Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake
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The cake is perfect right after it’s baked and remains moist for several days making it the perfect make-ahead treat. It’s chocolaty, moist, and, oddly, not too sweet. Also, it’s super easy to make and ready to eat in no time.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12-16
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Frosting
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box (16-ounces) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, and marshmallows; set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat the Coca-Cola, butter, oil, cocoa powder, and salt over medium heat until it boils and then pour over flour mixture; stir to combine then add vanilla. Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and baking soda and add to batter; stir to incorporate.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, combine butter, cocoa powder, Coca-Cola, and sea salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add vanilla, confectioners’ sugar, and pecans and beat by hand until fully combined. Spread frosting over hot cake. Set aside to cool completely before cutting into 12-16 slices.
Recipe source: Various Junior League and church cookbooks.
Recipe by GreenThumbWhiteApron.com at http://www.greenthumbwhiteapron.com/old-fashioned-coca-cola-cake/