Thursday, August 19, 2010

Is there really Coke in that?

Yes my friends, I made a coca-cola cake the other day.  And yes it really has coke in it.  I can not even count how many people have asked me that question upon hearing about my delicious cake.  :)  But beware, I am pretty sure that this cake is the most awful for you ever but it tastes oh so good!

So here's the recipe if you want to try it for yourself:

The Cake:
1 cup coca-cola
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter or margarine
3 tbsp cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan, bring coca cola, oil, butter, and cocoa to boil.   Mix sugar, flour and salt, and pour mixture into boiling liquid.  Beat well.  Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla.  Pour into a greased cake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

The frosting:
1 stick butter
3 tbsp cocoa
6 tbsp cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pecans
1 pound confectioners sugar

In saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and milk.  Heat until the butter melts.  Beat in remaining ingredients and spread on hot cake. 

Cool before cutting.  (Apparently this is very important.  I did not wait to cut it, and it was a crumbly mess.  As tempting as it is, wait a little while before cutting yourself a piece!)

The finished product:

I will leave you with pictures of my ricotta-broccoli canneloni dinner.  I'm not going to give you the recipe simply because it was not that good, but I will show you the steps I took.  It was fun to make, even if it was not super delicious.

Today is the first day of classes for the Fall 2010 semester.  This should be my last semester!  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Too bad the broccoli ricotta didn't turn out so good b/c the pics looks great!! Makes me hungry!! :)