We can thank southern cookin’ ingenuityfor the use of Coca Cola in this delicious chocolate sheet cakewith a scrumptious chocolate pecan frosting that’s spread onthe cake while it’s still hot.
Recipe: Coca Cola Sheet Cake
Cake:2 cups granulated sugar2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup Coca-Cola (do not use diet)1/2 cup vegetable oil1/2 cup butter3 tablespoons unsweetened (baking) cocoa2 large eggs1/2 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon vanilla extractChocolate Pecan Frosting:1/2 cup butter6 tablespoons cream or milk1 teaspoons vanilla extract3 tablespoons unsweetened (baking) cocoa1 (1-pound) box powdered sugar1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
For Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease and flour a 11 x 17 x 1-inch jelly roll pan; set aside.
Whisk together the sugar, flour and saltin a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, bring the Coca-Cola,oil, butter and cocoa just to a boil. Remove from heat and pourthe hot liquid mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs,buttermilk, soda, and vanilla; add to the Coca-Cola/flour mixtureand mix well. Pour into the preparedpan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean.Remove from oven and frost immediately.
Prepare the Chocolate Pecan Frosting whilethe cake is baking. Frost cake while it is still Hot.(This step is important, cake must be frosted while it is stillhot.)
For Chocolate Pecan Frosting: In a saucepan,combine the butter and milk. Heat until the buttermelts, beat in the remaining ingredients. Spread on the hotcake. Cool completely before serving.
Makes 12 to 15 servings.
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