This cake is moist and delicious. It's okay to substitute another cola such as Pepsi for the coke, but under no circumstances should diet versions of the drink be used.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup Coca-Cola (with fizz)
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2⁄3 cup chopped peanuts
- To make the cake: preheat the oven to 350*F Grease and flour a 9 X 13 X 10 inch sheet cake pan.
- Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the butter, cocoa and Coke, and pour over the flour and sugar mixture.
- Stir until well blended.
- Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla.
- Mix well.
- Stir in the marshmallows.
- Pour into the prepared pan, and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven and frost while still barely warm.
- To make the frosting: in a bowl cream the butter, sugar and peanut butter.
- Beat in the milk.
- Fold in the peanuts.
- Spread over the cake.
- Place the frosted cake under the broiler about 4 inches from the heat source.
- Broil just a few seconds, or until topping starts to bubble.
- WATCH COMSTANTLY, being careful not to scorch the frosting.
- Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
Hi MarieAlice, I really enjoyed your cake recipe. I changed a couple of things, I used 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 cup of brown sugar. I also added 1/3 cup of cocoa, instead of the 2 tablespoons. Delicious cake! Took it to a family gathering at the lake, and it was devoured! Thanks! Hazeleyes
This is the best cake! It is my hubby's favorite and the kids love it too. I took one to work (the picture here) and it was gone within an hour. It is not a "pretty" cake, but looks are deceiving! I have substituted marshmallow fluff for the mini marshmallows when I don't have any on hand and it still turns out great!
Great cake! The frosting is delish! I took Hazeleyes' advice and used 1/3 c. cocoa. I also omitted the marshmallows. This received rave reviews from all who tried. Thanks!