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Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


20 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
Sherry Thompson of Seneca, South Carolina combines the best of both worlds with her combination turtle/rocky road cake that's rich, chocolaty and irresistible! Since it's frosted in the pan, traveling with it is easy!


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Meanwhile, for frosting, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa in a small bowl; whisk in cream and vanilla until smooth. While cake is still hot, drizzle with half of the caramel topping and half of the frosting. Sprinkle with marshmallows; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until marshmallows are softened.
  3. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping; sprinkle with nuts. Drizzle with remaining frosting. Cool on a wire rack.

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