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Double Chocolate Fudge Coco Cola Cake

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I first tasted this cola-inspired cake at the Cracker Barrel restaurant a few years ago and knew I wanted to bake it myself at home. The Img_2872 cake is rich, dense, and very chocolaty and is a big hit with everyone in the family (and our friends too!) The ingredient list would horrify a cardiologist but as long as you don't make it too often - and share with many - it is sure to be a favourite special occasion cake!
Ingredients
For the wet ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Coca-cola 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Semi-sweet baking chocolate 1 Ounce, pieces
  Miniature marshmallows 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Large
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For the dry ingredients
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄3 Cup (37.33 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the frosting
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coca cola 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chocolate syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

MAKING
3. In a saucepan on medium heat, add butter, semi sweet chocolate and coca cola. Mix well and bring it to a boil.
4. Once it starts boiling, remove the pan from heat and stir in the marshmallows. Stirring continuously, melt the marshmallows.
5. Once the marshmallows are dissolved, set the saucepan aside to cool to room temperature.
6. In a mixing bowl, add and combine together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set it aside.
7. In an electric mixer, add sugar, vegetable shortening and vegetable oil. Blend until nice and fluffy.
8. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until well combined.
9. Stir in the buttermilk and beat until nice and smooth.
10. Slowly stir in the flour mixture, beat well. Then stir in the cooled coca cola mixture and combine again.
11. Add in the remaining flour mixture and beat the mixture for 4 minutes or until thick.
12. Take the greased baking pan and pour the above batter evenly into the pan. Bake it in the preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once done, remove the tray and set aside to cool completely before serving.
13. For the frosting: In another bowl, cream the butter with the help of an electric mixer. Once done, add cocoa powder, coca cola, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Beat until well combined and smooth.
14. While the cake is still warm, apply the frosting evenly.

SERVING
15. Serve the double chocolate fudge coca cola cake in desired pieces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Restriction: 
High Fiber
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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