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Cocoa Cola Cake

"I love this tender cake because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it mixes up in a jiffy," relates Ellen Champagne of New Orleans, Louisiana. "The rich fudge frosting is easy to prepare, and the chopped pecans add nice crunch.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • FUDGE FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup cola
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in marshmallows.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for frosting, combine cocoa and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cola until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans. Spread over cake. Let stand for 20 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 479 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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