Like, I need to have chocolate every day of my life.
Not just “once a month” or when I am feeling “naughty”.
Chocolate for me is like air to, well, everybody.
If I don’t have it, I go through withdrawal symptoms.
I can’t even think of the last time I went a day without chocolate.
I just figured out the title of my someday probably never to be written memoir.
I can see it now.
In the back of the store.
By the books on tape.
One of my favorite all-time cookie recipes is the Rolo Cookie.
Here are the details and the recipe.
Basically, it is the Tom Selleck of the cookie world.
If you like Tom Selleck, that is.
Maybe that’s a little dated.
OK, it is the Ryan Gosling of the cookie world for you Ryan Gosling people out there.
I don’t get the whole “Ryan Gosling” thing.
Don’t see it.
Earlier this spring, I had a craving for the elusive Rolo Cookie.
But the Rolo Cookie comes with steps and it isn’t that easy to make.
So lazy and hungry me decided that what if I made a whole cake with Rolo candy in it as to surpass the whole rolling balls of dough around each individual Rolo candy?
Would it work??
Could it be that easy???
So I started out with these ingredients:
A boxed cake mix, I used Devil’s Food because that is the same mix I used for the Cliffs Notes version of the cookie.
Rolo candy, frosting, and sugar.
I don’t want to hear it from health food purists.
STOP RUINING THE FUN FOR EVERYONE.
WE ALL KNOW HOW UNHEALTHY THIS IS.
PEOPLE BACK IN THE DAY USED TO EAT LARD.
AND LIVED TO BE 102.
I made the cake mix according to the package, poured half of it into the pan and topped with the Rolo candies and poured the rest over the top of the Rolo’s.
No rhyme or reason.
You can even see the lumps of batter that didn’t get blended.
I can never get those out.
Sprinkle some sugar on top of the cake.
Because you know, it isn’t sweet enough.
Bake the cake according to the package directions.
This is what it looked like when it came out of the oven:
Like what the surface of the Moon must look like.
But it smelled AMAZING.
After it cooled, I spread frosting all over the top.
I can’t take a good cake picture.
Unless I am not the one making the cake.
Then I probably could.
It was so good.
Like caramel oozing on your fingers good.
I will tweak this though, maybe use a homemade cake recipe but the idea is good.
And I didn’t have to make dough balls.
So there’s that.
As good as rolo cookies only in cake form.
- 1 box of Devils Food cake mix (or any other chocolate cake mix of your choosing)
- 1/2 bag of Rolo candies (unwrapped)
- I container of chocolate frosting
- Prepare the cake to package directions.
- Put half of the batter into a 9×13 pan (sprayed with cooking spray) and top that with the unwrapped Rolo candies.
- Layer the rest of the cake mix batter on top of the candies.
- Bake according to package directions.
- When cooled, frost cake and serve.