For once I actually followed an old family recipe instead of just making something up...well I changed 2 things but still. I mostly followed a recipe instead of just dumping shit together until it looked right. And honestly most of this cake is cooked on the stove, so I could have gone stupid any time.
Anyway, if you have never made a homemade chocolate coke cake with homemade icing, try it. I can't remember exactly everything that went in it but it was so moist and amazing. I notmally don't like chocolate or red velvet cake because they are dry. But this ain't.
The ingredients sound a little weird. You need a little over a can of coke, Hershey cocoa powder, mayonnaise, marshmallows, vanilla, lots of butter, sugar, and I use Italian flour. The flour in this country is garbage, you guys. It contains poison and causes headaches and stomach cramps.
Anyway, you cook most of the cake on the stove then add it to the other ingredients. Same with the icing. I made chocolate coke icing and peanut butter icing and swirled them together. Chocolate sprinkles on top. This cake has a lot of steps but the assembly is easy, which I like. I hate icing cakes, and I hate layer cakes. This is baked in a 9x13, and the icing is cooked and poured over it then swirled together. It also has nuts. I used pecans.
It's so frickin good you guys! I don't have the recipe with me, so I won't share it, but I'm sure there are similar recipes online.
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