August 27, 2009

Texas Sheet Cake Alabama Style

What could be more Southern and delicious than a chocolate sheet cake? How about a chocolate sheet cake made with Coca Cola? Why, it can cure just about anything but a broken heart and the crack of dawn!

Just smelling it bake and then that fudgy icing goes on warm and just oozes down into the cake. You know "Anything that doesn't kill you, just makes you stronger." Some still consider Coca Cola to be medicinal so I guess this is what the good doctor ordered.

Coca Cola Sheetcake
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. In a saucepan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture. In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until done.

1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 box confectioner's sugar, (1pound)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Stir in nuts. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.