Chocolate Coca-Cola cake

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup butter

1 cup coca cola

1/2 cup whole buttermilk

1/4 cup cocoa

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 baking pan with baking spray with flour. 

In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In medium saucepan, bring butter, coca cola, buttermilk and cocoa to a boil over medium high heat, whisking constantly.  Remove from heat, and whisk butter mixture into flour mixture until smooth.

Whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Spread batter into pan and bake 30-35 minutes.  Spread coca cola frosting onto hot cake, and then let cool.

Frosting

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup coca cola

1/4 cup cocoa

4 cups confectioners sugar

1 cup chopped pecans, optional

In medium saucepan, bring butter, coca cola, and cocoa to a boil, whisking constantly.  Remove from heat and gradually whisk in confectioners sugar. Stir in pecans. Use immediately. Enjoy!

Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough and Casseroles to Go. She can be reached at lori.lesley@gmail.com.