I love experimenting with new recipes, coming up with my own, and adapting the ones I find to make them just the way I like. I also love sharing them with friends, family, and others who might want to make them. I created this blog so that others could have the recipes I have enjoyed.
I like to make cakes for my friends at work on their birthdays. My friend Laura requested a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. My love for Coca Cola had led me to a recipe for chocolate cake that uses Coca Cola. I made it a few years ago, and it was pretty good. So, I got it out, but decided it needed some more chocolate and a few tweaks. So, I adapted it, and it was amazing. It's moist, chocolatey, and delicious. You would really have no idea it has Coke in it, just that it's an awesome chocolate cake. It was a huge hit at work. So, I ended up making another one this weekend. Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
COCA COLA CAKE
cup butter, softened 1 ¾ cup sugar
tsp. vanilla extract
cups all-purpose flour 6 tbsp. cocoa 1 tsp. baking soda ½
cup buttermilk 1 cup Coca Cola 2 cups miniature marshmallows
an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Then, mix in eggs
and vanilla on medium speed. Add flour, baking soda, and cocoa, and
mix again until well blended. Mix in buttermilk and Coca Cola on low
speed until thoroughly blended. Stir in marshmallows by hand. Pour
batter into greased 13"x9" pan and bake at 325 degrees for
COCA COLA ICING:Once
cake has cooled completely, combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 4-5
tablespoons cocoa, 1/3 to 1/2 cup Coca Cola, and 4-5 cups powdered
sugar in small mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. (If it’s too thick,
add more Coca Cola; if it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar).
Spread on cake.