Rocky road cake is a delectable ultimate chocolate cake with all the flavors of the Rocky Road candy bar; marshmallows and loads of chocolate!
I’ve been making this chocolaty-chocolate cake for about five years now, but only for special occasions.
My son is the one who requested a chocolate cake topped with Rocky Road candy bars for his birthday one year and again this year, so this has become his cake.
After experimenting with different chocolate cake recipes over the years, I now have the most flavorful, moist cake that has become my ‘go to’ recipe for chocolate cakes and cupcakes that I’m happy to share!
This drool worthy cake is delicious, decadent, and divine!
There is a a hint of cinnamon adding to the rich chocolate flavor which really adds a nice taste to the cake.
Between the layers there is chocolate frosting and just a bit of marshmallow fluff, and then we top this gorgeous baby with ganache and chopped pieces of Rocky Road Candy bars.
Hello, little bites of heaven!
Each bite is very much worth every calorie, so run an extra mile or skip the glass of wine.
Wait, scratch that. Don’t skip the wine because chocolate and wine is an amazing combination.
Do what you need to do to enjoy this treat! Deal?!!
Rocky Road Cake
Decadent rocky road cake has all the flavors of the popular candy bar. This cake is most requested for special occasions.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water, hot
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperture
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- 8 ounce semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 Rocky Road Candy Bars cut in small pieces for garnishing the top of the cake.
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 647Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 3gSugar: 65gProtein: 7g
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Jessica (Savory Experiments)
Oh wow, this Rocky Road cake would surely be a hit in our house!
Thanks, Jessica! This cake is perfect served a room temperature!
Rocky road is my dad’s favorite, so I know what I will be making for his next birthday! Thanks this looks scrumptious!
Oh, if your dad is a rocky road fan, this is the recipe for him! He’ll love it!
Holy cow this looks amazing! I love the cake plate too 🙂
Thanks, Tammy! I have a slight obsession with cake stands. There are just so many pretty ones!
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Oh good heavens!! This is amazing, Sandra!! Now that will cure a chocolate craving for sure!! yummmmmm
Thank you, Heidy! So rich and delicious.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Rocky road cake sounds fantastic! I want some today. I’ll pretend it’s my birthday.
LOL! I laughed out loud when I read your comment. It can absolutely be your birthday whenever you want 🙂
Gorgeous cake! Love everything about it. I am sure the lucky birthday person loved it too…. I know I would have!
Thanks, Mary Ellen. This cake is always a hit!
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Oh wow, this looks like the ultimate decadent cake! I am going to request this for my next birthday cake! It is worth the extra mile (or two, or five!) I will have to walk to burn off the calories!
Everyone will get their chocolate fix on your birthday 🙂
Oh my goodness!! This is my kind of cake!! Absolutely love this. Rocky road is one of my favorites.
Isn’t rocky road the best. Simple flavors, but so tasty!!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Oh my word…how delectable! wow. a celebration indeed!! I’d probably cry with joy if someone made this for me for my birthday! haha You have a lucky family!!
One of the best tasting cakes I’ve made. Hands down! I would totally make this cake for you Renee 🙂
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
Oh my goodness! This cake looks crazy amazing! 🙂 Love.
Thanks, Carrie. Chocolate lovers delight 😉
Choc Chip Uru
Oooh this looks so indulgent and delicious! Lovely recipe 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks, CCU! How about swapping for your chocolate ice cream 😉
This is a gorgeous cake, very impressive! I would definitely run a few extra miles just to have a piece of this cake! Love the marshmallow and frosting between layers. Oh yum, love everything about it!
Yep! This scrumptious chocolate cake is worth every bite and the extra sweat too!
What a gorgeous looking cake. It’s so chocolatey with the frosting and the ganache. It looks very pretty decorated with rocky road, one of my favourite chocolate snacks. This is very festive and would be wonderful at any celebration xx
Thank you, Charlie! Not every store stocks the Rocky Road candy bars, and only had to try two places before we found a stash!