Rocky Road Cake

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This was my Grandmother's recipe. It was the first cake I ever baked and now my daughter and her cousin's (ages 4, 5 and 9) make it. Its easy and soooooooo delicious!!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 to 9 - inch square pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Sift once more, then sift again into a 9 inch square pan.

  2. Make a well in the center, 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 center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  4. To make the frosting: In a saucepan, combine chocolate, margarine and water. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Fold in miniature marshmallows. Spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
19g Fat
84g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 60g
Protein 4g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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