21 May 2015

Cheery Cherry Rocky Road Bundt Cake

Our challenge this time for #BundtBakers was to create a rocky road cake.  Thinking about the flavors of my favorite rocky road ice cream, a chocolate ice cream sundae with marshmallow topping and walnuts and cherries on top, I knew I wanted to recreate that flavor profile in a cake.

cheery cherry Rocky Road Bundt Cake

The cake is loaded with goodness, from the salty walnuts, sweet cherries and chocolate chips.  The marshmallows melt and combine to make a sauce that sticks to the cake.  I added the marshmallows to the top and gave it a quick broil to brown them.  The result was this delicious cake, easy to make but looks like you spent hours in the kitchen. 

Cheery Cherry Rocky Road Bundt Cake

by Terri Steffes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients (serves 12)
  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 1/4 c cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c water
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 1/4 c maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 c chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 c chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 c maraschino cherries, divided
  • 1 c marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350
Grease bundt pan carefully. Place 10 cherries in the bottom of the bundt pan, covered by all the marshmallows, 1/3 c. chocolate chips and 1/3 c walnuts.
Mix together cake mix, cocoa, eggs, water, juice and oil. Beat for 2 minutes. Stir, beat one more minute. Add in the rest of the cherries, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Pour into prepared bundt pan, covering cherries, marshmallows, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Bake for 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes, invert onto parchment paper and let cool.
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