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Rocky Road Fudge Poke Cake

Rocky Road Fudge Poke Cake

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fudge-poke-cake-recipe, rocky-road-fudge, rocky-road-fudge-poke-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 529kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 15.25 oz box chocolate fudge cake mix plus ingredients eggs oil and water to prepare
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 11 oz jar hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 ½ cup mini chocolate chips divided
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cup sliced almonds toasted


  • Prepare the cake mix per the instructions on the package using the amounts for eggs, oil and water called for. Bake in a 13 x 9 inch cake pan per directions.
  • Remove from the oven and Immediately take a fork and poke holes all over the hot cake.
  • Warm the hot fudge in the microwave just enough to make it pourable then whisk together with the sweetened condensed milk. Spread over the hot cake, gently pressing into holes.
  • Arrange the marshmallows on top and sprinkle ⅓ cup of mini chocolate chips over the marshmallows.
  • Return to the oven for 5 minutes to allow the marshmallows to melt and become slightly golden.
  • Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 cup mini chocolate chips in the microwave with ½ cup of heavy cream. Heat in 20 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until smooth.
  • Drizzle over the warm toasted marshmallows and crumble the toasted almond slices on top. Let stand for 30-45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


To  toast almonds: Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast for 6-8 minutes until lightly golden and fragrant. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg