My first bloggerversary cake was actually supposed to be Brownies.. But Damn this recipe was one big fat lie!
They were *good* they/it was nothing like what I expected though. I've made cola cupcakes a hundred times over the years and I've been craving some cherry coke brownies, with chunks of cherries in them and all, so when I found this recipe I was hoping this was exactly what I was looking for.. turns out, it wasn't. it wasn't dense and fudgy, but light and airy and not nearly chocolaty enough.
Here is the recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola *I used Cherry Coke
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup candied cherries
Sift together flour and sugar. Heat butter, cocoa and Coca Cola to boiling point; pour over sugar mixture. Mix butter milk, eggs, baking soda, marshmallows and vanilla and add to mixture. Mix well. Batter will be thin. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan and bake 30 minutes.
This recipe called for a frosting that used 1 cup of margarine and A WHOLE BOX of powdered sugar.. I didn't go there.. that is like a diabetic coma waiting to happen. (and I do not use margarine, eww!)
If you're interested in the original recipe you can find it here.
I wasn't impressed.. but I still have 4 weeks to get it right.