Chocolate, Cola and Walnut Cake

    Chocolate, Cola and Walnut Cake

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    About this recipe: This is a wonderful cake that's perfect for those who have a sweet tooth. A cola-flavoured chocolate cake is spread with a rich cola and walnut topping. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • For the Cake
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250g plain flour
    • 250ml cola-flavoured fizzy drink
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 225g butter
    • 125ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 eggs
    • 75g mini marshmallows
    • For the Topping
    • 6 tablespoons cola-flavoured fizzy drink
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 110g butter
    • 475g icing sugar
    • 115g chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. Sieve the flour, caster sugar and bicarbonate of soda together.
    3. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring 225g butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 250ml cola to the boil. Pour into the flour mixture and stir in the marshmallows, buttermilk and the beaten eggs. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove cake from oven and spread with topping while cake is still warm.
    5. For the Topping: In a saucepan, bring 110g butter, 6 tablespoons cola and 3 tablespoons cocoa to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the icing sugar, chopped nuts and vanilla. Spread topping over cake while still warm.
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    16

    The cake portion of this was very good, moist and with a light chocolate flavor. I would not call it fudgy - the flavor reminds me more of red velvet cake than of a traditional chocolate cake. I used Dr. Pepper, and cut the amount of butter by half; otherwise made as written. (Don't use diet soda - the artificial sweetener is not heat stable!) I did not care for the topping though (which is more of a glaze, not a frosting) - it was WAY too sweet. I made a 9x9 cake and 12 cupcakes; the cake got the topping and the cupcakes were frosted with a "flour icing" recipe, which was much less sweet and complemented the cake better. All in all, pretty good recipe.  -  19 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    12

    Unbelievable!! I have had this cake before and wanted to find the recipe. I'm sooooo glad I did. The cake is yummy moist and the marshmellows add such a great consistency. This one's a keeper!!  -  07 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    10

    This cake reminds me a lot of Texas Sheet Cake...I think the only true difference is that this one adds coca-cola & marshmallows. I used Saco powdered buttermilk as I only rarely use buttermilk. I just added a couple of tbp. in w/ the dry ingredients & added a 1/2 cup of water when I added the eggs. I didn't much care for the frosting until I had it on the cake & then it was superb. Other than using the Saco buttermilk blend, I made no changes to this recipe. It's a keeper as is!  -  24 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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