The Freshman Cook: Cherry Coke Parfait!

This month the ingredients for the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge are coca cola and cherry. Since I  officially became a resident of the south this past December, I felt it was time to embrace my new home, and make my first official cola cake. I have heard about these cakes before, but until now, I had never made one. I am sure glad I did. It is moist and has those yummy pockets of marshmallow that just make your mouth smile! I cut the cake into small bites, stuffed it in a mason jar, piled on some cherries, topped it with whipped cream, and make Cherry Coke Parfaits. Yum! I hope you enjoy them!

Cherry Coke Parfait

(cake recipe from Cake Doctor)
1 package White Cake Mix

4 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

8 tablespoons Butter-melted

1 cup Cola

1/2 cup Buttermilk

2 large Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla 

1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows

1 can Comstock Canned Cherries

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 13’x9′ pan with vegetable cooking spray.

Don’t add flour.

Put the cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, cola,

buttermilk, eggs and vanilla in your mixing bowl. Blend on low 

for 1 minute, then kick it up to medium for 2 more minutes.

Scrape down the sides of your bowl. 

Add the mini marshmallows, and fold them into the batter.

Place the batter into your baking dish and cook for 40-42 minutes.

Let it cool for 15 minutes. 

Once cool, cut some of the pieces into small bite sizes.

Place the small pieces in the bottom of your jar or cup.

Top with some cherries.

Then add another layer of cake and a layer of cherries.

Pour your heavy whipping cream into your mixing bowl.

Start to mix on medium using a whisk beater.

 Add your sugar and vanilla.

Turn mixer to high and mix until the cream becomes
whipped cream.

Place whipped cream in a pastry bag,

and use Wilton M tip to top the parfait.

Garnish the whipped cream with

hearts or chocolate sprinkles!

Enjoy your Cherry Coke Parfait!

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