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Warm Rocky Road Cake Recipe

Warm Rocky Road Cake Recipe

When it's warm, this reminds me of super-moist lava cake. And until I made this, I didn't think a slow-cooker cake could be so attractive. It's a real winner. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, GA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups 2% milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; add 1-1/4 cups milk. Beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Transfer to a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle cook-and-serve pudding mix over batter.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, heat remaining milk until bubbles form around sides of pan; gradually pour over dry pudding mix.
  • 3. Cook, covered, on high 3-4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out with moist crumbs.
  • 4. Turn off slow cooker. Sprinkle marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans over cake; let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until marshmallows begin to melt. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without ice cream): 386 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein .

Reviews for Warm Rocky Road Cake

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bessiebell 222566
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"i made this yesterday, and it was wonderful it was very rich. my mother loved it."

tribefan56 197567
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"I was a bit disappointed in this recipe. It tasted good the day I served it, but it sat in the refrigerator ever after and no one wanted any more. (and I have three boys and a husband). The leftovers kind of tasted like grainy chocolate cake, it was not all that flavorful left over."

MrsOwens 212719
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Very good. Very sweet, but very good! Will make again when I am cooking for a crowd."

JBiester 186083
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"I made this recipe for work and it was a big hit!"

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