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Cocoa-Cola Cake

Cocoa-Cola Cake

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Bake 30 mins to 35 mins

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Soft melting marshmallows blend with toasty pecans and chocolate to create a sure crowd-pleaser.


  • 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
  • Cocoa-Cola Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cola
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  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 is melted. 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 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.
  5. 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 unsweetened 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 Facts

(Cocoa-Cola Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 12, sugar (g) 72, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 292, chol. (mg) 93, sat. fat (g) 11, Monounsaturated fat (g) 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 603, pro. (g) 5, carb. (g) 91, Fat, total (g) 26

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