Coca-Cola Poke Cake

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Coca-Cola Poke Cake

for the cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup Coca-Cola

for the glaze:

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

To make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9 baking pan; set aside.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder; set aside.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together butter, oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs until creamy (about 2 minutes). Add Coca-Cola and mix on low speed. With mixer still set at low, add flour mixture and continue mixing for one minute or until all ingredients thoroughly combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Once done, poke holes in the cake at about 1-inch intervals using a serving fork, skewer or whatever gets it done (try not to use a regular fork if the tines are pretty close together because it might tear up the cake too much); set aside and make the glaze.

To make the glaze:

Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder; set aside.

In a medium-sized saucepan heat butter and Coca-Cola over medium-high heat until boiling. Once mixture starts to boil, continue cooking for one minute. Remove pan from heat and whisk in sugar and cocoa mixture until smooth.

Slowly pour glaze over cake. If your cake isn't completely level (and mine wasn't), using potholders to handle the pan, slowly tilt cake back and forth, forward and back until all the glaze has soaked into the cake. This prevents all the glaze from settling into the low spots.

Cool at room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving.