcake though…they are gluten free and fat free! Woohooo!

The number of people who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease increases annually and we have been constantly asked for gluten free products so it’s lovely that we can now launch our gluten free range!  

Send our gourmet marshmallows as gifts or order marshmallow favours for weddings and corporate events! Feeling adventurous, why not try making your own marshmallows at home with this delicious Gourmet Marshmallow recipe?

gourmet marshmallow recipe



  • 125g icing sugar for dusting
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 300ml water, divided
  • 4 tablespoons unflavoured powdered gelatine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 30 min  

Cook: 20 min  

Time to set: 8 hours

  1. Dust a 9 inch baking tray generously with icing sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together caster sugar, golden syrup and 175 ml water.
  3. Using a thermometer, Heat to 120 to 130 degrees C or alternatively you can heat in microwave.
  4. If you don’t have a thermometer heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  5. While syrup is heating, place remaining water (125ml) in a metal bowl and sprinkle gelatine over the surface.
  6. Place bowl over simmering water until gelatine has dissolved completely. Keep in a warm place until syrup has come to temperature. Remove syrup from heat and whisk gelatine mixture into hot syrup. Set aside.
  7. In a separate large mixing bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Continue to beat, pouring syrup mixture into egg whites in a thin stream, until the egg whites are very stiff.
  8. Stir in vanilla or flavour of your choice along with food colouring. Spread evenly in tray and let rest 8 hours or overnight before cutting.
  9. To decorate you can sprinkle with chocolate, caramel,coconut, fruit powder
  10. Enjoy!

gourmet marshmallow recipe

No time for baking?  Check our our gourmet marshmallow range in our online cake shop, sending cake instead of flowers anywhere in the UK.

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We want these world cakes in our life right now!

Some of the best world cakes from around the globe….. Which one is your favourite?


1. German Black Forest Cake

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The most famous German dessert….. The Black Forest Cake or Gateau as some prefer to say. This is one of our favourite world cakes and originates from the south-east of Germany, Surprisingly, it is not named after the Black Forest mountain range but from the speciality liquor from the region named Schwarzwälder which has a main ingredient of cherry. This therefore gives the cake its main ingredients – cherries and cherry liquor!

On top of this the cake contains cream and lots and lots of chocolate. If you can get your hands on some of this traditional German drink then we recommend you use this but otherwise any cherry based liquor will do perfectly.

2. Holland’s Stroopwafels

world cakes

The Dutch’s Stroopwafels are truly scrumptious! They translate into syrup wafels in English and two of these yummy biscuits are sandwiched together with a beautiful caramel gooey syrup with a generous amount of butter and brown sugar. Perhaps not the best for those on a strict diet!

Unfortunately, you will need a special waffle iron for this recipe; however, you can also use a shallow waffle iron or pizzelle iron. We know this isn’t really a world ‘cake’ but we decided to put it in anyway!

3. Italy’s Panettone

world cakes

Italy are known for their pizza and their pasta dishes but have you ever tried this Italian signature cake? This sweet bread is normally eaten over the festive period and contains various types of fruit including raisins and currants.

After you have made one of these world cakes it will make the perfect pairing with a sweet liquor such as Amaretto or with a hot chocolate as a sweet treat before bed!

4. China’s Mooncake

world cakes

This delectable Chinese treat originates from the Mid-Autumn festival and is a kind of pastry – or as the Chinese call it a kind of ‘cookie’ – which can have a variety of fillings and tends to have artistic patterns on the outer surface.

Fillings can include red beans, lotus seed paste, chocolate and green tea.

5. Japan’s Castella cake

world cakes

A simple yet scrummy treat which is perfect with a cuppa! This sponge cake is slightly more sweet and moist than usual sponge cake but is super easy to make. This is also perfect to be served as part of afternoon tea or as a dessert.

6. Portugese Custard Tarts

world cakes

Bring one of Portugals favourite pastries into your home with this authentic recipe. These tarts have a rich egg custard with a crisp pastry with a hint of vanilla for added flavour.

These are easy to make and highly addictive!

 7. Spain’s Orange and Almond Cake 

world cakes

This delectable Spanish treat tastes delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. Made with whole oranges and ground almonds, this fruity cake has a wonderful fresh flavour – perfect for a summers day.

The cake is so light yet it contains so much flavour.

8. Mexico’s Tres Leches Cake 

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This authentic Latin-American cake which translates as Three Milk cake is topped with vanilla and whipped cream. The recipe includes three different types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and whole milk and when combined the three milks create a beautiful sweetness.

This cake is moist but not mushy and is an alternative on the traditional sponge cake.

9. Swedish Kladdkaka Cake

world cakes

Otherwise known as ‘chocolate sticky cake’ this is literally like an under-baked traditional chocolate cake. The Swedish delight is also very similar to a Chocolate Brownie and is often eaten with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

10. French Macarons 

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This French classic is a sweet meringue based confection and can come in a variety of different colours and flavours. This recipe is a basic guide to make the treat; however, French Macarons can be extremely hard to get right.

Here at Cake Cetera we specialise in French Macarons and bake them to perfection in a variety of flavours including vanilla, lemon, salted caramel and chocolate. And they can be personalised too!


No Bake Oreo Bars

Hello Lovely Cake Cetera readers.

My name is Chrissy, I blog over at Beauty, Bit’s ’n’ Blogs, I have been blogging for around a year and blog about everything, from Beauty to parenting and baking!  I have always been a lover of baking since a very young age, I remember baking in the kitchen with my Grandma as a little girl.  I am really looking forward to sharing some first time baking and some quick simple recipes with you!  Firstly my no bake oreo bars. I hope you really enjoy them and I would love it if you would share a picture of your end results!

I wanted to make something simple but really naughty at the same time. These no bake oreo bars are made with just three simple ingredients: Oreos, Marshmallows and butter. They are super easy and really quick to make if you need something to knock up that is sweet and yummy. Lets get baking!

no bake oreos


450g of Oreos (this was about 3 packs for me).

5 cups of Large Marshmallows (2 bags of supermarket ones).

4 Tablespoons of Butter.


How to Make It:

1. Using a food processor blend up all of the oreos until they are grounded down and look a little bit like soil. I found that it is nice to leave a few larger pieces in it for extra crunch.


2. Make sure your marshmallows are in a microwavable bowl and add the butter to the top of them. Pop them in the microwave until they look puffy and sticky, (I did this for around a minute in our 900w microwave.).


3. Add the grounded oreos to the marshmallow mixture, and mix, mix, mix!! You will need this to be in a fairly large bowl as I found I had to do a really quick bowl swap half way through! 🙂


4. Line a tray with baking paper to stop the mixture sticking.

5. Spread the mixture into the tray and press it outward into the edges.


6. Put it in to the fridge to set for around 10 minutes.

7. Cut in to squares and ENJOY! 🙂


Thank you for reading. Lots of Love, Chrissy@ Beauty, Bit’s ’n’ Blogs!

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