A recipe for the ever so popular Coca-Cola cake.
Friday’s aren’t all that much fun when you’re sick. Still better than Monday I suppose. At least I get to stay in my pajamas for approximately 55 hours straight in I want. Which I do.
One thing I wasn’t giving up just because I have a cold is chocolate cake. Even if I wasn’t entirely sure I’d be able to taste it. That’s the thing that annoys me most about a cold. What is the point of eating if you can’t taste the food? Turns out not all is lost and I can definitely eat the cake this weekend. Hooray!
We had fun making this one. The kids were thrilled because A: They get to consume pop and B: It contains mini marshmallows. Emily was especially excited since we used the Coke bottle with her name on it.
I had intentions of making one of the recipes online but after reading mixed reviews I decided to do my own thing. Except for the marshmallows, which I found on the Coca-Cola website. I definitely kept those in the mix.
The result is just what I was looking for. A rich chocolate cake with a tender texture and just a hint of something different. The frosting is amazing and also contains cola. This recipe makes a nice sized cake that could easily be brought along to work, pot lucks or family dinners. Best of all, you can serve it right out of the pan. Less dishes are always welcome!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups chocolate chips
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup Coca-Cola
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
- Melt the butter and chocolate chips. Cool slightly.
- In a large bowl beat the sugar and eggs until lightly colored. Very slowly add the chocolate mixture. Then the oil and vanilla.
- Heat the cola, marshmallows and cocoa powder in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil whisking until the marshmallows are dissolved. Remove from the heat.
- Stir in the cola mixture and buttermilk to the bowl.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Pour the batter into the prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat and allow to come to room temperature.
- Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Turn the beaters to medium and pour in the cola.
- Spread the frosting over the cake once it has cooled.