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Nov 3, 2009

Red Velvet Cola Cake

Red Velvet Cola Cake

•1 (18.25 ounces) package red velvet cake mix
•1 (3.9 ounce) package chocolate instant pudding mix
•4 large eggs
•1/2 cup vegetable oil
•1 1/4 cups cola flavored carbonated beverage
Cola Frosting:
•1/2 cup butter
•1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cola-flavored carbonated beverage
•1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 cup chopped pecans toasted

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and oil in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed with an electric mixer until blended; set aside.

Bring cola to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. With mixer on low speed, gradually pour hot cola into cake batter. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

Combine first three 3 ingredients of frosting in a large saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Do not boil mixture. Remove from heat; add powder sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Stir in pecans. Spread warm chocolate-cola frosting over top of warm cake. Let cake cool completely on wire rack.
Yield: 15 servings.