Easy Cola Cake Recipe

Some of the world’s most important inventions have been accidental: Just look at Penicillin, plastic, vulcanized rubber and Cracker Barrel’s Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.Okay. Maybe creating a dessert isn’t quite on par with discovering lifesaving antibiotics, but—as anyone who has ever tussled over a marzipan flower at a childhood birthday party knows—cake can be serious business.
Making the Most of a Classic
Easy Cola Cake

Easy Cola Cake Recipe

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Ingrediens:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup cola soft drink
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Chocolate Cola Icing (recipe below)

Preparation:

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in butter mixture. Add eggs, and stir until blended. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and marshmallows.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350º for 25 to 30 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; spread Chocolate Coca-Cola Icing over warm cake.

Note: Prepare the icing during the last 10 minutes of baking so it is ready to spoon onto the warm cake.

Chocolate Cola Icing Recipe

Yield: Makes 2 3/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup cola soft drink
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and pecans. Spoon immediately over warm cake.

Easy Cola Cake
Easy Cola Cake
Easy Cola Cake
Easy Cola Cake

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