Wednesday, March 21, 2012

coco Cola Cake

I receive emails from Bake or Break she is a wonderful baker. When this recipe came in I thought coke in a cake...interesting idea. Well, I have to say everyone that tried it loved it. It will be a cake I will be making again. The recipe comes from a cookbook called Classic Southern Desserts. This cookbook I feel is a must have in your collection there are so many great recipes in it.

Coca-Cola Cake


1 cup Coca-Cola

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 & 3/4 cups granulated sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 & 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9″x 13″ baking pan with cooking spray.
Combine Coca-Cola and buttermilk. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until blended.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture, alternating with Coca-Cola mixture. Begin and end with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in marshmallows.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before frosting.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup Coca-Cola
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
16 ounces confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Place butter, Coca-Cola, and cocoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until butter is melted.
Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and vanilla.
Immediately pour frosting over warm cake. (Do not make frosting ahead!) Sprinkle with pecans.


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