Giant Jos Louis

Giant Jos Louis
Prep Time
1h 30 min
12 servings

Before red velvet became all the rage, Canada had the humble Jos Louis. A red velvet cake sandwich with a creamy marshmallow-y filling and milk chocolate coating, this portable snack was a lunchbox favourite.

So what could be better than a Jos Louis? A giant Jos Louis! This cake, inspired by an iconic Canadian snack, is sure to delight both kids and adults with its delicious and nostalgic flavour.



box red velvet cake mix, baked as instructed in two 9-ince cake pans
cup unsalted butter
1 ½
cups icing sugar
cup whipping cream
jars marshmallow creme (198g jars)
1 ⅓
cup milk chocolate chips
cup whipping cream (for chocolate glaze)


Step 1

Use a serrated knife to cut the domed top off one of the 9-in. round cakes. Place cake on a platter. Leave the second cake as is.

Step 2

To make icing, beat whipping cream in a large bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 min. Beat in butter and icing sugar until very stiff, 1 to 2 min. Fold in marshmallow creme until just combined (icing should not be runny.)

Step 3

Spread marshmallow icing over cake layer on platter to the edges. Top with second cake layer.

Step 4

Place cake in freezer for 10 minutes.

Step 5

To make glaze, microwave chocolate chips and whipping cream for 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is melted. Let the chocolate cool slightly.

Step 6

Pour glaze over top of cake. Use a metal spatula to spread the glaze over top and sides of cake. If chocolate pools at the bottom of the cake, use your spatula to scrape off excess chocolate.

Step 7

Refrigerate cake for 1 hour or overnight.

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