Dede’s Pepsi-Cola Cake

This oddly made but surprisingly delicious cake and frosting recipe is a great addition for any white trash or hillbilly-themed party.  It’s actually best made the day before and served at room temperature.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup Pepsi
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour 9X13X2 inch pan. 

Combine flour and sugar in large bowl. 

Melt butter, add cocoa and Pepsi.  Pour over flour and sugar mixture, and stir until well blended. 

Add buttermilk, beaten eggs, soda, and vanilla.  Mix well. 

Stir in marshmallows.  (It will look like a very weird mixture by this point.)  Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 40 minutes. 

Remove cake from oven and frost while still warm.

Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed tight dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup chopped peanuts

Cream butter, sugar, and peanut butter. 

Add milk and stir well.  Add nuts. 

Spread over warm cake.  Place frosted cake under broiler about 4 inches from heat  source. 

Broil just a few seconds, or until topping starts to bubble.  Do not scorch! 

Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.