1. Made these tonight, but mine didn’t turn out like yours. They are very tall and look like a cake. The edges are taller and the middle looks sunken. I’m going to try again with a Pillsbury mix tomorrow, but I’m nervous about the results. Would a brownie mix work better?

    • Which brand of dark chocolate cake did you use? I am not sure. This is based on the “Knock You Naked” brownie recipe also on my site. I’ve made that one about 6 times b/c it is popular and Christmas and made this one twice and my neighbor made these once.
      I’m sure with the rolos in the middle the “cake” still tastes yummy! But I know what you mean – you want them to be like brownies. I can’t recall which brand I used, but that could be. Or over mixing. Pay particular attention to the oven temperature, ingredient temperature and stir the ingredients until just combined.
      I have never tried this with a brownie mix. 🙁 I’m not sure if the rolos would fall through the batter since brownie mixes are less dense. The evaporated milk and butter make this dark chocolate cake batter very thick. I hope it works out for you the second time! They really are divine. Pillsbury puts pudding with their cake mixes which I haven’t tested with this recipe. Just a heads up.

  2. I used a Duncan Hines cake the first time. It actually turned out to be very good. I just cut the tall edges off (and ate them, of course!) and the rest was perfect! It needed to rest over-night, I think.

    I did, however, make a second batch with pillsbury dark chocolate brownie mix. I just mixed the brownies as directed, baked half for 10 minutes (It was still a little runny in the middle), added the rolos (less this time, as I made a 9X13 pan and spread the rolos a little more sporadically so they would be more like a “Rolo surprise”), added the second half of the mix, and baked until it was done. Both versions were a big hit – but I like yours better! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Awesome! I am glad both were well liked and thank you for taking the time to post your findings! I love reading how others changed a recipe, and it worked out for them.

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