Cocoa-Cola Cake

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



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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    2   cups 
    granulated sugar
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    1   cup 
    butter
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    1   cup 
    cola
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    2   tablespoons 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    2   
    eggs, slightly beaten
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    1/2  cup 
    buttermilk or sour milk
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    2   cups 
    tiny marshmallows
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    Cocoa-Cola Frosting
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped pecans, toasted
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    1/2  cup 
    pastel-color tiny marshmallows (optional)
Cocoa-Cola Frosting
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    butter
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    3 3/4  cups 
    powdered sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    1/4  cup 
    cola


Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large bowl, stir together flour and granulated sugar. Set aside.
2.
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.
3.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.
4.
Spread Cocoa-Cola Frosting over cake. Sprinkle with pecans and marshmallows, if desired.
Cocoa-Cola Frosting
1.
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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