Old Fashioned Cocoa-Cola Cake & Cola Frosting

Instead of the traditional nuts sprinkles atop we used toffee bits.
This is a cake I think of as very retro although I rally do not know if that is right or has been around a long while though!!  It is a sweet treat and if you prefer cocoa as I do you will enjoy this one!  I noticed too it smells heavenly! 

Ingredients for Cocoa Cola Cake:

2 C. flour
2 C. sugar
1 C. butter 
1 C. cola
2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 lightly beaten eggs
1/2 C. buttermilk (Or sour milk, 1/2 C. sweet milk plus 1/2 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice mix and let sit a few minutes.)
1 t. soda
1 t. vanilla
2 C. tiny marshmallows
Cocoa-Cola frosting
1/2 C, chopped nuts or toffee bits, optional for topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Butter and flour a 9" x 13" baking dish and set aside.  Sift together the flour and sugar and set aside.

Using a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt together the butter, cola, and cocoa powder.  After melted and stirred pour over the flour mixture.

Add eggs, buttermilk, soda, and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the marshmallows and spread into the pan evenly.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done when a tooth pick is inserted into the center of the cake.

The cake may look a bit tricky as the top is a bit bumpy and not uniform in color as the marshmallows tend to want to separate a bit.  Be sure to use the smallest marshmallows.  Cool the cake completely before frosting.

Cocoa-Cola Frosting:

Using a mixing bowl beat together with an electric mixer 1/3 C. room temperature butter with 2 C. powdered sugar and 2 t. cocoa powder..  Start slowly and increase the speed as the ingredients combine.  Slowly add in 1/4 C. cola beating until combined.  Gradually add another 1 3/4 C. powdered sugar.  Add more cola 1 teaspoon at a time beating as you go until you achieve the desired consistency.

Top with nuts or toffee bits as desired.

1 comment:

Myrna said...

I am surely going to have to try this. I don't believe I have ever seen a recipe for this cale. Looks good and easy to make.