Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coca Cola Cake

Pin It We have family dinners every Sunday.  I am in charge of dessert.  I like to get creative and make new tasty creations to share with everyone.  Sundays are also my excuse to try out all of the recipes that I find on Pinterest because I have lots of hungry mouths ot share with.  (This also prevents me from having to eat the entire cake myself.) 
I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest and it's definitely a winner.  It's moist, gooey and chocolately without being overly rich or sweet.  Delicious when served with fresh strawberries or whipped cream.

Coca Cola Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup cola
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk with 1 tsp vinegar)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cola
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon to a mixing bowl.
3. In a saucepan melt butter.  Add cocoa, cola and buttermilk and bring to a boil.  Watch closely because it bubbles up quite quickly once it starts to boil.
4. Mix butter mixture with dry ingredients.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
6. Just before cake is done baking make the glaze.  Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add cocoa and cola and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar until there are no lumps.
7. Pour glaze over hot cake.  It will look like the cake is floating, but it really isn't too much glaze.  Don't worry.
8.  Allow cake to cool slightly and glaze to set before serving.  Delicious served warm or room temperature.  Leftovers are amazing.

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