Rocky Road Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Rocky Road Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Rocky Road Cake

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"This was my Grandmother's recipe. It was the first cake I ever baked and now my daughter and her cousin's (ages 4, 5 and 9) make it. Its easy and soooooooo delicious!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch square pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Sift once more, then sift again into a 9 inch square pan.
  2. Make a well in the center, and measure in the oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour water over all and mix with a fork until smooth.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the frosting: In a saucepan, combine chocolate, margarine and water. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Fold in miniature marshmallows. Spread over cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2003

This was so moist and very good- I did add chopped walnuts to the frosting since thats what I know as Rocky Road with the marshmallows and nuts- The cake was and frosting however were fabulous I was skeptical of the vinegar but did use it. I intend to make it again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2014

This topping was grainy. I doubled recipe and found it needs at lease 40-45 minutes cook time. I did not like marshmallows on top. Would not make this recipe again.

 

15 Ratings

Oct 25, 2010

MAKE THIS CAKE! It was VERY easy, and the glaze/frosting was simple and came out delicious as well, though sweet, which IMHO, is a good thing. Best cake of this type I've had in a long time. Okay, so I confess I didn't sift anything. I did use a whisk to try and blend the dry ingredients, but I'm no pastry chef, so maybe that is supposed to do something, but the cake was amazing anyway. I plan to use the glaze on other cakes. It set up pretty quickly, and would work on many other cakes. I also think I may double the cake recipe but not the glaze next time, and bake in a 9x13 pan. I think I may also try without the marshmallows. DISCLAIMER: I do not, as a general rule, like chocolate cake. That being said, this one was absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe LEESON71!

 
Jan 01, 2009

Fantastic cake!!! I love the idea and it was a big hit with everyone! I doubled the cake recipe and baked it in a 9" tin. I did not need to double the frosting. It melted well and spread easily over the cake. I sprinkled the cake with mini marshmallows, white and chocolate chocolate chips. The topping set nicely and held the topping in place. I will be making this again. It was very easy!!

 
Jul 31, 2005

I made this for my nephew who is allergic to milk and compared to his other dairy free cakes, this was excellent!! I sifted the dry mixture only once, and baked as directed. Crumbly as I would expect a cake like this to be, but a very yummy version of dairy free cake!! Didn't make the frosting this round (the cake alone was yummy), but will definitely try it next time!

 
Feb 05, 2007

I love this cake! I bring this to people who are sick or had a baby and the size is perfect. The first time I made it I was out of white sugar so substitute brown sugar and I was so happy with the slight caramel flavor that I make it with brown sugar now.

 
Sep 18, 2009

Loved, loved, loved the cake but made more of a whipped icing the second time as I found this a bit too heavy for the cake.

 
Dec 30, 2007

This is a definite kid/teen pleaser. My kids would have given this 10 stars if they could have. My husband and I found it so-so and gave it 3 stars. It is super easy to make. I may not make it for us again, but it will be made for my kids and their friends for sure. Thank you for the recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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