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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 2 cups 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
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons cola
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided


  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in marshmallows; set aside. In a small 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.
Editor's Note: Diet cola is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 552 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • jenniferp83352
    Apr 11, 2014

    So good! I love the cinnamon with the chocolate in this! And it's the perfect sweetness!

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