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Serves: 12
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1 stick butter
1 c cola
3/4 c miniature marshmallows
1 square of semi sweet baking chocolate
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c vegetable oil
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c buttermilk
2 c sugar
2 1/3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 stick butter
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 c coca cola (plus 2-3tbsp if needed)
3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c hershey syrup

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Kimi Gaines Recipe
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orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Aug 2010
Kimi's notes for this recipe:
I have had a bite of this and it is luscious. Can't wait to try it myself. I don't have any coke around, so I am going to use Pepsi. I'm sure it will work out great.
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Place in sauce pan, butter, coke, semi-sweet baking square and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add marshmallows and stir until all is blended and the marshmallows have disappeared. Set aside and let cool enough to tepid or room temperature.
In mixing bowl blend the shortening, oil, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat until smooth. Mix flour with baking soda, cocoa, baking powder and salt, add half the flour mixture to shortening, egg mixture, and beat. Scrape bowl time to time to clean off so ingredients are blended in batter. Add cooled coca cola mixture and beat. Add remainder of flour and beat until completely smooth about 3-4 minutes. Batter will be thick. Place batter in a 13x9x2 greased pan.
Set pan on top shelf in a preheated 350F degree oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.
FROSTING:Cream butter and cocoa; add vanilla, hershey syrup and coca cola until smooth. Add powdered sugar a little at a time and beat constantly. Scrape the sides of the bowl time to time to get all ingredients into the frosting. If the frosting seams a little dry add a little more coca cola. Frost warm cake and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Dec 4, 2010
Kimi Gaines [kimijo] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
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user Sally Toth uz2bsalkc - Dec 4, 2010
I make a similiar cake but use cherry cola and frost when it is still hot.. tastes like a tootsie roll!
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Dec 4, 2010
awesome...I'm sure root beer would be good too...
user Jo Anne Sugimoto sugarnspicetedibears - Dec 4, 2010
With Pepsi being my favorite soda, it will be the greatest cake!!! Mahalo for sharing, Kimi! Have a great day! XOXOX Jo
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Dec 5, 2010
I like both but hey any carmel colored soda will work I am sure...Have a great Sunday!!

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