Cola Cake

Cake cooked with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake is southern favorite, so if you find yourself in the North, you may be lucky enough to introduce others to this sweet chocolate favorite.  The recipe for Coca-Cola Cake is full of sugar so it is not recommended for a diabetic crowd or one with many children in attendance, or you might have some problems on your hands. Serve at your own risk!

Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

2 cups unsifted plain flour
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows

Sift the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl.  In a saucepan, heat the butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola until they boil.  Pour this over the flour and sugar mixture, then mix thoroughly.  Add the buttermilk, eggs, soda, vanilla and marshmallows and mix well.  The batter will be thin and the marshmallows will come to the top.  Bake at 350 degrees in a sheet pan (2x12x14 inches) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Icing

1 stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 or 7 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 box confectioners’ sugar

Pour the first three ingredients over the confectioners’ sugar and mix well.  Pour this over the cake while it is warm.  Optional: Add one cup toasted chopped pecans to icing.