Rocky road log recipe

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With soft marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, crunchy nuts, this Rocky road log is a great alternative to the traditional festive log.

Preparation Time1 hours plus cooling
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time1 hours 20 mins
Cost RangeMid

Rocky road log is the perfect festive dessert to serve in place of a traditional Yule log. 

Soft marshmallow fluff, squidgy mini mallows, crunchy nuts, and chocolate chips, this is an easy recipe that will delight chocolate lovers. The beauty of this chocolate log (opens in new tab) is that you can mix and match the filling to suit all palettes. Switch the almonds for chopped chestnuts and the chocolate chips for sweeties or crushed biscuits – whatever takes your fancy. By all means, enlist younger family members to help but you’ll need a steady adult hand to roll the roulade.


  • 6 large eggs (separated)
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 jar of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 150g mini marshmallows
  • 100g flaked almonds




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4/350°F. Line a shallow baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Whisk the egg whites with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar until it forms stiff peaks
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks, vanilla and remaining sugar until pale and thick.
  4. Sift in the cocoa to the egg yolk mixture and combine. Add a large dollop of the egg white mixture and mix in thoroughly to loosen.
  5. Gently fold in the remaining egg white taking care to knock as little air as possible out of the mix.
  6. Spread evenly using a spatula onto the baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, until just cooked.
  7. Leave to cool slightly before tipping out onto another sheet of baking parchment. Carefully peel off the baked paper. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to cool.
  8. While the sponge is cooling melt the dark chocolate gently in a microwave in 20 second bursts until smooth to make the rocky road. On a baking paper-lined tray, roughly drizzle half the melted chocolate and add the marshmallows, almonds and chocolate chips before drizzling with the remaining chocolate. Leave to cool.
  9. Uncover the sponge and spread thickly with the Marshmallow Fluff and chunks of the cooled rocky road.
  10. Using the baking paper, gently roll the whole thing up to create a roulade shape.
  11. Top with the remaining rocky road and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Top tips for making rocky road log

Top the rocky road log with chopped nuts, melted chocolate, sweets, or festive cake toppers.

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Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.