Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Cherry Cola Cake

Cherry cola and marshmallows add to this scrumptious chocolate dessert!

Cherry Cola Cake


1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup cherry-flavored cola
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 – 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme
2 tablespoons frozen cherry-pomegranate juice concentrate, thawed


~Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-inch round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. Divide marshmallows between pans.

~In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, and baking soda.

~In a small saucepan, combine butter, cola, and cocoa; bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.

~In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly. Pour into prepared pans, dividing batter evenly. (Marshmallows will float to the top.)
Bake 25 to 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.

~For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in marshmallow creme and juice concentrate on low speed just until blended.

~Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread top with one cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; spread with remaining frosting.

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