Cocoa-Cola Cake

Soft gooey marshmallows unite with pecans and chocolate in this Southern-style cake. It's perfect for a party.

Cocoa-Cola Cake
40 mins
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups tiny marshmallows
  • 1 recipe Cocoa-Cola Frosting
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup pastel-color tiny marshmallows (optional)
Cocoa-Cola Frosting
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cola

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl, stir together flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.
In medium saucepan, combine butter, cola, and cocoa powder. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts. Pour over flour mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; mix well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.
Spread Cocoa-Cola Frosting over cake. Sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows, if desired.
Cocoa-Cola Frosting
In medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add 2 cups powdered sugar and cocoa powder, beating until combined. Add cola, beating until combined. Gradually beat in 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar until combined. If necessary, beat in enough additional cola, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting easy to spread.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 603, Fat, total (g) 26, chol. (mg) 93, sat. fat (g) 11, carb. (g) 91, Monosaturated fat (g) 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 72, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 292, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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