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Rocky Road Cake

This creative take on classic rocky road flavors creates a showstopping and absolutely delectable dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 1-3/4 cups dry roasted peanuts, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature milk chocolate kisses
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided


  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups peanuts, the chocolate kisses and 1 cup marshmallows; set aside.
  • Arrange remaining marshmallows to form the border of a road across the top of cake. Coarsely chop remaining peanuts and sprinkle inside marshmallow border. Lightly press chocolate mixture over sides and remaining top of cake.
How-To: After the cake is frosted, use 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows to outline a 2-inch wide "road" on top. See road»
Lightly press the chocolate kisses, peanuts and miniature marshmallows to evenly distribute the topping on the frosting. See topping»
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 665 calories, 37g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • EdaM
    Jan 20, 2013

    Hard to cut but looks good on plate

  • Rhonda Sue
    Mar 27, 2011

    This turned out great! It fed about 12-16 people and looked just like the picture. It was fun making such a beautful cake. I took a picture of it to brad at work.

  • nashannan
    Apr 6, 2010

    I had never baked a cake successfully before I baked this one for the bake sale raffle at the Mom & Dad's Club fundraiser. This was the cake that sold the most tickets! I was not only shocked, but was really proud of my success too!

  • krisbailey
    Feb 28, 2010

    No comment left

  • marcelina1953
    Feb 24, 2010

    My church sisters loved it.. they asked me if it was hard to make...I will do this again.. this time I'll do it in a 13 x 9 pan.Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii Marcy