Friday, July 24, 2009

Heaven in a Sheet Cake

My Co-Worker couldn't have put it better, "It's like heaven." My mom's Coca Cola Cake is something out of this world. A chocolatey, ooey gooey morsel from heaven. It's about time I share the recipe!

Speaking of sharing, a couple days ago, I thought it'd be fitting that I introduce this heavenly sheet cake to my new co-workers. What better way to put a smile on people's faces? Or test their will power ;-)

Below is the secret recipe that is not so secret anymore... I bet you can't have just one slice!

Mom's Coca Cola Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup Coca Cola
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups Miniature Marshmallows
1 teaspoon Vanilla

For the Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter
6 tablespoons Coca Cola
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Slivered Almonds (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Over medium heat, in a saucepan melt the butter with the Coca Cola and cocoa until mixture begins to boil. Pour over the flour mixture. In another bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Pour this egg mixture into the flour/chocolate mixture. Add the marshmallows and stir. The marshmallows will float to the top.

Pour and spread evenly over a sheet cake pan. Bake for about 20 minutes. Or until a toothpick test comes out clean.

In the meantime, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the 1 stick of butter, Coca Cola and cocoa. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Immediately pour frosting over cake once cake is removed from the oven. Sprinkle some slivered almonds over the top and voila! Serve once cooled... even better the next day!

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