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Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

 Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake
The secret to this tender cake is the cola in the batter and frosting. It's a good thing this recipe makes a large pan...everyone will want seconds!—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons cola
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided

Directions

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda,
  • cinnamon and salt. Stir in marshmallows; set aside. In a small

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Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • saucepan, bring the cocoa, cola, oil and butter just to a boil. Pour
  • over flour mixture; mix well. Stir in the eggs, buttermilk and
  • vanilla.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a large saucepan, bring the cocoa, cola and butter
  • to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and
  • 3/4 cup pecans until blended. Cool slightly. Spread over cake;
  • sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cool until frosting is set before
  • cutting. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: Diet cola is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 552 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.