Monday, November 22, 2010

Not to build it up or anything but this post could very well make world peace a reality.

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!


Cake Recipe
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
2 eggs
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

Icing recipe
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!


Unknown said...

OH dear heavens that sounds wonderful.. I have a recipe my memaw made called 7 up cake.. that is also lip smacking good.

Holly said...

I have so many recipes that I want to make but this is going to the top of the list. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. Bless your heart. I am so making this!!!

Mother Theresa said...

That sounds delicious! We can't get that Hershey's Coco over here, or mini marshmallows, so I'm wondering if I substitute those, would it still be good?

Mindy said...

Yum! Thanks! I will be making this for the holidays.

R Montalban said...

I love you both xxx ooo!

Big Fat Gini said...

I love, love, LOVE Coca Cola cake. It is a southern staple and something my mom used to make for me from time to time. That brings back some really happy memories!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

oooo I've heard of this cake. Is it really as good as it sounds. My kids will love this.
Thanks for sharing an old family fav.

Caroline said...

O. My. Good. Gracious. Alive.

I have died and gone to heaven.

And, by the sound of Roger's post, he seems just as fun as you! What a great couple you make!

Thanks for the recipe. This is something special.
Have a great Thanksgiving, Leigh.

Anonymous said...

Yum! This is my kind of cake.