My late Granny used to make this cake every time we went for a visit. I love it because it reminds me of her.
My mother and I found the recipe in a shoebox that my Granny kept most of her recipes in. It was hand written on a piece of paper that had turned yellow from age. We were both so excited to make it for ourselves. And I'm excited to share it with you.
Let's Get Started:
Granny's Coca-Cola Marshmallow Cake
2 cups of AP Flour
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 sticks unsalted butter
3 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Coca-Cola
2 eggs-slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
Grease 13 x 9 x 2 pan
Sift flour and sugar into large bowl and add marshmallows.
Heat butter, cocoa, and Coke in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over flour, sugar, and marshmallows.
Stir in beaten eggs and vanilla.
Combine baking soda and buttermilk in a small bowl. This combination should fizz and expand a little so make sure you allow for this. Let sit for about 20-30 seconds.
Add buttermilk to other ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour into greased pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until inserted toothpick is clean.
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
6 Tablespoons Coca-Cola
4 Cups powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
In a medium sized saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coke to a slight boil.
Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and pecans if using.
Spread icing over hot cake--really you just pour it over the cake while it's still hot.
Allow the icing to soften so that you can spread it entirely over the cake, if needed.
Allow cake to cool before cutting.