Monday, January 30, 2017

rocky road cake

what do you do when you ask your friends almost 11 year old the day before his birthday what his favourite cake is (so you can make him one obviously) and he replies "rocky road". what the actual heck do you do? where do you go from there? i'll tell you what you do... you make something up pronto!

one white wings chocolate cake mix (yes, i admit, i completely cheated. you know why? because i had one in the cupboard and it was getting close to the expiry date!) split between two tins and baked. when cool, a layer of strawberry jam and whipped cream between the layers...

chocolate icing (included in the box) made and spread on the top, with cream rosettes piped onto the top around the edge. then... the rocky road! i melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl over boiling water and then mixed with marshmallows, chopped peanuts and desiccated coconut before tipping into a lined pan to cool in the fridge. when cold, i hacked it into pieces and then made a very messy, uneven stack in the middle of the cake. i loved it,..

and so did the birthday boy! his face was priceless, he looked like he had won the lottery. turns out spending time in the kitchen is sometimes worth every minute! 

happy birthday zion, we love you! ♥

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