Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
- 2-1/3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
- 1 cup cola, at room temperature
- 1 square semisweet baking chocolate
- 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup powdered baking cocoa
- 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Optional Frosting:
- 1-1/4 cups chocolate chips, powdered sugar, or prepared chocolate frosting
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix with a whisk so the ingredients are equally distributed.
Combine butter, cola, and semisweet chocolate baking square in a saucepan. Remove the mixture from the heat when it comes to a boil. Stir in marshmallows until blended and smooth. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine shortening, oil, vanilla, and sugar, blending until mixed. Add eggs, buttermilk, and cocoa, beating at medium speed until smooth.
Add half of the flour mixture to egg mixture and beat well, scraping down sides often. Add cooled cola mixture and beat. Add remainder of flour and beat just until combined. Fold in 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips. Batter will be thick.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Place on the top shelf in the oven and bake about 50 minutes or until it tests done. (See frosting options below.) Let cool completely before cutting to serve.
Sprinkle 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips on hot cake as soon as you remove it from the oven. Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the chips to melt, then smooth with a spatula to frost the cake. Alternatively, wait until cake is completely cooled and sprinkle generously with powdered sugar or spread on store-bought prepared chocolate frosting.
Yield: 36 to 48 servings, depending on cut size
Cola Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe Photo © 2008 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.