Coke a Cola Cake

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Being from the South…you have to have a coke a cola cake recipe in your repertoire. Being from Atlanta it is a must. Now, what I grew up with was more or less is a sheet cake. This is what my recipe is for. But for a birthday cake naw and lets face it they are just not purdy at all! They arn’t so I decided I was going to make that silly sheet cake in to a real layer cake. So, I did!

I had a friend and it was his birthday and most of the time I see him he has a coke or diet coke in his hand. So…a coke cake was a great choice for his birthday cake. I will say it came out really good. The cake was light and moist. I still like the sheet cake why you know when you grow up with something…well you just do!

1st prepare your pans
preheat your oven 350
Prepare 3 – 8 inch baking pans with parchment paper.
By doing this ahead of time you save yourself a lot of trouble later…why they come out of the pans so nice and easy. The cakes do not stick to the pan and do not break. I butter the pan, then place the parchment paper down and then butter the parchment paper. Then the cake layer comes out each and every time.

Coke ~ a ~ Cola Cake

2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 stick butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups little marshmallows
1 cup coke

In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa set aside. Put buttermilk in standing mixer with sugar, and vanilla mix on low speed until just mixed together then add eggs one at the time. Once the eggs have been mixed in add dry ingredients. In a small boiler heat butter, canola and marshmallows until marshmallows melt. Cool and pour over the flour mixture and beat until mixed together. Pour even amounts into cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Icing

1 stick butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons coke
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter, cocoa, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy add coke and vanilla. Mix until completely mixed together. Ice cake and then place pecans on cake any way you wish.

I am also going to include the old recipe which is a sheet cake…because it is a great recipe. I do like it as a sheet cake.

Coke ~ a ~ Cola Cake

2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 stick butter
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup coke
2 cups little marshmallows

In a large bowl mix 1st ~ 7 ingredients. Beat eggs and add to mixture. In a small boiler heat last 4 ingredients until marshmallows melt. Cool and pour over the flour mixture and beat until mixed together. Pour into a 9 X 13 pan which has been sprayed and lightly greased and floured. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

Icing

1 stick butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons coke
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Heat butter, cocoa, coke and vanilla. Boil slowly about 1 minute. Cool a little and add powdered sugar beat until spreading consistency spread over the warm cake. Cool and serve ~ Enjoy……this is an old one!!

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