Pecan and Cola Chocolate Cake

    1 day 6 hours 40 min

    This is a great cake for all the cola fans out there. A cola flavoured chocolate cake is spread with a dreamy cola and pecan topping. Enjoy for dessert or with a cuppa.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • For the Cake
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g butter
    • 75g mini marshmallows
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 250ml cola-flavoured fizzy drink
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • For the Topping
    • 110g butter
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 6 tablespoons cola-flavoured fizzy drink
    • 475g icing sugar
    • 110g chopped pecans

    Prep:1day6hr  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1day7hr40min 

    1. Combine flour and caster sugar in mixing bowl. Bring 225g butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 250ml cola to the boil. Pour over the flour and sugar and mix thoroughly.
    2. Add buttermilk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla and marshmallows and mix well.
    3. Bake in a prepared 20x30cm tin for 40 minutes at 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. Meanwhile, combine 110g butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa and 6 tablespoons cola and heat to boiling. Pour over 475g icing sugar and mix well. Mix in chopped nuts and spread over hot cake.

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    MARSHMALLOW ISSUES: For those of you that are having trouble with the "marshmallow" part of the recipe, it is written right. Instead of offering revised recipes, you should try it how it's written first. The marshmallows float to the top melting over the chocolate cake giving it a chewy brownie like crust. If you're fishing the marshmallows out or melting them in the recipe, you're missing the best part of this cake. Make it like the recipe says and you'll be calling it "crack cocaine cake" like I do. It's addicting. My absolute favorite chocolate cake ever. Thank you sassy!!! Amended to add - I just made the cake again today for my husand's birthday as it is his favorite. I added an extra cup of marshallows too. Chewy delicious crust!! So so so good.  -  24 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My friend asked for this cake for her birthday and I decided to give it a try first and I am so glad I did! I read the other reviews and saw where people didn't think the cake had enough chocolate,so I used 5 tablespoons of cocoa with the cake and 3 tablespoons in the icing. It was really GOOD! I think this brought it to the level of chocolate I needed for my craving. Can't wait to make it again this weekend for my friends birthday!  -  19 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum! I am 14 years old and this was the first cake I've ever made from scratch by myself. I made it for my little brother's birthday and it was delicious. However, the icing was a little too sweet. The consistency was okay, though. I'd recommend halving the amount of confectioner's sugar and maybe adding in some more cocoa. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!  -  23 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)