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
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.
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.
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?