The Rocky Road/Messy Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Cake aka 'The Messy Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Cake aka ‘The Messy Chocolate Cake

Messy Chocolate Cake

The cake pictured is made by multiplying the recipe x 3 and sandwiching the layers with cream.  You could also just serve it as a single layer!


4 eggs

185ml sugar

5ml vanilla essence


200ml cake flour

10ml baking powder


Pinch of salt

85ml cocoa powder

100ml boiling water

125ml sunflower oil

To serve:

30ml apricot jam

15ml water

200g milk chocolate, chopped

75ml fresh cream

Marshmallows, nuts etc, to garnish

Here’s how:

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Grease and line a 25cm cake tin.

Dissolve cocoa in boiling water and leave aside to cool.

Sift the cake flour and baking powder.

Add the salt to the sifted dry ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with a hand held beater.

Gradually add the sugar while beating continuously.

Continue beating until the mixture is thick and pale in colour.

When the beaten egg mixture leaves a trail on the surface for three seconds, add the vanilla essence and sifted dry ingredients.

Fold the flour into the egg mixture.

Pour the cold cocoa mixture and sunflower oil into the mixing bowl.

Gently fold the ingredients together.

Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes.

Turn out the cake onto a wire rack and glaze with the hot jam.

Leave the cake to cool.

Boil the cream and then add the chopped chocolate.

Whisk the cream until the chocolate dissolves.

Continue whisking until the chocolate is thick and shiny.

Pour chocolate over the cake and garnish with marshmallows etc.


  1. HI YUDHIKA.. I MADE YOUR CHOCOLATE CAKE AND I MUST SAY IT WAS Totally amazing and full proof coming from a person who cant bake to save her life.. your cake was the first cake my family enjoyed… thank you so much for the step by step…. I was just wondering if you could please give me one of your full proof recipes…

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