Coca-Cola Cake

This is one of those old fashioned recipes that you can’t help but go back to every now and then.  It’s like the Texas Sheet Cake recipe, in that you bake it in a 9x 13, then cook the frosting, and pour the frosting over the hot cake.

I love this cake!  It’s super moist, rich, and chocolatey!  Mmmm!  It’s also one of the favorites of my sweetie, so I score a few points when I make it.  :)

Here’s the recipe I use:

Coca- Cola Cake

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup Coke (use the REAL thing, not diet, and not off brand)

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

Boil butter, cocoa, and Coke in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in flour, sugar, baking soda. It will look sort of like a lumpy mess at this point, but keep stirring. Then stir in buttermilk and marshmallows.  Marshmallows should start to melt a little bit.  Make sure the mixture is cooled a bit, then add the eggs and vanilla.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan, and bake at 350* for 30 minutes, or until top of cake springs back when you touch it.

Coca Cola Cake Frosting

6 tablespoons Coke (use the REAL thing, not diet, and not off brand)

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

4 cups powdered sugar

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla

Boil butter, cocoa, and Coke. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, chopped nuts, and vanilla.  Pour the warm frosting over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven – so it can really seep in.  The frosting becomes almost fudge-like as it cools on the cake.  Yummm!!

My favorite way to have this cake is still warm from the oven with an ice cold glass of milk alongside.

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