Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a quick and easy recipe starting out with a cake mix. I take it to a lot of potlucks because it travels well. The "frosting" bakes along with the cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) swiss chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 14 cup oil
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 14 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1 14 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 13 cup butter, melted
  • 12 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped (or you can use walnuts if you prefer)


  1. Prepare cake mix according to directions using the 3 eggs, oil and water.
  2. After the mix is well blended, stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows inches.
  3. Spread the prepared batter into a 13 X 9 inch baking pan which has been lightly sprayed with non-stick coating.
  4. Over the batter, pour the melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar and nuts evenly on top of the butter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. COOL AT LEAST 30 minutes BEFORE serving!


Most Helpful

I did not use the nuts, but other than that followed the recipe, right down to the swiss chocolate cake mix. It was not "rocky roady" at all - the marshmallows sort of disappear. It was rich, almost like a brownie but lighter in texture. The 'frosting' added a nice contrasting texture and it did travel well. Easy to make, tasted good, and there were no leftovers. Would be perfect served slightly warm with vanilla ice cream!

DancesInGarden June 16, 2007

I made this cake for a family dinner, I didn't get to try it, but it did get rave reviews. I couldn't find the swiss chocolate, so I used devil's food instead. Thanks for a great recipe that travels really well!

MiMadre' December 27, 2006

This is a fantastic cake. The last time I made it Dh brought it to work as a treat. He said it was scary watching a bunch of teamsters fighting over this cake. Do take the time to find a Swiss Chocolate cake mix, (Duncan Hines makes one) it makes all the difference in the world. This cake is uber moist, sweet, and has a little crunch to it as well. I also make it quite often to take to events as it is always a hit and it is easy to put together.

Michelle S. November 18, 2006

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