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Gooey, Chewy Rocky Road Cake

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  • Makes: 15 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted if you like
  • 1 7 - ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar

Directions

  1. In a heavy, large saucepan, melt the 1 cup butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. Meanwhile, grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate mixture in saucepan. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just till combined. Stir in the 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just till combined. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Place on a wire rack. Immediately spread the marshmallow creme evenly over the top. Cool completely in pan.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup melted butter, cocoa powder, half-and-half, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed till smooth. Slowly beat in 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in additional half-and-half till spreading consistency. Spread over cake. Cover; chill in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Cut just before serving. Makes 15 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Gooey, Chewy Rocky Road Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 15, sat. fat (g) 21, carb. (g) 81, sodium (mg) 302, pro. (g) 7, chol. (mg) 111, calcium (mg) 50, Fat, total (g) 37, fiber (g) 3, iron (mg) 2, cal. (kcal) 657, vit. A (IU) 826

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