Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's a long and Rocky Road for #BundtBakers this month

Our host for this month's Bundt challenge is none other than Laura of Baking in Pyjamas.  Don't you just love that blog name?!!  Laura has challenged us all to create a Rocky Road Bundt.  You know the Rocky Road you usually find in fudge or ice cream?  That Rocky Road.  I was up for it because I love Rocky Road.....that mixture of chocolate, marshmallows, cherries and nuts....how can you not love it.

I decided to go the easy route and just toss all my rocky road ingredients into a boxed cake mix, put it into a bundt pan and hope for the best.....



Well?  What do you think?  This is how it looked when I pulled it from the oven.  You can see the marshmallows peeking through.



Then I held my breath and turned it out onto the cooling rack.  Perfection!!



Keeping with the "It's beautiful outside and I don't want to spend this gorgeous day in the kitchen" theme, I continued with the easy peasy by opening up a jar each of marshmallow and hot fudge ice cream topping and poured them over the cake once it cooled.  Sprinkled the top with nuts, mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and Voila....



The next test was cutting a slice and seeing if the ingredients all sank to the bottom (top) of the cake or if they stayed scattered througout.  Here is what I found..... Well, you can't win them all.  The marshmallows melted right into the cake along with the chocolate chips and the dried cherries are dark also so they don't stand out but...... The tastes were all there.  The cake was moist and delicous and presented beautifully.

What a great theme Laura.....THANKS!!

Rocky Road Bundt Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 c. water
1/3 c. canola oil
1/2 c. miniature chocolate chips plus extra for garnish
1 c. miniature marshmallows plus extra for garnish
1/2 c. dried cherries
1/4 c. coarsley chopped pecans
1/4 c. marshmallow ice cream topping
1/4 c. hot fudge ice cream topping

In large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil with a mixer set on low speed until moistened and then on med speed for two minutes.  Stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallows and cherries. Pour into a Bundt pan that has been treated with baking spray and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the thickest part of the cake removes cleanly.

Cool in pan on baking rack for 10 minutes.  Invert the pan, releasing the cake to the rack and cool completely.  When cake is completely cooled transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with the marshmallow and hot fudge toppings that have been heated in the microwave.  Sprinkle with nuts and additional chocolate chips and marshmallows.  Print Recipe

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30 comments:

  1. It looks delicious. And since I am not a fan of marshmallows I would be happy that they melted in the cake. The ones on top I could pick off and give to Darian as he loves them. This looks like a keeper to me!!

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  2. Now that's one dark and delicious cake. Who cares if the chocolate, cherries, and marshmallows disappear into that dark cake. The surprise of the flavor is there and that is what counts.

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  3. Yumm Wendy!! That cake looks PERFECT to enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! :)

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    1. Thanks Rebekah. It was very decadent.

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  4. Good grief! I want to roll around in that! That looks so good and I love easy.

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  5. The cake looks moist and I am sure it had all the flavors. Sometimes I do like the ease of a box cake mix.

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    1. Yes, it depends on my schedule and energy level.

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  6. Looks divine!!! My marshmallows and chocolate melted too but the cake was so delicious!

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    1. Yes, the flavors remained thankfully and now we know for next time.

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  7. Your bundt looks so rich and delicious. I know the feeling of holding my breath until that bundt pops out!!

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  8. I love the dark color on you bundt Wendy! It looks so moist and delicious. Sometimes I whip out a box mix too, just easier and yields just as delicious results.

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  9. So glad you enjoyed this month's theme. I've never had rocky road ice cream before, we don't get that here in UK supermarkets. Your bundt sounds delicious, I can imagine that cake tasted so good.

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    1. No Rocky Road ice cream!! Oh the horror!! Next time you are on this side of the pond you will have to make sure to try it. Thanks again for hosting Laura.

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  10. It does look so moist, so delicious, so perfect...

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  11. My chocolate chips melted too - extra delicious¡

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  12. It does indeed look like perfection...moist and delicious. I can only imagine how delicious this bundt must be. xo, Catherine

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