-In a saucepan, bring 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup cola, and
chocolate to a boil.
-Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows until
-Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
-In a bowl, Combine flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, baking
powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
-With an electric mixer, beat together sugar, shortening,
oil, and 2 tsp. vanilla until fluffy; beat in eggs and
-Beat in 1/2 of the dry mixture, scraping the sides of
the bowl often.
-Beat in cooled cola mixture.
-Add remaining dry mixture and beat for 4 minutes; batter
will be thick.
-Pour batter into a greased and floured 13" X
9" X 2" baking pan.
-Bake on top rack of a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes,
or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
-Cream butter with an electric mixer.
-Beat in 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup cola, chocolate
syrup, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
-Slowly add powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the
bowl often, while beating with the mixer.
-If frosting seems dry, add small amounts of cola until
you reach desired consistency.
-Frost cake while warm.
topped with natural vanilla bean ice cream.
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6 Visitor Comments About This
5 Star Recipe! Worth the
work. Excellent (only if you love chocolate, that is)
This is a fantastic
recipe. Well worth the extra effort it takes to make this delightful
I haven't tried this yet
but I want to thank you very much for it. Coming from Georgia and
knowing of this cake since a kid I absolutely LOVE it. Everyone who
knew how to make it has passed on leaving no recipe behind and the
Cracke rBarrel doesn't always have it. I had tried to save it on the
computer the first time and it didn't take; Thank the good LORD for
a good archives.
The best chocolate cake I
have ever made. I think next time I will measure the ingredients a
day ahead to save time on baking day. Thanks!
I tried this cake because it is my mother-in-laws favorite cake. It
turned out terrible. At about thirty minutes into the oven, it
started overflowing. The middle also did not get done??? I followed
directions to the "T". ???
I made this recipe and
followed the directions to the T and it is nothing like Cracker
Barrel. It was so much lighter in color, thicker, not much more than
a regular chocolate box cake. Does not have the "wow" factor. The
icing was just ordinary too. I used the Nestles Baking cocoa. We
went to Cracker Barrel last night for dinner and spoke with the
waitress and manager. They said the cake comes to them in plastic
pouches and that the marshmallows are in the mix and not melted in
the chocolate mix that you boil.
comments/questions here. I made this cake for my mom's surprise 60th
birthday party and it was a HUGE hit. Everyone loved it and asked
for the recipe.
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