Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen #42 - Coca Cola cake

Each week I join forces with my good friend Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady
to bring you this Kids in the Kitchen family recipe link up - We are all about encouraging
families to cook and eat together. Real food, verses the fake processed stuff is always best.
We believe that food is healthier and families happier when they get in the habit of spending time in the kitchen together. 

We use Cooking 101 as part of our family homeschool - teaching life skills and healthy habits 
to last a lifetime. The kids plan a food budget, meals, study nutrition and much more. 

This week at our house: 

Coca Cola Cake: 

Do you enjoy family traditions during the holidays? 
A tradition in our family - and one that is very southern - is a classic Coca Cola cake. 
Yes, with real Coca Cola. 

Ok, so it hasn't been a constant at our family celebrations, but my first memories of it 
were from early childhood and it stuck with me. 
My Aunt Dianne made the first one I can recall and we have at least talked of it at every 
family gathering since then. 

I'm guessing, after this year, we'll never be without it at a celebration again 

It is the yummiest, chocolate - y - est, fudge -y- est, yummiest cake ever! 

I'd show you a picture of a single piece - but we ate it. 
It's just that good. 

Here's what ya need: 

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola®
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Here's what ya do: 

In a bowl, sift the sugar and flour.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  1. Add marshmallows.
  2. In a saucepan, mix the butter, oil, cocoa and Coca-Cola. Bring to a boil and pour over dry ingredients; blend well.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to batter along with eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well.
  4. Pour into a well-greased 9- by-13-inch pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and frost immediately.
To make frosting, combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over confectioners' sugar, blending well. Add vanilla extract and pecans. Spread over hot cake. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

Recipe from the Coca Cola Company- featured in Southern Living Magazine 
Send thank you notes to my email address :) yup - make yer tongue slap your brains out 
kind of good! 

I'd love to hear about traditions in your family

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