Sunday, November 9, 2008
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.