Cacao Cola Cake

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for rich chocolate cake made with cocoa, cola and marshmallows and glazed with chocolate icing.
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Kimberly meets with the Mast Brothers, Rick and Michael, to learn their bean-to-bar secrets, then cooks up some decadent items in her own kitchen with the help of special guest Kacey Musgraves, as seen on Season 2 of Great American Country's Kimberly's Simply Southern.

Cook time: 45-55 minutes | Yield: 9"x13" cake

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 cups marshmallows, mini's
  • 2 cups cake flour (unsifted)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Icing:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.

In a small pot add butter, cocoa, cola and marshmallows. Melt and stir to incorporate.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Whisk to stir. Slowly add the butter mixture and incorporate into the batter. Pour batter mixture into a 9x13 pan.

Place in oven and bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 minutes.

For the Chocolate Icing:
In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to a boil. Remove from heat; add 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped, and let stand, without stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk just until combined.

Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until spreadable, about 1 hour or keep at room temperature.

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