Easy Rocky Road Cake

Easy Rocky Road Cake


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This cake is so easy to make your kids can help you do it. It was originally my grandmother's recipe.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 60g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 60g margarine
  • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups (250g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb soda and salt. Sift once more, then sift again into a 23cm square pan.
  2. Make a well in the centre, and measure in the oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour water over all and mix with a fork until smooth.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the icing: In a saucepan, combine chocolate, margarine and water. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and icing sugar. Fold in miniature marshmallows. Spread over cake.

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