What You'll Need:
1 (18-1/4-ounce) package devil's food cake mix 1 (4-serving-size) package chocolate instant pudding mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups cola, divided (See Option) 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 (16-ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans.
toasted What To Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and oil until blended. Gradually add 1-1/4 cups cola. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes; pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. In a large saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and remaining cola; cook over medium heat until butter melts, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then the pecans. Spread warm frosting over top of warm cake; cool completely on a wire rack.