Coca-Cola cake made it's depute during the 1950's. A southern classic, this wonderfully rich fudgy cake is great for family reunions. Don't expect the icing to be fluffy. The icing turns into a thin layer of fudge that helps keep it fresh and moist for days. [Editor's note: This recipe was given to me at my mother-in-laws family reunion.]
- 1 oblong or 2 round pans.
- 2 cups plain or all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks margarine, butter may be substituted
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1½ cups miniature marshmallows
- ½ cup margarine, butter may be substituted
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
- 1 box confectioners sugar
- 1 cup pecans, whole
- Preheat oven to 350℉ and prepare pans.
- In a bowl, add 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar. Blend together and sift. Set aside.
- Add to a medium pot, 2 sticks margarine, 1½ cups marshmallows, and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Cook over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Pour over flour mixture.
- Add to flour mixture, 2 beaten eggs. Mix well.
- In a bowl, add 1 cup coke, ½ cup buttermilk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine.
- Pour into prepared pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
- In a medium pot, add ½ cup margarine, 2 tablespoons cocoa, and 6 tablespoons coke. Pour over confectioners sugar and beat until blended. Add nuts and spread on cake.
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Our author is a classic southern cook. She is shy about sharing her recipes and chose to remain anonymous. What I can tell you, she is Chip Carter's aunt.