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Chocolate-Cola Pound Cake

 Chocolate-Cola Pound Cake
“This rich, delicious pound cake gets Southern flavor from pecans. This type of dessert is served at many Southern family reunions and potluck suppers,” writes Lisa Varner of Charleston, South Carolina. “It's the perfect size for my husband and me.”
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cola
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about
  • 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and
  • salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream and
  • cola. Beat just until combined. Fold in pecans.

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Chocolate-Cola Pound Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Coat a 7-in. tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; add
  • batter. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before
  • removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For icing, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa
  • and butter. Stir in enough cola to achieve desired consistency.
  • Frost cake; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 741 calories, 39 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 317 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.