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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pintertest Kitchen 17: Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

So, yes.  Hi.

I know I've grossly neglected my blog as of late.

I blame lingering hardwood floor fumes for compromised creative writing skills.

But you GUYS.

I need you to make this cake.

Dare I say favorite chocolate cake ever?

I'm just going to say it.


And EASIEST scratch chocolate cake ever.

Which, my friends, unlike fumes and blogging, is a winning combination.


{original recipe pinned here.}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.

Mix and set aside:

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

In saucepan over medium heat stir until boiling:

1 cup butter

1/4 cup Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup coca-cola

1/2 cup buttermilk

Remove from heat and add to the flour mix, whisk until combined.

Then add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla, whisk until combined.

I used my KitchenAid whisk attachment but I'm sure a hand whisk would work fine.

Pour batter in greased Pyrex dish and bake 30-35 minutes.

Test with toothpick until it comes out clean.


When the cake is nearly done, start on the glaze.

In saucepan over medium heat, stir often until boiling:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened Ghiradelli cocoa powder

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Remove from heat and add 4 cups powdered sugar and stir until combined.

Once cake is done, immediately pour glaze over warm cake and let sit for an hour or so.


I can still taste it.

Probably because I just had a piece for breakfast.  Or two.

I blame the fumes.


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  1. yes.
    i vouch for this cake.
    i vouch for this cake on your couch.

    also. why did i not take a piece home.
    for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    that picture is making me hungry.

  2. this looks much yummier than my breakfast.

    are you getting new wood floors?! i got new "wet concrete" painted floors. not as fancy, but paint fumes should award me a slice of cake too!

    miss you.

  3. Yum! I think I need this in my life! Linking up tomorrow...

  4. Someone put a cake that looks a lot like this in the breakroom yesterday and I probably at 1/4 of the dang thing...and now I want to eat all of this scrumptious looking delight! It seems slightly difficult though? Maybe I'm just a super big wimp when it comes to baking. Can you buy this ghiardelli powder at Safeway?

  5. That cake looks yummy. I believe in buttermilk, so that alone makes me think it's delicious :)

  6. this is a cake i need in my life.
    also needed, more you.

    happy weekend, hoping to join this party before the link closes;) xo

  7. Chocolate cake for breakfast? Sign me up. Looks SO good! Hugs to you, friend.

  8. Looks so good! Hope it makes another Hope appearance!!
    Thanks for the Linky party Jess, always so fun!!

  9. please bring me this asap. miss your face.