Double Fudge Rolo Cake

April 19, 2018

 I have been craving a super rich chocolate dessert for a few days now, so when we decided to have some friends over for dinner I jumped at the opportunity to appease my sweet tooth! I went to look in my baking cabinet and there was a bag of Rolo's starring back at me. I also saw a chocolate fudge cake mix and the wheels started turning... I gathered up a few more ingredients and the chocolate adventure began! 

   I started by dumping in the cake mix and looking at what is supposed to be added... but I knew I wanted to mix it up and bring some creativity to this mix. So, don't be surprised when I start adding some extras that aren't listed on the back of a regular old box of cake mix. 

 

 The only steps from the back of the box I followed were adding the 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 3 eggs, and preheating the oven to 350 degrees of course.

    The box called for 1 1/4 cup of water, but I thought, let's take it up a notch... let's do 1 cup hot chocolate and 1/4 cup of milk instead of water. I mean those are kind of like water, right? I figured it would just enhance the chocolate flavor.

 Then to make the cake even richer I added 1 TBS of dark chocolate powder and 1 tsp of vanilla. I blame the intense chocolate cravings... I told you I was having chocolate cravings right? 

 

   Then I started unwrapping the Rolos. I didn't do the full bag at this point, I did about 2/3 of the bag, and saved the rest for chopping up to put on the top of the cake.

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