Recipe Roundup: Coca Cola Cake

coca cola cakeI am the girl who ALWAYS asks in restaurants, “Do you have Coke or Pepsi?” And if the answer is Pepsi, I get stick with water or iced tea. Coke has kick and can quench a thirst water can’t sometimes. But that’s just me.

Naturally, when I came across a cake that had Coke in it, well–of course I was going to give it a try. You don’t even need an electric mixer, how new age is that? Came out very moist. And I got to drink the rest of the 20oz. bottle of Coke that wasn’t used. Enjoy!

Coca Cola Cake
I found this recipe on no rules, just happy crafting

Preheat oven to 350, and grease up (I like Crisco) a 9×13 (or so) pan.
(Tara’s Tips: I sprayed a 9×13 glass pan with Pam.)

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda**
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
1tsp vanilla extract

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

Mix:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda**
1/2 tsp cinnamon

** Note: I have made this with baking powder or soda – Either way works. “powder” is what was listed in the recipe I got it from, but soda is slightly better results.–(Tara’s Tips: This isn’t my note, but I followed it and used baking soda, worked like a charm.)

In a saucepan over medium high heat stir this up good until it boils:
1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is my preference!)
1/2 cup buttermilk

Now take off heat and add that to the flour mix & whisk until combined.

Then add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix, put in pan, bake it for about 30 minutes. Yes, it’s a quick bake. Don’t over-bake it!

When cake is nearly done make the glaze by mixing in saucepan:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coca cola

Once that boils, remove and slowly stir in 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar until nice and smooth. Then add in about a cup of chopped pecans, and give it a stir.

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!

Wait.

Let it set… let it cool for a few minutes at least…

Enjoy warm or cold. (next day/etc. feel free to microwave for a few seconds to warm it up… so good)