Classic Cola Cake

12 Jan

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 cup cola soft drink

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup butter, softened

1-3/4 cups sugar

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweet cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows

 

Preheat oven to 350

Arrange pecans in a single layer on a shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until toasted. Combine cola and buttermilk. Beat butter at low-speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, beat at low-speed just until blended. Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add to flour mixture alternately with cola mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low-speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13×9 baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. Pour frosting over warm cake; sprinkle with toasted pecans.

 

Frosting:

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup cola soft drink

3 TBSP unsweet cocoa

1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar

1 TBSP vanilla

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla. Use immediately.

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