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Chocolate Cola Cake

This recipe includes two of my favorite things...pop and chocolate, so how could I go wrong?   It was moist, delicious and was still great the next day when the missionaries came over and finished it!! I am glad they liked it!!(and it was less I ate!)  The whole family LOVED it!  You cannot even tell that it has the pop in it.  Next time I am going to try Cherry Coke Zero in it! YUM!!
Chocolate Cola Cake
1 package white cake mix
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
2 eggs
1 cup cola ( I used Coke Zero)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  You also want your cola to be a room temperature not cold!!
Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
In a large mixer bowl, combine cake mix, cocoa, eggs, cola, milk and oil.  Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Fold in the marshmallows. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. 
 Cool for 1 hour before frosting.
Chocolate Cola Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/3 cup cola
3-3 1/4 cup powered sugar
In a medium saucepan, melt butter.  Add cocoa and cola, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and gradually add enough powdered sugar to make a smooth spreading consistency.  Spread evenly over cake.  Cook completely before cutting.
*If you would like add 3/4 cup nuts to the frosting.
I am not a huge cake eater, but I really liked this one!!
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  1. OH goodness you just put Rick's two favorite things in one recipe :)

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  2. I've made Coca-Cola cake before from scratch. I hadn't seen a recipe with a cake mix before this. This sounds fun and easy and I like the texture the soda gives the cake! I'm bookmarking this one for a rainy day!

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  3. Isn't this such a great cake. I made it not too long ago!! Looks beautiful.

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  4. I make Coca Cola cake too but I never thought to put marshmallows in it. That's a good idea!! Yummm!
    Brandie

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  5. That looks like a great recipe. I'll have to save it in my folder of recipes to try. Have a great day.

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  6. I have a Coca-Cola cookbook. It has many fun recipes in it. I love the chocolate cola cake:)

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  7. Love the idea of cherry coke for a bit more flavor. What a cool idea! Thanks!

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  8. I've heard wonderful things about making cakes with cola. I really need to try it sometime.

    I'd love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

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  9. Perfect chocolate recipe! I knew when I went to your blog today you posted something fantastic! Can't wait to try this one!

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  10. Hi Tiffanee,
    We just love a Chocolate Cola Cake. I would like to try your recipe, I think it is a little different from mine and looks great. Thank you so much for sharing at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  11. ooo. That sounds interesting and looks delicious! I'll have to give this a try - soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

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  12. Yum Tiffanee! I have seen this cake recipe in many of my cookbooks and often then I should make it....I love that you have made it and showed me that I should definitely do so! You have sealed it for me with your approval. :-)

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  13. Well that just sounds weird and awesome at the same time. Cake with pop in it? I'm all over that! And marshmallows to boot. Definitely one we will try!!!

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  14. Yum, I love cake! I worked in a bakery for a while and one of the tricks I learned there was to use soda pop in place of the water. We always used Coke in chocolate cakes and Sprite in "light" cakes. Flavored sodas were always good too. Your cake looks beautiful!

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  15. Chocolate Cola Cake is a favorite of mine, so moist! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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