Saturday, April 16, 2011

Momma's Double Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

My momma makes the best Double Chocolate Coca-Cola cake ever. It's better than Cracker Barrel's. (Not that I'm biased.)  It's been my favorite dessert since I was a little bitty girl, and I'm planning to have it at my (eventual) wedding as the wedding cake!  

  • 2 cups Cake Flour (I Recommend Swan's comes in a red box)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons (heaping) Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • _____
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Baking Cocoa
  • 12 Tablespoons Coca Cola
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 pounds Confectioner's Sugar


For the cake:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour and sugar together; set aside.

2. Combine the butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola in a saucepan and bring to a low boil.

3. Pour the liquid mixture over the flour/sugar mixture. In another bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk (careful! It rises quickly! Also, don’t use a metal spoon; it messes up the reaction.) and pour into the mixing bowl with everything else. Blend in the eggs and vanilla extract.

4. Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the icing:
1. Bring to a boil the butter, baking cocoa, and Coca-Cola. 

2. Stir in vanilla and confectioner’s sugar, and keep stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.

3. Pour icing over the cake while the cake AND icing are still hot. (The icing will seep into the cake and make your life wonderful!)

Allow iced cake to cool, then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

Scout and Boo

No comments:

Post a Comment