The tooth fairy owes me

Yesterday’s long-overdue visit to the dentist’s office resulted in the loss of one troublesome bicuspid, and the welcome addition of a new and ferocious sweet tooth.  For most people, a trip to the dentist inspires a surge in flossing and responsible dental hygiene habits. For me, a trip to the dentist means out-of-control cravings for all things sweet and sugary. Hello Coca-Cola Cake!

It’s way too intense for regular consumption, but my friend Noelleen requested it, and, honestly, I feel I am entitled to indulge my cravings. If I am going to wander around the house, toothless and slobbering, talking like a hillbilly beaver, I should enjoy the experience.

Hope you enjoy it too!

Old Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1/2 cup buttermilk (or regular milk with 1/2 tsp of vinegar)
1 cup Coke
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
1 cup miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13- x 9-inch baking pan (I used a bundt pan here and it came out sloppy. In the future, I’ll stick to the flat pans. This sucker is just too moist!)

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

Heat butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola to boiling and pour over the flour mixture. Mix well. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract and marshmallows and blend. The batter will be thin with marshmallows floating on top. Bake for 45 minutes.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons coke
1 box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix/melt first three ingredients in a sauce pan on the stove. Remove from the heat and blend in the sugar and vanilla extract. Spread on warm cake. Expect the cake to absorb some of the frosting.

Stick a fork in it.

Happy New Year Y’all!

PS: Anyone looking for a seriously nifty last minute New Year’s craft needs to check out this amazing lantern from Alison over at Backstich Baby! Wish I had thought of this one myself. Seriously considering hanging one in my bathroom all year round 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Alison!


  1. Jills says

    Happy new years sweetheart ( hardy har har)
    Save a slice for me!

  2. says

    Happy New year Peaches!
    Though I am not a fan of coke I might do this because it sounds delicious!

  3. says

    Hoping your NYE celebration was fabulous! I am seriously attracted to the idea of coca cola cake but wish I could taste it before I make a whole one, although it could be just the thing for my b-day party, where I hope to make party hats along the lines of the one in your previous post. Thank you for all your hilarious and fun inspiration this past year. Looking forward to many more of your great posts! So glad I found you!!
    xoxo Mary Jo

  4. says

    I would love to hear a hillbilly beaver! Thanks for the recipe and glad you survived the dentistry.

  5. says

    Thank you so much I am so adding coke to the grocery list this week and will let ya know how it turns out – ummm I dont know what a bundt pan is but i have a square one that should be okay!

    Thank you thank you thank you and the image of a hillbilly beaver hee hee hee hee xoxox

  6. Jills says

    Happy New Year Kiddo! Love your cake, and that lantern is awesome! Hope you rang in the new year n style!!

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