Rocky road cake Recipe

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serves:

6

Prep:

25 min

Cooking:

55 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 585 kCal 29%
Fat 27g 39%
  -  Saturates 11g 55%
Carbohydrates 77g 29%

Rocky road cake takes the classic refrigerator cake and transforms it into an irresistible chocolate sponge. This rocky road cake is any chocolate lover’s dream! The addition of biscuits, dried fruit and chocolate pieces in the sponge mix make this cake a little more exciting than the average chocolate cake. Our rocky road cake has a melted marshmallow topping that makes it so eye catching too.

Ingredients

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 60g vegetable oil
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 free range egg
  • 60g buttermilk
  • 40g dried cranberries or raisins
  • 50g white chocolate chips
  • 100g broken digestive biscuits
  • 20g mini marshmallows
  • To decorate
  • 30g white chocolate, melted
  • 30g dark chocolate, melted
  • 20g mini marshmallows
  • You will also need
  • A tall 18cm cake tin, lined and greased

Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Place the butter, oil and cocoa powder into a medium pan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool then add 125ml of water, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, flour and a pinch of salt and whisk to combine.

  • In a separate bowl beat the egg with the buttermilk. Add the mixture from the pan and combine, next add the cranberries, chocolate chips and biscuit pieces through the mix.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle 20g marshmallows on top.

  • Bake for 45-55mins, remove from the oven when an inserted knife comes out clean, allow the cake to cool in the tin, run a knife around the edge before turning out.

  • Using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake and top with mini marshmallows.

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If you are not able to find buttermilk you could substitute it for natural yoghurt

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