Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Coca-Cola Chocolate Pan Cake

Michelle H.

2 c. flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 ½ c. mini marshmallows
1 c. coca-cola
½ c. buttermilk
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 c. sugar
½ tsp. Salt
1 c. butter, cut up
½ c. cocoa
2 large eggs, well beaten

½ c. butter, cut up
1 tsp. Vanilla
½ c. cocoa
1/3 c. coca-cola
16 oz. Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 9 x 13 pan. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, soda, and salt. In 2 qt. Saucepan, heat marshmallows, butter, cola, and cocoa over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat; continue stirring until marshmallows melt. Pour mixture over flour mixture; with wire whisk, stir until well combined. Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Set pan on wire rack.

To prepare frosting: In 1 qt. Saucepan, heat butter, cola, and cocoa to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove saucepan from heat; add vanilla and stir until butter melts. Place confectioners sugar in medium bowl; pour hot butter mixture over sugar. With wire whisk, stir until well combined. Set aside until ready to use. Stir frosting well; spread over top of hot cake immediately after removing from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack.

This cake is very rich; very good served with ice cold milk.

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