(31) Coca-Cola Cake

Oh lord have mercy. I really do not bake, but somehow I’ve become the birthday fairy at work. This week we had 3 birthdays – so I got to roll them into one cake! HOLLA! Ok, so I really did make 3 cakes, but only one turned out! One of the birthday girls requested a Coca-Cola Cake. Never heard of it, never made one, but how hard can it be, right?! *snort*

At first I tried this recipe. I do not recommend it. Not at all. I certainly lived up to my reputation of Messiest Chef Mommy!! *sigh* So the 1st cake never made it to the oven. The 2nd cake cracked coming out of the pan. /EPIC FAIL/

The third cake was the winner. I will say that I wasn’t quite sure if I should refrigerate this or not? The 1st cake said to, the 2nd recipe said nothing about it. So I figured I’d be safe and put it in the fridge. Yeah, the frosting was like a ROCK! I will say that it got gobbled up at work, so I must have done something right (that or my office has lost all of their tastebuds, which is entirely possible considering our line of work!).

Has anybody out there made this cake (or something similar!?). Can you confirm if it should be refrigerated or not?? Thank you!!


Coca Cola Cake

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup Coke
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Icing
1/2 cup margarine or butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coke
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
1 cup nuts

1) Mix first 8 ingredients, then heat next 3 and add gradually into first mixtures.
2) Grease 13X9X2 inch cake pan and cover bottom with 2 cups miniature marshmallows.
3) Pour batter over that. Bake at 350 degrees (preheated oven) for 35-45 minutes.
4) Pour icing over warm cake.
5) For icing: Heat margarine, cocoa, Coke and vanilla. Pour over the powdered sugar and mix. Add nuts then add frosting to the cake.
6) Cool before serving.

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