Saturday, August 13, 2011

Coca-Cola Cake

(printable recipe)
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tbsps. cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Frosting (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, sift sugar and flour.  Add marshmallows.  In a saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa and Coca-Cola.  Bring to a boil,

then pour over dry ingredients; blend well.

Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to batter along with eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.

Pour into a well-greased 13x9-inch pan (or two 8 inch pans) and bake 35 to 45 minutes.

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 16 oz. box confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and pour over confectioners' sugar, blending well.  Add vanilla extract and pecans. 

Remove cake from oven and frost immediately.

A favorite aunt of ours (kudos to Aunt Cathy) is famous in the family for making Coca-Cola Cake.  She shared the recipe with us many years ago but can't remember what I did with it.  Elise was in the store the other day and found the Coca-Cola cookbook.  Sure enough it had the recipe for the Coca-Cola Cake.  We don't know if it's the same one as Aunt Cathy's, but if it is, we sure know why it was a popular recipe.  This cake was full of chocolatey goodness, very moist and the frosting reminded me of old fashioned butter chocolate frosting.  Definitely a treat for us and can't wait until we have it again. *hint, hint* Elise!!! ;)

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  1. I love that last picture makes you want to grab it and eat it. I have seen recipes for coca cola cake before but never with marshmellows. My kids will love this.

  2. I haven't had this cake in forever. You brought back some fond memories of family summer picnics.

  3. Polwig, that picture really came out amazing. I just put the camera (Blackberry) over it and shot the picture. It looks like it's floating and I didn't do anything to give it that effect. It's almost all gone, there one piece left and I'm sad. Paula, it's my pleasure to give you a walk down memory lane :) I didn't have it when I was little (not that I can remember) but my daughter was due to Aunt Cathy making it. Elise has been wanting to make it for quite a while so she was absolutely thrilled to have found the recipe.

  4. That last picture really does look like the cake is floating. :-) It looks good. I'm so glad you posted your recipe at Joy of Desserts and appreciate the link back. Looking forward to more of your delicious recipes.


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