Mom's Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake & Frosting

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the recipe my mom used to make my birthday cake when I was a little girl, and the recipe for my son's cake when he requests chocolate. It is very similar to the other Chocolate Coca-Cola Cakes, but the main difference is the little bit of cinnamon that is in it. It is our favorite chocolate birthday cake. For a prettier cake, you can use double-boiler seven minute frosting....it's not chocolate, but it does make a very pretty cake! It is a nice white frosting...almost like a meringue type frosting. Cook time does not include the 7 minutes for the white icing!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 2 cups sugar.
  2. In a heavy saucepan combine 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup oil, 3 tbsp cocoa, and 1 cup coke. Bring to a boil. Pour over the dry ingredients mixed earlier. Mix until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1 tsp baking soda. Then add it to the mixture.
  4. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla and beat inches Then fold in the marshmallows.
  5. Bake in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean) in a 350 degree oven.
  6. For the frosting: Place 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 3 tbsp cocoa, and 5 tbsp coke in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla. Mix well. If it is too thick, and a drop or two more of coke.
  7. If you want the white 7 minute frosting: (These ingredients are not listed above!) In the top of a double boiler, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp cold water, 2 egg whites, 1 tbsp light corn syrup, and a dash of salt. Beat at a low speed of an electric mixer 30 seconds or just until blended. Place over boiling water; beat constantly on high speed 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and beat 2 minutes or until frosting is thick enough to spread.
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I am rating this recipe as written at this time. First off, the cake itself is very good. The chocolate taste mixed with a hint of cinnamon was so delicious! My problem with the cake was the marshmallows. All the mini marshmallows traveled to the center of the cake when it was in the oven. They made the center very gooey, and it wouldn't cook through. I don't think they are very important to the taste of the cake. I would definitely make the cake again, but I wouldn't use the marshmallows to avoid the gooey mess. Made and reviewed for Zaar Tag. Thanks :)

LilPinkieJ October 28, 2008