Rocky Road Cake

Several years ago, when my hubby and I were first dating, we attended a banquet that had the most incredible cake for dessert. It had walnuts, marshmallows, and chocolate chips in it and it reminded me of rocky road ice cream. I had just discovered a passion for baking so I decided to try to make my own version of the cake at home, and thus was born my Rocky Road Cake.

Last week we celebrated the birthdays of two dear friends and when I asked them what kind of cake they liked they both said chocolate. It’s been a while since I made this cake so I decided it was about time I made it again. I’m excited to share one of my favorite cake recipes with you!

Rocky Road Cake

Begin with a chocolate cake box mix, but don’t follow the directions on the box. Instead, add 1 cup of buttermilk, 4 eggs, and the amount of oil the directions call for. Beat the cake batter together for about 2 minutes. This will create a nice, thick batter that the other ingredients won’t fall to the bottom of in the cake pan.

Rocky Road Cake

Add the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts to the batter and gently stir them into the batter.

Rocky Road Cake

Then pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. (I like to use Pam baking spray instead of butter or shortening.) Bake the cake according to the directions on the box mix.

Rocky Road Cake

After the cake has cooled, you are ready to add the toppings. Put half the container of chocolate icing in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave it on half power for 1-2 minutes (until it is runny enough to pour). Drizzle the icing over the cake and quickly add marshmallows and walnuts before the icing sets.

 

Rocky Road Cake
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Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • vegetable oil (the amount called for on the boxed cake mix)
  • ¾ - 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Pam baking spray
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 can chocolate icing
  • small amount walnuts and marshmallows for topping
Instructions
  1. Begin with a chocolate cake box mix, but don't follow the directions on the box. Instead, add 1 cup of buttermilk, 4 eggs, and the amount of oil the directions call for. Beat the cake batter together for about 2 minutes. This will create a nice, thick batter that the other ingredients won't fall to the bottom of in the cake pan.
  2. Add the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts to the batter and gently stir them into the batter.
  3. Then pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. (I like to use Pam baking spray instead of butter or shortening.)
  4. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box mix.
  5. After the cake has cooled, you are ready to add the toppings. Put half the container of chocolate icing in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave it on half power for 1-2 minutes (until it is runny enough to pour). Drizzle the icing over the cake and quickly add marshmallows and walnuts before the icing sets.

1 Comment

  1. Tammy DeWitt

    Mmmmmm…. definitely drool-worthy! Not quite on my weight-watchers plan, so I’ll just dream over the pictures and have a sugar-free fudgesicle – LOL.

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