Chocolate Cola Cake with Cola Frosting

I found this recipe in the February 2009 All You ~ a magazine I got in one of my niece’s fundraisers.

Chocolate Cola Cake with Cola Frosting

In a pan, combine 12 TBSP Unsalted Butter, 2 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and 2/3 Cup Coke Cola ~ cook over low heat and stir until butter is melted.

Whisk together 2 Cups Flour, 2 Cups Sugar, 1/2 tsp Baking Soda and 1/4 tsp of Salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk 2 Large Eggs at room temp, 1/2 Cup Buttermilk at room temp, and 1-1/2 tsp Vanilla.

Once chocolate mixture has melted, stir in flour mixture and then the egg mixture…whisk together.

Pour cake batter into a 9×13 greased and floured baking pan (I used the PAM Baking Spray). Bake in a 350F oven for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes clean.

For the Cola Frosting ~

Cook 4 TBSP Unsalted Butter, 2 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa and 6 TBSP of Coke Cola in a small pan until all ingredients are melted and well combined.

Sift 2 Cups Powdered Sugar into a medium bowl.

Whisk chocolate mixture into sugar and add 1 tsp vanilla.

Once cake is out of oven ~ poke holes all over top of the hot cake with a fork (just don’t go VooDoo on the cake like I did…most of the frosting ending up inside the cake!) and pour warm frosting over cake.

Let cool in pan on a wire rack.

EAT!

It’s a very tasty and moist cake!

For Today ~ 2 February 2009 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 2 Februaryy 2009

Outside My Window… Sunny! Light clouds…actually more jet contrails than clouds. Same ole construction workers…only this time they cut down all those Sycamore trees. 😦

I am thinking… Holy Toledo! It’s February already! I still want to garden! But we really need more snow and rain, or it’ll be a very bad fire season coming up.

I am thankful for… the Sparks Library.

From the kitchen… It was going to be marinated flank steak with Orzo spinach salad…but it may be just a take-n-bake Papa Murphy’s pizza. There is a Chocolate Coke Cake sitting on the butcherblock though. 🙂

I am wearing… blue jeans, tennies, maroon long sleeved cotton t-shirt.

I am creating… my garden plots…planning what to plant and what berry bushes to buy for out front.

I am going… to visit a few nurserys to check out prices on Blueberry and Elderberry bushes…and maybe Blackberries.

I am reading… gardening books…and just finished up reading two books on raising free-range chickens.

I am hoping… that we get more moisture in the weather.

I am hearing… the folks in the next office over, and the air system.

Around the house… whew wee…I was in a cleaning freenzy yesterday. The north facing enclosed porch is all cleaned (large yard garage bag full of junk), swept, vacuumed, mopped and DUSTED! I dusted…imagine that! Well actually…it was beyond dusting…I took hot soapy water to the place. I cleaned out back in an area where I was going to house 3 laying hens, but changed my mind after reading a few books.

One of my favorite things… playing in the dirt.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… more planning of the garden and try to set up a seed exchange.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

Found this in an email a friend sent with silly critters in it. Looks like one of the squirrels I fed in our work courtyard…before the grounds keeper found out what I was doing. 😦 I miss Abigal!

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