Sunday, November 9, 2008

Coca Cola Cake

I was introduced to Coca Cola cake several months ago on our family trip to Charleston, SC. We went to Jestine's Kitchen, a tiny little restaurant that has classic southern food. We had a fabulous meal and decided to try a piece of the famous Coca Cola cake for dessert. After all, we'd heard that it was one of Oprah's favorites.

Well, as we ate I began to wonder how I had gone so many years without ever experiencing something so wonderful. It melts in your mouth and was just fabulous. The Coke flavor isn't overly powerful, and it instead tastes a little chocolatey. It's just really a unique flavor and oh so delicious.

So not long after we got home from Charleston I went on the hunt for a Coca Cola cake recipe and here it is. I made it a little while back for my Mom's birthday. I even successfully froze the leftovers. Upon defrosting, it was just as good as the day it was made. And be sure to serve it with ice cream - it's not complete without a scoop or two.

Coca Cola Cake

Ingredients for cake:
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 pound box confectioner's sugar

1. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. In a saucepan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture.

2. In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done.

3. For frosting: in a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.

Makes about 16 servings.


Jodi said...

I've heard of this cake. I've always wanted to try it. Thanks for posting.

Cakelaw said...

This looks and sounds fab - I wanna try this!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Yummo that cake looks good. I found your blog through the del sisters. I will definitly be back. I am adding you to my blogroll. Ü