Rocky Road Celebration Cake

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I know you’re probably thinking ‘Dannielle you just had a celebration at your place, Miss 8’s Birthday’……. and I would say ‘you are completely correct BUT with all the excitement of Miss 8’s Birthday celebrations I forgot about my 2 year BLOGIVERSARY, yes that’s right I have been blogging away here now in this little piece of cyber space for 2 years now (plus a little bit!)’

A big thank you going out to all my lovely readers for travelling with me on this little journey, you guys are just the greatest, I love it when you share pictures with me of the recipes you’ve made from my blog, the messages you send me telling me how much you’ve enjoyed them and all that sharing, liking and commenting you do for me over on Facebook. We’ve got a real little community happening here and it just makes me feel so happy and grateful! Here’s to many more delicious moments!

You all know I don’t need much of an excuse to make something super scrummy and sugarfied, my ‘Blogiversary’ seemed the perfect fit. I’ve been toying with a few idea’s since building up a slight collection of confectionery (bought on sale) in my pantry (mainly marshmallows, Clinkers and Cadbury blocks of chocolate). Zadada took a peek in there the other day and commented on the abundance of chocolate, I politely informed him the bulk of it would be disappearing very soon.

‘VERY SOON’ came very soon indeed and this Rocky Road Celebration Cake was the outcome of making most of that confectionery vanish from our pantry, just like that! This cake takes next to no time to whip up, and you only need to give it around 2 hours in the fridge to set, no baking necessary with this little treasure!

Rocky Road CC 3

Next time you’re short of time for creating a birthday cake, you might like to consider this little lump of deliciousness, I guarantee the recipient won’t be disappointed. The beauty of a creation like this is that you can mix and match the mix-ins to what ever your taste buds desire, just use the marshmallow and chocolate quantities in the mix and make any substitutions you like. I couldn’t resist but to use some of our personal favs…..Clinkers, Red Frogs, Macadamia Nuts, Oreo’s, Maltesers and M&m’s, soooooo good!

http://zamamabakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Rocky-road-CC-top-shot.jpg

This really is a fun cake to make, the kidlets eyeballs just about fell  out of their heads when they saw it taking shape. I explained there was some setting time to be had as well as some photography time (The joys of having a blogger as a mum!)

Rocky road celebration cake 1

Finally the time came for taste testing, I managed to sneak in a few shots of Mr 10, I think he liked it, actually I know he loved it because he asked for another piece after dinner.

Rocky celebration cake taste tester

I don’t want you thinking bad thoughts of me either……that big wedge of a slice in the photo’s below was not what I served him, in fact that big wedge easily divided up into 8 treat size portions, this cake will serve out around 64 of those! It’s a great cake that goes a long way!

Here’s your how-to:

Rocky road celebration cake instructions

 

Rocky road celebration cake 2

Rocky road celebration cake

5.0 from 2 reviews
Rocky Road Celebration Cake
 
Prep time
Cook time
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Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 2 x 200g Crunchie Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate blocks
  • 1 x 200g Plain Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate block
  • 2 x 280g pkts Pascall marshmallows
  • 1 x 300g Pkt Cadbury Clinkers ,cut into 3rds.
  • 190g Pkt Allen’s Red frogs, halved
  • 45 g mini Oreo's (2 x mini snack packs)
  • 100g Macadamia nuts, halved
  • ½ cup M&m's
  • 65g Maltesers
Instructions
  1. Line the base and sides of a 20cm round spring based cake tin with baking paper (my tin is 7cm deep, you'll need at least that) leave a 2cm over hang of paper up the sides to prevent any spillage.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine marshmallows, clinkers, red frogs, oreo's & macadamia's, set aside.
  3. Place Chocolate in a glass or stainless bowl over a saucepan of not quite simmering water. Stir occasionally with a metal spoon until chocolate has melted completely (when melting large quantities of chocolate I find stove top method easier)
  4. Add melted chocolate to confectionery/nut mixture and gently fold through.
  5. Carefully spoon/pour chocolate mixture into prepared tin, pressing down mixture gently to even out.
  6. Press maltesers into top of cake and sprinkle with M&m's.
  7. Place in fridge to set for around 2 hours or until firm.
  8. Decorate with ribbon for an extra celebrationary touch.
  9. Slice with a heavy duty kitchen knife.
  10. Enjoy!

Note in the recipe I’ve said 32 serves (these serves would be very generous serves as far as consuming chocolate goes) personally I would cut all those serves in half again giving you 64 treat size portions, I’ll leave the serving size up to you.

There are so many celebrations this cake would be great for……Birthdays, Anniversaries, Blogiversaries (of course!), baby showers, Christmas centre piece, Easter centre piece, an over the top take-a-plate option and I think it would be the perfect centre piece for the candy bar at a wedding!

Until the next time………

Zamamabakes

(Visited 16,190 times, 2 visits today)

Rocky Road celebration cake feature

I know you’re probably thinking ‘Dannielle you just had a celebration at your place, Miss 8’s Birthday’……. and I would say ‘you are completely correct BUT with all the excitement of Miss 8’s Birthday celebrations I forgot about my 2 year BLOGIVERSARY, yes that’s right I have been blogging away here now in this little piece of cyber space for 2 years now (plus a little bit!)’

A big thank you going out to all my lovely readers for travelling with me on this little journey, you guys are just the greatest, I love it when you share pictures with me of the recipes you’ve made from my blog, the messages you send me telling me how much you’ve enjoyed them and all that sharing, liking and commenting you do for me over on Facebook. We’ve got a real little community happening here and it just makes me feel so happy and grateful! Here’s to many more delicious moments!

You all know I don’t need much of an excuse to make something super scrummy and sugarfied, my ‘Blogiversary’ seemed the perfect fit. I’ve been toying with a few idea’s since building up a slight collection of confectionery (bought on sale) in my pantry (mainly marshmallows, Clinkers and Cadbury blocks of chocolate). Zadada took a peek in there the other day and commented on the abundance of chocolate, I politely informed him the bulk of it would be disappearing very soon.

‘VERY SOON’ came very soon indeed and this Rocky Road Celebration Cake was the outcome of making most of that confectionery vanish from our pantry, just like that! This cake takes next to no time to whip up, and you only need to give it around 2 hours in the fridge to set, no baking necessary with this little treasure!

Rocky Road CC 3

Next time you’re short of time for creating a birthday cake, you might like to consider this little lump of deliciousness, I guarantee the recipient won’t be disappointed. The beauty of a creation like this is that you can mix and match the mix-ins to what ever your taste buds desire, just use the marshmallow and chocolate quantities in the mix and make any substitutions you like. I couldn’t resist but to use some of our personal favs…..Clinkers, Red Frogs, Macadamia Nuts, Oreo’s, Maltesers and M&m’s, soooooo good!

http://zamamabakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Rocky-road-CC-top-shot.jpg

This really is a fun cake to make, the kidlets eyeballs just about fell  out of their heads when they saw it taking shape. I explained there was some setting time to be had as well as some photography time (The joys of having a blogger as a mum!)

Rocky road celebration cake 1

Finally the time came for taste testing, I managed to sneak in a few shots of Mr 10, I think he liked it, actually I know he loved it because he asked for another piece after dinner.

Rocky celebration cake taste tester

I don’t want you thinking bad thoughts of me either……that big wedge of a slice in the photo’s below was not what I served him, in fact that big wedge easily divided up into 8 treat size portions, this cake will serve out around 64 of those! It’s a great cake that goes a long way!

Here’s your how-to:

Rocky road celebration cake instructions

 

Rocky road celebration cake 2

Rocky road celebration cake

5.0 from 2 reviews
Rocky Road Celebration Cake
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 2 x 200g Crunchie Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate blocks
  • 1 x 200g Plain Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate block
  • 2 x 280g pkts Pascall marshmallows
  • 1 x 300g Pkt Cadbury Clinkers ,cut into 3rds.
  • 190g Pkt Allen’s Red frogs, halved
  • 45 g mini Oreo's (2 x mini snack packs)
  • 100g Macadamia nuts, halved
  • ½ cup M&m's
  • 65g Maltesers
Instructions
  1. Line the base and sides of a 20cm round spring based cake tin with baking paper (my tin is 7cm deep, you'll need at least that) leave a 2cm over hang of paper up the sides to prevent any spillage.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine marshmallows, clinkers, red frogs, oreo's & macadamia's, set aside.
  3. Place Chocolate in a glass or stainless bowl over a saucepan of not quite simmering water. Stir occasionally with a metal spoon until chocolate has melted completely (when melting large quantities of chocolate I find stove top method easier)
  4. Add melted chocolate to confectionery/nut mixture and gently fold through.
  5. Carefully spoon/pour chocolate mixture into prepared tin, pressing down mixture gently to even out.
  6. Press maltesers into top of cake and sprinkle with M&m's.
  7. Place in fridge to set for around 2 hours or until firm.
  8. Decorate with ribbon for an extra celebrationary touch.
  9. Slice with a heavy duty kitchen knife.
  10. Enjoy!

Note in the recipe I’ve said 32 serves (these serves would be very generous serves as far as consuming chocolate goes) personally I would cut all those serves in half again giving you 64 treat size portions, I’ll leave the serving size up to you.

There are so many celebrations this cake would be great for……Birthdays, Anniversaries, Blogiversaries (of course!), baby showers, Christmas centre piece, Easter centre piece, an over the top take-a-plate option and I think it would be the perfect centre piece for the candy bar at a wedding!

Until the next time………

Zamamabakes

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20 Comments on “Rocky Road Celebration Cake

  1. This is my kind of cake! I love it! Happy Blogaversary – looking forward to raising a glass to more Zadventures at the weekend! x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I’ll be sure to pack you a piece with your name on it! Can’t wait to raise that glass with you xx

      Reply
  2. Oh! Congratulations on your blogiversary! This cake is SO COOL! Seriously, what a brilliant idea! I just made rocky road this week too. But your cake is has literally taken the cake, for the most amazing form of rocky road EVER!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jess, time sure does fly when you’re having fun!
      So glad you like my cake, thanks for saying such lovely things about it sweet lady xx

      Reply
  3. Lauren

    Hi there – suggestions for a substitute for mashmellows in this recipe?? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Mmmmm not really Lauren, rocky road isn’t really Rocky Road without marshmallows, you could mix in some of your favourites biscuits or cookies broken up and a few extra jelly lollies. Hope that helps ????

      Reply
  4. omgosh! You had me at No bake! I bet this tastes as good as it looks! Yum!
    Happy blogiversary! xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Hehehe, thanks Shannon. It does taste pretty darn good. Have a great 2nd half to your week! xx

      Reply
  5. Happy Blogiversary! I just know this cake is going to be a hit with my Dad and my boyfriend (both rocky road addicts) I can’t wait to make it for them soon! I think this would be such a hit at Christmas time too!

    Reply
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  7. Happy blogiversary! What an achievement! This looks amazing, maybe once I have recovered from all the food at problogger I might attack it.

    Lovely to meet you too.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks sweet lady.
      I know what you mean about ‘all the food’ it was absolutely delicious and beyond all my expectations!
      So lovely to meet you too xx

      Reply
  8. Having been lucky enough to try this over the weekend, I can honestly say that it’s the best rocky road I’ve ever eaten. AMAZING!!! So great to catch up Danielle – if only we didnt live so far away!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You are too kind lovely lady! So glad you enjoyed it.
      Oh how I wish you were only a drive away Lucy, thank goodness for the Internet!

      Reply
  9. Happy bloggaversary!! This is so awesome – I’m going to make this for my brothers 40th birthday, will pin it so I don’t forget (it’s not til March!) So glad I got to meet you in person xxx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thank you!
      Oh your brother will love this, you’ll have plenty of time to stalk out all the confectionery when it’s in sale Malinda!
      So glad I got to meet you too lovely lady xx

      Reply
  10. oh my! this looks soooo good! Definitely pinning for next celebration!
    #FFF

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      It’s so yummy Charlene.
      I hope it’s a hit at your next celebration!

      Reply
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