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Make the amazing Rocky Road Cake from EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival at home

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Make the amazing Rocky Road Cake from EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival at home
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Do you love eating ALL the Disney food? If so, take a look at instructions to create this over the top delicious Rocky Road cake.

EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival

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The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE is in full gear! There are so many amazing foods to try, including over 60 new dishes. This year’s festival menus are filled with delicious dishes.

Now, Disney shares the Rocky Road Cake recipe from the Flavors from Fire Global Marketplace.

So Much More than Chocolate Cake

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This Rocky Road Cake make look time consuming, but it’s actually pretty easy to make. The cake is delicious and doesn’t take much more time than a standard cake. The individual cakes topped with marshmallows, almonds, and ganache really set this apart from an everyday chocolate cake.

ROCKY ROAD CAKE RECIPE – Serves 8

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Ingredients

SPICY SUGARED ALMONDS

  • 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup unsalted almonds

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream

CHOCOLATE-BUTTERMILK CAKE

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup hot water

TOPPINGS

  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 sea salt
  • Reserved chocolate ganache

DIRECTIONS

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FOR SPICY SUGARED ALMONDS:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine 1 teaspoon sugar with the cinnamon and cayenne in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir remaining 1/3 cup sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Carefully add almonds and stir frequently for 8-10 minutes, until water evaporates. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes, until sugar begins to caramelize. Sprinkle cinnamon reserved mixture over almonds and stir to mix.
  4. Carefully pour almonds onto prepared baking sheet, separating with spatula.
  5. Cool completely, then coarsely chop. Store in airtight container up to 3 days.

FOR CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

  1. Spray eight 6-ounce ramekins with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place chopped chocolate in a medium glass bowl.
  3. Bring heavy cream to simmer in small saucepan over medium heat. Pour over chocolate. Let chocolate sit for 5 minutes, then stir until smooth.
  4. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of ganache in each ramekin and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. Keep remaining ganache at room temperature until ready to serve.

FOR CHOCOLATE-BUTTERMILK CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add egg, oil, and buttermilk. Whisk to combine. Carefully add boiling water and whisk until batter is smooth.
  3. Remove ramekins filled with ganache from refrigerator and fill each with 1/3 cup cake batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

To Serve

Carefully remove cakes from ramekins. Top each rocky road cake with 2 tablespoons of mini marshmallows and 1 tablespoon of spicy-sweet almonds. Warm chocolate ganache in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Drizzle ganache over each cake and sprinkle with sea salt.

NoteAlways use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. 

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