2.28.2011

MmmmmCoca-Cola Cake

I went to a potluck dinner at a friends house on Sunday and wanted to bake.  Since I am currently on a pretty strict diet that says no caffeine or chocolate I decided to share a recipe with everyone else that has a little bit of both!
This recipe was found on The Southern Plate and is oh so good! (yes I cheated and had a tiny taste)

You will need:
1 package plain white cake mix
4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup Coca-Cola
½ cup buttermilk (Or substitute 1/2 C whole milk with a T of lemon juice stirred in)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of marshmallows

Icing:
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter or margarine
4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 Cup Coca-Cola
4 Cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted   
1 Cup chopped pecans (I didn't use these as I don't like nuts in my baked goods)  
I didn't plan very well and my camera battery died while making this cake so I didn't get step by step photos.....
But look I did get a good shot of the fabulous mixer I got for Christmas doing it's job!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 13×9-inch baking pan with vegetable oil spray.
Set the pan aside.
Place the cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, cola, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes.
The batter should be well blended. Fold in the marshmallows.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Place the pan it the oven bake for 40 to 42 minutes
Remove from oven and prepare icing while cake is still hot

Put the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
As the butter melts, stir in the cocoa powder and cola.
Let the mixture come to just a boil, stirring constantly, and then remove it from the heat.
Stir in the confectioners’ sugar until the frosting is thick and smooth.
Now would be the time to fold in the pecans if you are using them.

Pour the frosting over the top of the cake and spread evenly if needed.  Since I didn't use pecans mine spread and covered the cake all on it's own.
 
Here is the cake after it's been cut into....mmmmm it was tasty, worth a little cheat!

1 comment:

Troublet said...

My mom made a Sprite cake that was very similar when I was a kid. She used a lemon cake mix if I remember correctly. YUMMY!

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