Sooooo who is ready for a wonderful Easter? I know I am. Easter is fast approaching which means we are all eagerly planning and gathering our Easter dinner ideas. What do we serve, how do we make everyone happy, will we have enough or will we have too much, how can we ‘wow’ everyone this year compared to last year… there is a lot to think about.
So I’m going to make it very easy for you with this post, starting with this Rocky Road Cake (and ending with awesome Easter menu items for you — you’re welcome). On Easter, we make Easter cakes, preferably Easter cakes with chocolate because an Easter without chocolate is no Easter at all.
This Easter cake is rather special because it is much, much easier than regular ‘baked’ cake. And we all love easy cakes, right? So thumbs up for Rocky Road and this no-bake Rocky Road Cake.
Whilst anyone can make Rocky Road Cake very easily, it is great for getting the whole family involved in cooking as adults big and small would have fun breaking up the biscuits and mini eggs whilst sneakily eat a chocolate finger and a marshmallow or three.
I see you running out to get the ingredients to make Rocky Road Cake for Easter (and at least two times before Easter — erm to ‘test’ it, of course)…
How To Make Rocky Road Cake
Now the fun begins…
Step 1. Grab a heatproof bowl and melt the chocolate along with the butter and syrup over some simmering water.
Step 2. Let the chocolate mixture cool for a few mins before adding in the rest of the ingredient and mixing well. See properly easy right?
Step 3. Pour the Rocky Road minx into a lined baking tray and spread the mixture out to the corners.
Step 4. Refrigerate for 2 hrs minimum or overnight and then cut into squares before serving.
The question is – will you be able to wait for the full 2 hrs? I never can…
Easter With Iceland Foods
I must say that the idea of this Rocky Road Cake came from one of my favourite food folks, Iceland Foods.
I have been happily shopping at Iceland Foods and even more happily eating my way through their products for a long time. They are firm favourites when it comes to buying freshly frozen fish and the kids swear by their frozen veggies. (And when kids love veggies, you make sure to buy those veggies. I have no fewer than 25 bags of frozen Iceland veggies in my second freezer at all times.)
I guess there is nothing better than buying food, frozen at the source that is fresher even than a lot of the ‘fresh’ food you get at supermarkets. I just love knowing that all the nutrients and goodness are locked right in, it tastes great, is convenient as I can always have some to hand and results in less waste. Yeap, nothing better.
So when they invited me to come check out some of their Easter offerings, I was like where do I sign up and was there 1 hour before I needed to be. Keen, and with good reason.
Iceland Foods Feaster Dinner
I know the quality of food I have come to expect from Iceland. It should be impossible to beat my expectations but somehow the very approachable Iceland Foods chef team (hello Neil and Dave) always manage to do so.
The good, faceplant worthy food kept coming aka juicy turkey crown with cranberry mole, Tenderstem broccoli and edible egg shell, fish cake stuffed with soft boiled eggs which were cooked to absolute perfection in 6 mins and 10 seconds (yeap), tasty hot cross buns and well raspberry sauce over chocolate. Let’s just say the helium party trick clinched the deal with this last dish.
Can I just say – heck yeah to turkey crown for Easter?
Easter Entertaining with Iceland Foods
I’ll tell you what – Iceland was showing us what they have, and I was seriously impressed. Easter Weekend shopping will be so easy this year with their range of Easter products. In particular two products really stood out to me that I just had to share with you because I know you will want them for your Easter dinner this year.
The first is the Iceland British Turkey Crown, an amazing bone-in turkey sourced right in the U.K.
The second is the Iceland Luxury Raspberry & Pistachio Layered Pavlova, an incredible pavlova featuring meringue, lemon cream, raspberry sauce, raspberries and salted pistachio nuts. (That gorgeous dessert in the back? That’s the pavlova.)
A few more that would be sooooo good for Easter this year (or any year):
- Iceland Luxury Hot Cross Buns: An Easter staple, these perfect Hot Cross Buns are so much easier than making them yourself.
- The Butcher’s Market Free Range Whole Leg Of Lamb: Excellent quality free-range lamb from New Zealand.
- Iceland Strawberry Trifles: Indulgent little trifles with layers of soft sponge, custard and a creamy topping (a best seller in 2017).
- Galaxy Golden Eggs: Great for the kiddoes, a hollow milk chocolate egg.
- Iceland Luxury Creamy Milk Chocolate Egg with Bronzed Chocolate Malted Decorations: This egg is so pretty and luxurious that is great for the kiddoes and adults (on the left in the photo below).
I hope this list gives you some ideas for your Easter this year. Thank you, Iceland Foods, for inviting me to the Iceland Easter Feaster event and inspiring me to make Rocky Road Cake.
Thank you for reading my Rocky Road Cake recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you.
Here is how to make this rocky road dessert recipe. Please do try it and if you do make it then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes. You can also share it on my Facebook page.
- 350 g Bournville Chocolate
- 150 g unsalted butter
- 50 g golden syrup
- 140 g chopped chocolate fingers
- 100 g Haribo
- 90 g chopped mini eggs
- 90 g mini marshmallow
- Add the Bourneville, butter, syrup, into a heatproof bowl over some simmering water and let the ingredients melt whilst frequently stirring them.
- When melted, let the chocolate mixture cool for a few mins before adding in the chocolate fingers, Haribo, Mini chocolate eggs and marshmallows and mixing until everything is well coated with the chocolate mixture.
- Pour into a lined baking tray and spread the mixture out to the corners.
Refrigerate the rocky road cake for 2 hrs minimum or overnight and then cut into squares before serving.
Recipe adapted from Iceland Foods.