Cocoa Cola Cake

Chocolate Covered Christmas ~ Day 8CCC-Cocoa-Cola-CakeToday I am sharing a recipe for a chocolate cake with a twist. It's made with cocoa powder and Coca Cola. It's a moist chocolate cake that has a sweet cooked icing poured over the top. This cake takes me way back to when I was a kid. The recipe was given to my mom by one of the moms from our swim team. It brings back memories of swim meets and bake sales. Yes, I am nostalgic. I love recipes that have something attached to them. They are fun to share. This cake works well in a 13 x 9 pan. You can easily cut it into squares that way. I used one  large round pan for this post.

Cocoa Cola Cake

Author: Leslie Reese
  • Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
  • 1 cup Coke ( I have used Root Beer before and it's just as good)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk w/ 1 tsp baking soda added
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons Coke
  • 1 box confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
For Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl mix sugar and flour. Set aside.
  3. Mix butter, oil, cocoa and Coke in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over dry ingredients.
  4. Stir baking soda into buttermilk and add to mixture. Stir together.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  6. Add mini marshmallows.
  7. Pour batter into a well greased pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
For Icing
  1. Mix butter, cocoa and Coke in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add confectioner's sugar, vanilla and walnuts (optional). Mix well and spread over hot cake.
  3. Cool and serve.

Happy Baking!

Leslie xo


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