Every now and again, I am required to make cakes for some random reason and naturally, the night that I am required to bake these cakes always seems to fall on a night where we have at least twenty seven other things planned which means my cakes invariably end up being the ones that are left at the end looking lonely on the table with a reduced to 10p sign on them.
But this week, I had a revelation after finding two big bars of cooking chocolate at the back of my cupboard. I made rocky road cake which took
Miss Frugal me less than 10 minutes and I don’t want to brag but they were all sold out at 30p a cake at the Children in Need cake sale at the kids school on Friday 😉
The beauty of this recipe is that really, there is no recipe.
I mixed the following things together in a bowl but you could really add less or more of everything or anything else that takes your fancy:
- 1/2 pack value crushed digestive biscuits
- 1/2 pack value fruit and nut mix (50p from Tescos this one was)
- a couple of handfuls of mini marshmallows
- Some random cherry jelly beans that we had
- 1 pack cooking chocolate
We mixed everything except for the chocolate in a bowl:
Next we melted the chocolate and poured it over everything else and gave it all a good old mix.
Usually we would have poured this into a tray bake by pouring the mix into our silicone traybake tray but as we were making cakes, we used a silicone mould with space for 12 small cakes. We filled each space and pushed the mix down as much as we could and then popped it in the fridge to set.
We left it a couple of hours and popped the cakes out of the mould and they were perfectly set – lovely little mouthfuls of yumminess!
P.S. I was so inspired by my non-recipe I even dug out my old Cooking with Kids badge – we’ll definitely be doing lots more cooking together coming up to Christmas! I might even have a competition coming up for you all 😉