Chocolate and Coke Cake

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    Coke is an unexpected ingredient in cakes but works well in the this rich chocolate cake with a sweet icing that is great served warm as a dessert.

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    Serves: 18 

    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 250g butter
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 cup (250ml) coke or other cola drink
    • 1/2 cup (125g) buttermilk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
    • Icing
    • 125g butter
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • 6 tablespoons coke or other cola drink
    • 4 cups (620g) icing sugar
    • 1 cup chopped pecans

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Cake: Combine flour and white sugar in mixing bowl. Heat butter, cocoa and coke to boiling then pour over the flour and sugar. Mix thoroughly.
    2. Add buttermilk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla and marshmallows then mix well.
    3. Bake in a prepared 22x33cm cake tin for 40 minutes at 180 degrees C.
    4. Icing: Combine butter, cocoa and coke then heat to boiling. Pour over icing sugar and mix well. Mix in chopped nuts and spread over hot cake.

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    MARSHMALLOW ISSUES: For those of you that are having trouble with the "marshmallow" part of the recipe, it is written right. Instead of offering revised recipes, you should try it how it's written first. The marshmallows float to the top melting over the chocolate cake giving it a chewy brownie like crust. If you're fishing the marshmallows out or melting them in the recipe, you're missing the best part of this cake. Make it like the recipe says and you'll be calling it "crack cocaine cake" like I do. It's addicting. My absolute favorite chocolate cake ever. Thank you sassy!!! Amended to add - I just made the cake again today for my husand's birthday as it is his favorite. I added an extra cup of marshallows too. Chewy delicious crust!! So so so good.  -  24 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My friend asked for this cake for her birthday and I decided to give it a try first and I am so glad I did! I read the other reviews and saw where people didn't think the cake had enough chocolate,so I used 5 tablespoons of cocoa with the cake and 3 tablespoons in the icing. It was really GOOD! I think this brought it to the level of chocolate I needed for my craving. Can't wait to make it again this weekend for my friends birthday!  -  19 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum! I am 14 years old and this was the first cake I've ever made from scratch by myself. I made it for my little brother's birthday and it was delicious. However, the icing was a little too sweet. The consistency was okay, though. I'd recommend halving the amount of confectioner's sugar and maybe adding in some more cocoa. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!  -  23 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)