Quick Chocolate Cola Cakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Chocolate Cola Cakes Recipe

Quick Chocolate Cola Cakes

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"This recipe will also make 2 (8-inch) square cakes; they'll freeze well in disposable pans."

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  1. BEAT first 4 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups cola. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.
  2. BAKE at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  3. COOK butter, remaining 1/2 cup cola soft drink, and cocoa in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in pecans.
  4. SPREAD warm frosting over top of warm cake; cool completely on wire rack.
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  • Reprinted with permission of Southern Living® magazine. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2004

Everyone loved this recipe! I have to give out copies of the recipe to anyone who tries it! I made a 9x13 inch pan, so I had to increase baking time to 40 minutes. Also, be sure to use Duncan Hines brand cake mix...with no pudding added to mix already. To use only one can of soda in this recipe, I added only 1 cup of cola to the cake, and then added an additional 1/4 cup of water. I used the called-for 1/2 cup for the frosting. This makes a rich, gooey, moist, chocolate cake. It was a huge success, except for those very few children who do not like nuts....Definitely a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 13, 2003

The cake overall was so-so, but the glaze was delicious. I think I'll use the glaze only in the future, to frost regular chocolate cake.


11 Ratings

Mar 26, 2006

Didn't care for this at all. Tasted burnt!!

May 11, 2005

I have made this twice now and have gotten rave reviews both times. The second time I made it I used Devil's Food flavored instant pudding as well as Devil's food cake mix with added pudding in the mix. I also added a bit more vanilla. Very moist. Another hint, cut holes in cake before pouring icing over top- allows for it to soak in creating a moist cake.

Mar 13, 2003

This is quite possible THE BEST chocolate cake I have ever eaten!! It is light, fluffy and delicious. My family couldn't stop talking about it. I will definitely be making over and over again.

Jan 29, 2003

OK, but nothing special. Homemade chocolate cake is almost as easy and much better!

Jan 29, 2003

I served this cake at school and everyone that likes chocolate loved it, it tasted great and I loved the frosting.

Jun 20, 2005

This was a wonderful cake! I made it for Father's Day and it was big hit. Very moist. Couple suggestions: when using a 9x13 pan it needs to cook about 45 minutes and sift the powder sugar first.


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