Sunday, 26 June 2016

Rocky road cake.

A scrumptious cake inspired by the tasty chocolatey treat, this rocky road cake takes the staple flavours of rocky road, and turns them into a rather yummy cake. Incredibly easy to bake, and incredibly tasty too!

  200g butter
  200g caster sugar
  3 large eggs
  160g self raising flour
  40g cocoa powder

For the buttercream
  80g butter
  130g icing sugar
  30g cocoa powder
  mini marshmallows to top

Pre heat oven to 190c/170c fan/gas mark 5, grease and line two round 6" sandwich tins.

Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add in the eggs one at a time, mixing as you go.

Sift in the flour, followed by the cocoa powder, and blend to combine.

I used Whittard's Rocky road cocoa powder for this bake to recreate the flavours of this tasty treat, but a good quality cocoa powder should do the job just as well, adding the chocolatey flavour to the bake.

Once blended, divide the mixture between the two tins and bake for 20-25 minutes till risen.

Leave in the tins to cool for 10 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack to cool down.

Once cooled, prepare the tasty buttercream, to start blend together the butter with half of the icing sugar till combined. Sift in the remaining icing sugar, then add the cocoa powder to blend, again I used Whittard's Rocky road cocoa powder, mixed in with a plain cocoa powder (I used a 50/50 mix of both to ensure a more chocolatey buttercream), then mix to combine, the result with this was a lovely smooth buttercream that had the taste of the tasty chocolatey treat mixed in.

Place the base of the cake on a plate, then spoon half of the buttercream on top and spread over the cake with a palette knife to evenly cover the cake. Place the second half of the cake on top, then spoon the remaining buttercream on top and spread it evenly over the cake top with the knife. Finish off by sprinkling some mini marshmallows on top, much like with your usual rocky road bake, and you'll have a tasty treat that's inspired by a Rocky road!