Elvis on a Rocky Road Bundt Cake Recipe

This rocky road bundt cake is a wild and wonderful combination of Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich flavors, banana and peanut butter, with the rocky road ingredients of chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. Grab your apron (and maybe your blue suede shoes) and come into the virtual kitchen and we’ll bake up my Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake!

This Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake recipe will blow your mind! Peanut butter and bananas are combined with traditional rocky road flavors to create this delicious cake! #BundtBakers

I’ve joined some super talented bloggers in a group called Bundt Bakers, and this is my first month participating with them.

Every month, someone in the group is in charge of hosting the event and creating the topic and/or ingredient that everyone’s bundt cake recipe needs to be based on. This month, Laura from Baking in Pyjamas is our host. She selected our theme to be centered around Rocky Road… cookies, chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts. That’s how this rocky road bundt cake creation started. But I didn’t stop there!

This Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake recipe will blow your mind! Peanut butter and bananas are combined with traditional rocky road flavors to create this delicious cake!

As I looked through my older blog posts, I came across delicious bundt cake recipes that I’ve already made. My favorites are the double chocolate, a pomegranate lime, and creamsicle flavors.

The fun part of this group is that we’re all allowed to put our own unique twist on the theme, so as long as some of the rocky road ingredients were used, we were free to get creative. I took that invitation and ran with it!

This Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake recipe will blow your mind! Peanut butter and bananas are combined with traditional rocky road flavors to create this delicious cake!

I am a huge fan of peanut butter and banana flavors in cakes and muffins. Those were also the ingredients in Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, so I thought I’d combine them with the rocky road ingredients and see what kind of deliciousness I could bake up.

Th only trouble that I had in creating this rocky road bundt cake was with the marshmallow sauce. I don’t know why, exactly, but I couldn’t get it to thicken up. That’s why you see mini marshmallows on top instead of a ribbon of glossy white marshmallow glaze.
I’ve made it successfully before, so I decided to leave it in the recipe for you. If you’d rather not use it, you can join me in putting a marshmallow parade on top of the cake instead.

I think you’re going to love this rocky road bundt cake!

This Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake recipe will blow your mind! Peanut butter and bananas are combined with traditional rocky road flavors to create this delicious cake! #BundtBakers

 

After you’ve taken a look, keep scrolling down to check out the other delicious rocky road themed bundts from my blogging friends!

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Elvis on a Rocky Road Bundt Cake Recipe

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 50 min Yields 12

Bananas, chocolate chips, and walnuts are baked up into a delicious bundt cake, which is then drizzled with chocolate ganache, peanut butter glaze, and marshmallow sauce. This is an epic bundt cake recipe!

Ingredients

  • 7.5 ounces (1 cup) white sugar
  • 5.0 ounces (1/2 cup) smooth peanut butter
  • 4 ounces (1/2 liquid cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 7.7 ounces (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 3.3 ounces (3/4 cup) cake flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 1 cup good quality bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces (1 liquid cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4-5 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of milk

MARSHMALLOW SAUCE

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (18 regular size, quartered)
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place sugar, peanut butter, and oil in the bowl of a hand or stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until combined, then add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined. Turn to low speed and add mashed bananas, mixing until combined.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and mix half into banana mixture then add half of the milk, and repeat with remaining flour and milk. Gently mix or fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Pour batter into well greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the internal temperature of the cake reaches 205° - 210° F, or a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.
  5. Remove pan from oven and cool cake in pan for 15 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once cool, drizzle with chocolate ganache, peanut butter glaze, and marshmallow sauce.
  7. CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  8. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
  9. Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer (tiny bubbles around the edge of pan. (Don't let the cream come to a boil.) Pour hot cream over chocolate and let it sit until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes. Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before pouring or spreading over the cake.
  10. PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE

  11. Combine the peanut butter and icing sugar. Add a few drops of milk at a time until the glaze reaches a thick but pour-able consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the chocolate ganache.
  12. MARSHMALLOW SAUCE

  13. Heat marshmallows and cream in top bowl of a double boiler, folding and stirring until marshmallows are almost melted.
  14. Add vanilla and continue cooking and stirring until completely melted and well blended with cream.
  15. Use while sauce is hot, as it will thicken as it cools.
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This Elvis on a Rocky Road bundt cake recipe will blow your mind! Peanut butter and bananas are combined with traditional rocky road flavors to create this delicious cake! #BundtBakers

32 Replies to "Elvis on a Rocky Road Bundt Cake Recipe"

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  • Catherine May 28, 2015 (7:56 pm)

    I just love the name of this bundt. It looks wonderful…every bite must be heaven. I wish I had a slice. Welcome to Bundt Bakers my dear! xo, Catherine

    • Chef Becca May 28, 2015 (9:17 pm)

      Thank you so much, Catherine. I’m really excited to be a part of the group!

  • Amanda May 27, 2015 (7:36 am)

    This looks yummy!

  • CakeSpy May 26, 2015 (8:20 pm)

    I don’t even know what to do with the amount of love I have for this cake. I want to be friennnnnnds with it.

  • Kelster May 26, 2015 (5:27 am)

    I can just imagine how delicious this tasted. Such great flavours!

  • Margaret May 25, 2015 (10:23 pm)

    Love that you added PB to this one. I bet you could make a PB/marshmallow glaze. Like making PB fudge. I love swirled cakes.

  • avril May 23, 2015 (10:58 am)

    Hooray Becca! Welcome to the Bundt Bakers group! You are going to be a fantastic addition to our monthly bake I can just tell! I completely adore your creation of cake that you baked up for this months theme – delicious looking!!

  • Bea and Mara May 23, 2015 (7:57 am)

    What a great combination, so creative! And looks so good, love it!

  • Shilpi May 22, 2015 (6:50 pm)

    What a Gorgeous cake you have it here?? Great combination of Peanuts and Banana..

  • Laura May 22, 2015 (5:09 am)

    Welcome to the group and wow what an amazing bundt cake! I adore your banana and peanut butter version, I want to eat a slice right now!

  • Tara May 21, 2015 (5:53 pm)

    Oh my heavens what a gorgeous looking bundt, I want to dive right face first!! So glad you have joined us and I look forward to many, many more bundts from you!!

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2015 (10:17 pm)

      I’m so happy to be an official bundt cake recipe baker with you, Tara! I think we should meet up and dive into bundts together 🙂

  • Olivia May 21, 2015 (5:41 pm)

    Welcome to the group! I love this cake as I’m sure Elvis would too!! The flavours sound delicious and it looks amazing.

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2015 (10:17 pm)

      I’m so happy to be a part of the group with you, Olivia. Thank you!

  • Rocio May 21, 2015 (4:39 pm)

    I like bananas and Elvis jejeje so this cake is perfect to me !!

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2015 (10:17 pm)

      I’m glad to know it, Rocio! Great to be in the group with you 🙂

  • Tux | Brooklyn Homemaker May 21, 2015 (3:46 pm)

    What an amazing creative idea! I must admit I’m not a huge fan of bananas, but I AM a huge fan of ELVIS so you sold me anyway!!! haha!
    Welcome to the group, and keep up the good work!

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2015 (4:33 pm)

      Haha! OK, Tux… here’s the scoop. I’m not a fan of Elvis, but I am a fan of bananas. I think we’ll get along just fine, anyway. 😉

  • Ansh May 21, 2015 (11:36 am)

    Welcome to the Bundt Bakers. It is lovely to have you bake with us. And what a splendid cake to begin your journey with! Great flavors and I like the marshmallow parade on top :d

  • Terri Steffes May 21, 2015 (11:00 am)

    Welcome to Bundt Bakers! Your cake looks amazing! My mom would love it. Not only is she a huge Elvis fan, she would love the flavor combo.

  • Mary May 21, 2015 (9:58 am)

    I would like to taste it. It´s so yummy and original!

  • Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm May 21, 2015 (6:35 am)

    I think I’m gonna love this cake too!!! Welcome to Bundt Bakers Becca.

  • Aisha May 21, 2015 (6:14 am)

    It looks gorgeous… I like it so much 🙂

  • Renee May 21, 2015 (5:15 am)

    Welcome to Bundt Bakers! Your Elvis twist on rocky road is wonderful! Peanut butter gets me every time.

  • Stacy May 21, 2015 (4:42 am)

    I knew this had to contain peanut butter and banana but I couldn’t wait to see what you would do with them, Becca! It’s simply fabulous and would have sent the king to his early grave. Well, if he didn’t get there by himself already. 🙂 Decadently delicious!

    • Chef Becca May 21, 2015 (6:19 am)

      I had great expectations and visions of bananas placed inside and out, but after seeing them brown and gooey on top of my beautiful bundt cake recipe, I kicked them to the curb like a howling hound dog and just baked them up on the inside.

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