Coca-Cola Carrot Cake

Coca-Cola Carrot Cake

                    -----CAKE-----

2 cups Flour – sifted
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Cocoa
3 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 1/4 cups Raw carrots – grated
1 cup Nuts – chopped
1 cup Coconut – flaked
-----COCA-COLA SYRUP-----
3/4 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
6 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Beat the eggs well; add sugar, oil, 3/4 cup cola, and vanilla and beat well. Stir in the dry ingredients until smooth,
then add the carrots, nuts and coconut. Mix well. Bake in a greased and lightly floured 13 x 9 pan in a preheated 350~F oven for 40-50 minutes, until cake tests done. Remove from oven and prick hot cake all over with a fork,
then pour the cola syrup slowly, evenly over the top. Serve warm or room temperature with lightly sweetened-vanilla flavored whipped cream.

Coca-Cola Syrup: Combine sugar, cocoa, cola, butter and corn syrup in saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat,
stirring constantly. Boil, stirring, until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
Add vanilla extract.
Remove from heat and pour, hot, over hot cake.