20 Reviews

We really love this cake. It's such a favorite here at home. I did make a change... I didn't do the marshmallow, but poked holes in the cake -- then poured the frosting on top. That turned out fabulous. Thanks so much for a keeper and a great country/comfort food. Five stars all the way!

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Smilyn October 09, 2008

Holy Cola Cake, Batman, that's good stuff! Honestly delicious. I made it as directed. The only thing I would change is that next time I'll leave out the marshmallow cream. It was delicious but too intensely sweet for me (and I have a giant, cavity-ridden sweet tooth). But still, serious yum.

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WishTrish March 06, 2010

Moist and chocolatey. I've had this cake at Cracker Barrel and they never had a marshmallow layer in it. However, I decided to try it with the marshmallow cream anyway. Very good, but very sweet. You can skip this step and the cake would still be good.

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nmj January 14, 2010

This is an awesome chocolate cake. Very, Very rich. I really thought that the full 7 ozs of marshmallow cream would be way too much, but it wasn't. We loved this. One thing I might point out is the recipe calls for 5 cups of confectioners' sugar but the direction indicate 4. I used 4 and that was plenty.

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~Nimz~ October 05, 2007

My ex husband's aunt gave me this recipe year's ago with one minor change that made it easier,I think.She would cover the top of the warm cake with mini marshmallows before pouring the frosting over it.They would melt a little and was easier than trying to spread the fluff on.I have had it both ways and to me are the same in taste.If it is too sweet for some I would just use less marshmallows as the 1st topping.

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nesbitt929 August 18, 2014

This cake was awesome! My husband liked it because the icing tasted like the icing on a chocolate glazed donut. Very easy to make, but of course I had a few modifications...didn't have buttermilk on hand so used skim. Also only had two cups of powdered sugar for the icing so I halved all the other ingredients and still had plenty of icing! I did not do the marshmallow part. Cake was moist and dense but not too dense or too rich. They were right on with the bake time...40 mins was perfect! Will def make again but will try to use buttermilk next time!

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JM012676 May 27, 2013

Just made it tonight, haven't tried it yet. But here's a warning to people who aren't great bakers like me. :) Poor the 2nd layer of frosting on slowly. I don't think I did it slow enough and it started to merge with the marshmallow so I ended up making it look like a marble-type-mess. Not very pretty. We will see how good it is, I'm sure its fine!

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Elizabeth G. December 02, 2009

To be fair to the chef I always try to follow the recipe as is. However in this case I did omit the marshmellow fluff and was glad I did. This cake is sweet to the extreme. It is very moist and chocolatey but I had a small piece with ice cream. I don't know if I would like it alone. I found it to be to sweet.

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Nancy D. August 18, 2015

This cake was actually very good, and after the first day it really was better. I also left out the marshmallow cream, and only used 4 cups of confectioners sugar. Not exactly like Cracker Barrel's; but it was a great cake, and easy to make. Will make it again.

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cbr1953 June 04, 2013

Absolutely Fantastic!!! Everyone LOVED it!!!!

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Classy Gal October 12, 2009
Coke Cake-Cracker Barrel Style