Saturday, August 28, 2010

Coca Cola Cake

When it's hotter than hot in the southern most south, what sounds better than an ice-cold coke?  Well, a southern to the core cola cake to go along with that beverage, of course!  This here is a recipe we (my daughter and I) tried from my Southern Living best kept Secrets of the South's Best Cooks cookbook.  This cake is Satan in a Sunday hat.

1 cup Coca Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Coca-Cola Frosting
Garnish: 3/4 chopped pecans, toasted
  • Combine Coca-Cola and butter milk; set aside.

  • Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugar; beat until blended.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended.

  • Combine flour, cocoa, and soda.  Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Beat at low speed just until blended.
  • Stir in marshmallows.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35+ minutes.  Remove from oven; cool for 10 minutes.  Pour Coca-Cola frosting over warm cake.
Coca Cola Frosting:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup Coca Cola
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

  • Cook first three ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until butter melts.  Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla.

I didn't use pecans to garnish in my preparation.  Also, I was out of buttermilk so I substituted by adding 1/2 tbsp. of lemon juice to a 1/2 cup of milk (let this curdle for 5 minutes or so before adding your cola to the sour milk).
playing superman with daddy while he waits for cake!


Marguerite said...

Oh, I love this cake! I am drooling and can't wait to make it! Looks delicious! And the pic of Petit Be'Be', is adorable!

A Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks, Marguerite! It was sooo good but, Petit Be'Be', she's tops for recipes I've cooked up! Couldn't have made her any better! ; )

Jacqueline said...

Looks so rich and yummy! Love gooey rich cakes. This would be great for the weekend. I am such a sucker for the desserts on FF.

Tiffanee said...

YUM! This looks delicious. My type of cake.

Mimi said...

What a yummy cake.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Thanks for the lovely comments! Woo wee, first time to get a few bites on a recipe!