Sunday, May 13, 2012

Coca-Cola Cake {Recipe}

It sounds weird.
But then, intriguing.

It's one of those things.

I've never ever heard of anything like that but somehow it caught my fancy.

This is not one of those diet cakes.
Trust me.

But it is quite delicious. In a weird way.
It tastes like chocolate and Coke. Together.

Coca-Cola Cake
adapted from a hand-written recipe that reads almost exactly like this one

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola (don't use diet, use regular)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 pound confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together sugar and flour. Add marshmallows. Set bowl aside.
In a saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Bring to a boil and then pour over dry
ingredients. Blend well. Some of the marshmallows will melt and some will not. Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a well-greased 9x13 pan and bake 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and frost immediately (while hot) but let cool before eating.

Frosting: Combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to aboil, remove from heat and then add the confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract and mix well! Spread over hot cake while the frosting is still warm.

Mmmm....very moist, good with vanilla ice cream.
Okay, it might not look like much.
But yum.

And in terms of was actually pretty simple. Because I didn't have to wait for the cake to cool in order to frost it, the whole project was accomplished in about an hour. To make it even easier, I didn't even have to wash out the saucepan in between the two different cooking steps. It worked out really well. I think it would make a good cake to prepare on Friday morning or afternoon for Shabbat dinner!


Jackie Lieberman said...

We used to make this when I was a kid!

Mrs Belogski said...

I made this for Shabbos with soya milk, so it was parve, and it was delicious! Lots of fun to make, and the frosting was excellent. We would have preferred a slightly more chocolatey taste but the texture was great and there's only a tiny bit left this morning!

Anonymous said...

Who created the recipe?