Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

1/2 cup butter 
2 (1-ounce) squares baking chocolate 
1 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
2 eggs 
1 cup sugar 
1/2 cup applesauce 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 (10 1/2-ounce) package miniature marshmallows, divided 

In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat; remove pan and add chocolate. 
Let stand a few minutes and then stir until chocolate has melted. Cool for 10 minutes. 
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. 
In a mixing bow, beat eggs, sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients; mix well. 
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350*F (180*C) for 
20 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done when wooden pick inserted in 
center comes out clean. 
Set aside 1/2 cup marshmallows for the glaze. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows 
over cake. Return to the oven for 2 minutes or until marshmallows are softened. 

Glaze: 

1/2 cup sugar 
2 tablespoons milk 
2 tablespoons butter 
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 

In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
 Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips and reserved 1/2 cup marshmallows
 until melted. Quickly drizzle over the cake. (Glaze will harden as it cools.) 
Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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