Coke Cake

I remember my aunt making this cake when I was a kid. Honestly, I think I just liked it because it had soda (pop…whatever) in it.  I still like it for that reason, but I also love the flavor and how easy it is.  The taste and texture are a little different from a regular chocolate sheet cake and that is what makes it spectacular.

Chocolate Coke Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is my preference!)
1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 13×9 pan. Mix flour, sugar, salt, powder and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside. In a saucepan over medium high heat stir butter, cocoa powder, Coca-Cola and buttermilk until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add to flour mixture. Whisk until combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined. Pour into pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Do not over bake. When cake is almost finished baking, begin chocolate glaze.

The Glaze

1/2cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coca cola

Stir butter, cocoa powder and cola into a sauce pan. Bring to boil. Remove and slowly stir in 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar until nice and smooth. You can add 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup mini marshmallows or you can just use as is. I prefer the marshmallows or plain.

Once cake is done and out of oven (toothpick should come out clean), pour this warm glaze right over the top of the hot cake!

Recipe found at Confessions of a Chocoholic.

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