recipe:: coca cola cake

I love Coca Cola Cake. If you’re never had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into this sugary sweet dessert, you should try making it. Or go to Cracker Barrel and have theirs, which is even better. It’s a southern dessert and yes, there actually is a whole can of Coke in the recipe. I found this particular recipe on Pinterest, courtesy of a blog by May Flaum. I have to give a warning, though — I followed the recipe exactly, and it still turned out VERY dense like many readers commented on her blog. Her photos of her cake look very fluffy in comparison…. but I made this for a coworker’s birthday last week and despite it being dense, it got rave reviews. Any suggestions on how to make it a fluffier cake are welcome!

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Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 350, and grease a 9×13 pan.

2) Mix:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon

3) In a saucepan over medium high heat, stir this until it boils:
1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Coca Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk

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4) Take off heat and add that to the flour mix & whisk until combined.

5) Then add:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

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6) Mix, put in pan, and bake for about 30 minutes. Be sure not to over-bake it!

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7) When cake is nearly done make the glaze by mixing in saucepan:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup Coca Cola

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8) Once the glaze boils, remove and slowly stir in 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar until nice and smooth. (You could probably go a little lighter on the sugar, in my opinion.)

9) Once the cake is cooked and out of the oven, pour this warm glaze right over the top of the hot cake!

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Let the glaze set and the cake cool for a at least a few minutes before digging in. Enjoy!

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