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Rocky Road Turtles(R) Cake Recipe

Rocky Road Turtles® Cake

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"Chocolate, caramel, nuts, marshmallows, cake. YUM! Hint: If you need to cover the cake with plastic wrap, insert toothpicks in the side and top of the cake. This will keep the plastic wrap away from the frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 (2 layer) 8 or 9 inch round cake Change Servings


  1. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box. Use two 8 or 9 inch pans. When the cakes are done, turn them out of the pans. Let them cool for about forty minutes. When the cakes are almost cool, but still slightly warm to the touch, cut small slits in the tops of each layer.
  2. Melt about 1 1/2 cups of the marshmallows and the chocolate frosting together in the microwave. Stir together ever thirty seconds or so to keep the sauce smooth.
  3. Melt the caramels in the microwave with a tablespoon or two of milk. Stir every twenty seconds or so.
  4. Place 1 layer of cake on serving dish. Pour enough of the chocolate frosting mixture over the bottom layer of the cake to cover the top and sink into the slits. It is okay if the frosting drips over the edges. Pour enough of the caramel sauce over the bottom layer to cover it liberally. Sprinkle about half of the nuts and remaining marshmallows over the caramel. Go easy on the marshmallows though, or the top won't sit well on the cake.
  5. Place top layer over marshmallows, and pour on the remaining chocolate frosting mixture to cover the top of the cake. Let it drip over the edges and cover the sides of the cake as well. Some of the frosting will pool at the bottom and that's fine.
  6. Now sprinkle remaining nuts and marshmallows over the top. Try to get them to stick to the sides as well. I use a lot of nuts and marshmallows on top. Finally, drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the cake.
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  • TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet’s Candy Company.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 19, 2006

Great cake! I made my slits too big which made the cake break apart in the middle. After I added the toppings to the top it didn't look as bad. I will make sure that when I made the cake again to make the slits smaller. Tasted great, very moist. I saved a little of the chocolate frosting mixture for the top as well. The combination of the caramel and chocolate drizzle made a great look over the nuts and marshmallows. I will make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2007

Tastes good, but way too messy!!! If I made it again, I would just frost the cake normally and add caramel, nuts, and marshmallows on top of each slice.


8 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Fun and fast to make. My 8 year old helped and we had a blast. Looks like a very expensive cake.

Nov 24, 2003

Wonderful cake!!! I had some people over for a birthday dinner and they raved about it. I didn't put much of the marshmallows on top, as it was perfect without it and looked beautiful. Will definitely save this recipe for future use.

Aug 29, 2002

I had a hard time keeping it all cake was lacking in presentation, but everyone loved it! It was very moist and delicious. The next time I make it I'll make sure to cut very small slits :) Great Idea!

Aug 29, 2002

Easy, looks like you went to a lot of trouble.


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  • Calories
  • 506 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.4 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 478 mg
  • 19%

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

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