Monday, January 23, 2012

Coca Cola Cake

Mama made this cake for every funeral, covered dish dinner, welcome meal, goodbye meal and all in between for years and years. Some things just can't be improved on. If you like a good moist chocolate cake that is also QUICK and EASY, have I got the recipe for you! You'll love this one!  Bake, frost and serve this cake in the same pan, so if you're taking it visiting, get out a pretty dish to bake it in. In the REAL South, you wouldn't dream of using anything but Coca Cola for this recipe. If you dare (you Yankee friends) make it with the cola of your choice. But, it just won't be quite the same.

Coca Cola Cake
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup coca cola
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 if you're using a glass baking dish)
Combine all ingredients except cola and marshmallows in large mixer bowl.  Blend at low speed. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute.  Add cola and blend well, fold in marshmallows. Bake in greased 9x13-inch baking dish for 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool for 30 minutes (in the pan) then spread on the following frosting.

Chocolate Cola Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup coca cola
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Cream butter, cocoa and powdered sugar. Beat in coca cola to thin to spreading consistency. Spread on warm cake and sprinkle with toasted pecans.

 Thank Mama ( Miz Martha ) when the compliments flood you over this scrumptious cake!

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