Cocoa Cola Cake

Cocoa Cola Cake
Recipe Type: Cake
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 12-15
  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 cup regular cola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup regular cola
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in marshmallows.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for frosting, in a small saucepan, combine cocoa and butter. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cola until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans. Spread over cake. Let stand for 20 minutes before cutting.

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 piece) equals 479 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 363 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Originally published as Cocoa Cola Cake in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p63


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