How to Make a Cola Cake

Two Parts:CakeFrosting

Adding cola to a cake increases its sweetness, richness and moistness. This cakes makes a tasty and sweet dessert or an ideal treat for an afternoon tea.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup miniature marshmallows

Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons cola
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, chopped, optional

Part 1
Cake

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    Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
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    Spray the baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
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    Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda) in a mixing bowl.
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    Mix the cola, margarine or butter, and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
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    Pour the liquid mixture over the flour mixture. Mix well.
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    Beat the eggs and mix in. Add the milk, vanilla and marshmallows. The batter should be thin in consistency and the marshmallows will float to the surface.
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    Bake the cake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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    Make the frosting before the cake cools.

Part 2
Frosting

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    Mix the cola, cocoa, and margarine or butter in a pan and bring to a boil.
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    Add the vanilla and powdered sugar.
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    Mix until smooth.
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    Spread the warm frosting on the cake.
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    Sprinkle chopped nuts over cake, if desired. Once the frosting has set, the cake is ready to serve.

Tips

  • Store in an airtight container.

Warnings

  • Using diet colas with artificial sweeteners is not a good idea. Artificial chemicals become more toxic when cooked or heated.
  • Use care when removing the cake from the oven. The oven is hot.

Things You'll Need

  • 9" x 13", 22 centimeter (8.7 in) x 33 centimeter (13.0 in) baking pan
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Oven mitts

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