Thursday, August 26, 2010

Coca-Cola Cake

I made this yesterday for the first time, and I have to tell you that this is probably my new favorite dessert! It is very rich and sweet, and not low-fat in any way shape or form. =)

What You'll Need....
(For the cake)

1 cup Coke
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter, softenened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

How to make it....
(For the cake)

Preheat oven to 350. Combine coke and buttermilk.

Beat butter at slow speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs and vanilla/ beat at low speed until blended.

Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with coke mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9 inch pan.

Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes.

Pour Classic Coke frosting over warm cake. (Sprinkle with toated pecans - optional)

What you'll need....
(For the Classic Coke icing)

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup Coke
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 16oz package powered sugar (confectioners sugar)
1 tbsp vanilla extract

How to make it....
(For the Classic Coke icing)

Bring first 3 ingredients to boil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla. Use immediately.

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