I am about to share something pretty amazing with y'all. My husband makes the MOST scrumptious cake every holiday. If you want to see an entire room swoon over a dessert, you have to make this. I am passing the recipe to you and I'm telling you, make it for Christmas, your life will never be the same. Here is a little forward written by Roger about his relationship to the very southern "Coca-Cola Cake".
The coveted Coca-Cola Cake recipe, a family treasure of immeasurable proportions, has withstood the test of time since my early childhood. My aunt Jody would make this desert for us for all occasions. My cousin Alan has not eaten it since his early teens after he snuck down late one night before a Christmas gathering and ate the whole 9"x11" pan all by himself in one sitting. One year when I was in my early 20's I heard from my mother that Jody was not going to make it for one of our Christmas celebrations. I went straight to the phone and called her and said that if she was unable to make it, that I would make it myself. She gave me the recipe and that was just what I did. It is now easily the oldest and most valuable piece of paper that I own. In fact I made it for Leigh one time when we had first started dating and when the pan was empty she actually wept. So now I pass it over to you and yours to share in its chocolaty goodness!
In a big mixing bowl:
Combine 2 cups of sugar
2 cups of self-rising flour
Mix and set aside
In a small boiler
1 stick butter
1/2 cup Wesson Oil
3 heaping tbs of Hershey Coco (can style)
1 cup of Coke
Heat on medium heat until melted
Pour melted mixture into flour mix and add:
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 cake pan
Cook at 325 or 350 (depending on stove) for 35 minutes
Top will look gooey
Use same boiler used in cake recipe
1 stick butter
3 tblsp Coco
3/4 cup coke and milk (1:1 ratio)
heat on med to boiling
add one box confectioners sugar
add one or more cups chopped pecans
add one tsp vanilla extract
stick fork through top of cake repeatedly before pouring icing on cake
pour icing on cake and let cool before covering.
You can thank me later!