Coca Cola Cake

cocacolacake

Being a Cracker Barrel patron for many years, I happen to know that sometime around mid-December or January they begin to offer as their dessert special a wonder called Coca-Cola Cake. This cake is so moist, so chocolaty, so sweet, it’s just as good as a cake can get! Today while eating breakfast at the Coffee Bean I picked up a free magazine called The Minute. I just can’t pass by anything that’s free, so I carried one out with me. There on page 31 was a recipe for Coca-Cola Cake. Divine providence? Satanic temptation? Hard to decide. But I began to think to myself …

‘Self, you’ve had some pretty somber posts here lately, why not something light-hearted for today?’ and then I tought, ‘Self, you know, if you post this recipe, someone in your church might make it for our next get-together or LifeGroup or something… you never know!’ So in order to potentially set in motion something for the future, I present to you the recipe found in The Minute for Coca-Cola Cake!

2 1/2 Cups All purpose Flour

2 Cups Granulated Sugar

1 tsp. Baking soda

2/3 cup butter or margarine

1 1/2 cup miniature marshmellows

1 recipe chocolate topping (see below)

2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 eggs

1 cup Coca Cola

2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 cup Buttermilk

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar and baking soda, set aside.

In a medium saucepan bring cola, butter, and cocoa powder to boiling over medium heat. Add the hot mixture to the flour mixture; stir until just combined. Gently stir in marshmallows. (They will float to the top.)

Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured 9 X 13 X 2 inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.

Transfer cake in pan to a wire rack. Immediately spread Cocoa Topping over the cake. Thoroughly cool cake on rack. Cut into squares to serve.

Topping:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup coca-cola

2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup pecans, chopped (if you like)

In a medium saucepan bring the butter, cocoa and cola to boiling. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix with a wire whisk until combined. Stir in pecans.

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That all sounds great to me! Only one thing. If you bring me a piece of this cake that looks like that picture above, I will have to teach you how to cut a piece of cake. That is just enough to make me mad!

Alright, who’s up to making a Coca-Cola cake?

John

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