Rolo Cake

I love chocolate. It’s an addiction really.
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.
A Day Without Chocolate.

I can see it now.
On clearance.
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.
At all.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:

Ingredients for Rolo Cake


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.

Rolo Cake getting ready to go into the oven

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.
Because LAZY.
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:


Top of Rolo Cake

Like what the surface of the Moon must look like.
But it smelled AMAZING.

After it cooled, I spread frosting all over the top.

Easy to make Rolo Cake!

I can’t take a good cake picture.
Unless I am not the one making the cake.
Then I probably could.

Rolo Cake with icing

It was so good.
Messy 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.



Rolo Cake

As good as rolo cookies only in cake form.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author A Grace Full Life


  • 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


  1. Prepare the cake to package directions.
  2. Put half of the batter into a 9x13 pan (sprayed with cooking spray) and top that with the unwrapped Rolo candies.
  3. Layer the rest of the cake mix batter on top of the candies.
  4. Bake according to package directions.
  5. When cooled, frost cake and serve.


12 thoughts on “Rolo Cake

  1. Kari

    I haven't had your Rolo cookies in a while so get crackin! You know what's really good too are those Raspberry Cream Cheese Tarts that you made.

  2. Kari

    Plus an entire cake frees you from that possibility of viewing one cookie as a serving…a whole cake might be one serving and you are just grazing by eating only a quarter of it.

  3. Kari

    What a great idea! I LOVE Rolos (what's not to love?), and this looks ridiculously delicious. Plus I love your admonition for health food nuts to move along, thank you very much. What's life without a few desserts?

    Thank you for linking this to Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

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