A Southern Cook Extraordinaire!

Coca Cola Cake Recipe-Thanks Mom!

Being raised in rural North Carolina by simple country parents had its advantages. I grew up with these basic rules: “You lie, you cheat in school, or you steal, you will regret it.” My parents weren’t kidding! We had no nonsense rules to live by (which I did not see at the time as being an advantage), but playtime was plentiful and Mom cooked hot meals and homemade biscuits every night….imagine! As my sister, brother and I took our rightful places in society as adults, it was such a treat to come home to Mom’s cooking. I haven’t had a homemade biscuit or anything that compares to her famous desserts since she passed away, but still have vivid memories of them and those awesome Sunday lunches-yum!! They were just the norm as children, but well worth the two hour drive home as adults.

Mom began to bake holiday cakes and pies for friends after she retired and over time her “baker extraordinaire” reputation spread throughout our town. She had more business than she wanted, but always made sure our favorite cakes and pies were on display whenever we came home for a visit. Honestly, my mom never made much money on her delicacies, for it was not her priority, and what little money she made went towards gifts for her grandchildren. Baking for her was enjoyable and knowing her talents were appreciated by others was enough.

Over the years, I have learned to cook rather well, but do not possess my mom's baking abilities. Cooking and baking are entirely different, and at least to me, there is more to baking than reading a recipe and placing it in the oven. There is an art to getting the texture and moisture just right,,, once again, I am a work in progress.

So mom, consider this Hub a tribute to you. I’m sharing one of the fabulous recipes you baked for us with my Hub friends, just in time for the holidays!

Coca Cola Cake

Butter-3 sticks

Cocoa-6 TBSP

Can of Coke

Miniature marshmellows-1 ½ cups

Confectioner’s sugar-1 box

Pecans-1 cup- chopped

Buttermilk-½ cup

Vanilla flavoring- 2 tsp.

All Purpose Flour- 2 cups

Baking Soda- 1 tsp.

Eggs-2

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Heat to boiling: 2 sticks butter, 3 TBSP. cocoa and ¾ cup coke

Mix together in bowl:

2 cups sugar, 2 cups flour, ½ cup buttermilk, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs

Add coke mixture and heat 5 minutes. Add 1 ½ cups marshmellows. Bake in a 13”x9”x2” pan which has been greased and dusted with flour. Bake approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean. Temp-350 degrees

Frosting:

Heat 1 stick butter, 6 TBSP. coke, 3 TBSP. cocoa, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over one box of confectioner’s sugar and heat-do not boil. Add 1 cup chopped pecans and spread over cake while HOT.

ENJOY!

Coca Cola Cake

This recipe is not one of my mom's originals, but one of my favorites growing up.
This recipe is not one of my mom's originals, but one of my favorites growing up.

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20 comments

Linda Morgan 5 years ago

Wow, that cake looks delicious!

Thanks for bringing back memories of Sunday dinners. A lovely tradition, don't you think?


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

yes I do and really miss them! Thanks for reading!!


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seo-tutor 5 years ago

Nice article, let see with your recipe what comes out with my hand


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

please let me know!


MarionFL 5 years ago

Your Sunday dinners remind me of how I feel about Thanksgiving dinners! Thanks for sharing, I think I want to bake this cake and bring it to my family Thanksgiving dinner this year!


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

It is so good Marion! Let me know what you think!Thanks for reading.


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susan54 5 years ago

Picklesandrufus, I am a Texas women I love cola cake. What a great hub! Come check out my flattop hub! Thanks


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Will do, thanks for stopping by!


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Picklesandrufus,VOTE UP! From one NC girl to another. Coca cola cake was around our house all the time, so good! I am glad to see another gril from the wood around here. You are missing out on the flattop haircut though. My mom has one for over 10 year, I have one and my sister in law has one. Come counrty girl get in that barber chair.Lol super hub!!


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Pickles, I just posted my first hub. come see Thanks


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Eliza57 5 years ago

Oh, this does bring back memories. Mom used to make this. I remember a few times your mom cooking when I came over to your house, but did not try her cake. I collect cookbooks/recipes, so this one is a keeper and one I will be sure to fix. Thanks for sharing!


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Eliza57...we did have such fond memories from our youth!I hope you get to make this cake and some of those memories come rushing back!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi a certain to bookmark and try out.

It looks delicious!!

Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Eiddwen,

thanks for checking out this Hub....may make this cake for Christmas...remember it fondly from my youth!


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

This does look good, I don't drink sodas but my husband drinks Pepsi, will that work?


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Hi Pollyannalana,

I don't see why Pepsi wouldn't work. Pepsi is a little sweeter than Coke, but otherwise they are basically the same I think. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


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stephaniedas 4 years ago from Miami, US

This looks too good to be true. Coca Cola cake, really? Wow. I am bookmarking this to make for my boyfriend, a coca cola lover.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Hi Stephaniedas! I do believe he will love it!


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Soooo gooooood, even though it's so bad! :) This is my husband's favorite cake! We very, very rarely indulge as we should not eat anything with cow's milk in it, but if we are tempted too badly we've been known to just eat it anyway.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va Author

Yes, R Talloni, it is a cake in which I rarely indulge, but when I do....it's worth the wait!!

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