December 15, 2005

Weekend Cookbook Challenge #1 - A Submission from Alicat's Mom - Cola Cake




Cola Cake


2 c. sifted flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 1/3 c. sugar
1 egg
2 egg yolks (keep whites for frosting)
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. buttermilk (or sour milk)
2/3 c. Cola



Start with all ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven at 350f.


Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa. Add the shortening, milk and cola.


Beat approx. 1 1/2 minutes at low speed until well blended. Add the egg plus the egg yolks. Beat another 1 1/2 minutes at low speed.


Pour into 2 well greased 8 inch square or round pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Wait until cooled to frost.



Frosting


2 egg whites
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. cola
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. cream of tartar
1/3 c. light corn syrup


Combine all ingredients. Cook over rapidly boiling water in a double broiler, beating constantly at a low speed until peaks form (this takes a while!).

Remove from heat and continue beating until thick enough to spread (we never were able to reach the 'stiff peaks'). Frost cola cake once the cake has cooled.



Recipe from Marcia Madsen Hays from The Ideals Family Dessert Cookbook.