Monday, June 15, 2015

Coca Cola Cake with Buttermilk, Marshmallows (1982)

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup Coca Cola
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbspns cocoa
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Icing with Coca Cola (see below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a 9-x-13 pan.  Sift together sugar and flour in a large mixing bowl.  

Mix oil, butter, Coke and cocoa in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and pour over dry mixture.  Beat well with mixer, whisk, or wooden spoon until smooth.  Beat in buttermilk, eggs, soda, vanilla extract, and marshmallows. 

Batter will be thin.  Pour into pan; marshmallows will float to top.  Bake 45 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean.  Remove from oven.  Ice while still warm.

Coca-Cola Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup Coca Cola
  • 6 tbspns cocoa
  • 1 box confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Mix butter, Coke, and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add confectioner's sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.  Stir n pecans.  Spread over cake while icing is hot and cake is warm.

(Origin - "The Pirate's House Cook Book" compiled and tested by Sarah Gaede, 1982. The Pirate's House Restaurant is located in Savannah, Georgia. "Since 1753, The Pirate's House has been welcoming visitors to Savannah with a bounty of delicious food and drink and rousing good times...The Pirate's House first opened as an inn for seafarers, and fast became a rendezvous for blood-thirsty pirates and sailors from the Seven Seas.")

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