Monday, June 22, 2009

Cooking with Cocktails, and Dave's Mom!

I inherited this amazing cookbook "Home Cookin' with Dave's Mom" by David Letterman's mom Dorothy. It's my favorite. Inside I found many delicious, wholesome goodies including Coca-Cola Cake. Megan will agree, this recipe is a must.
I volunteer each month to make goodies for the Louisville Gilda's Club. They are an amazing non-profit organization, you should check them out. So, I have altered the recipe to make 2 dozen cupcakes.

To start, a cocktail. I opted for the summer refreshment of a Gin and Tonic with a splash of lime.

Now don't pay too much attention to these ingredients, these cupcakes aren't for the strict dieters or the diabetic.

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallow (plus 24 for later, and a handful to eat at your leisure)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola (I really want to try Vanilla or Cherry Coke, don't bother with diet)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Sift together sugar and flour (again, just whisk it). In a medium saucepan heat butter, oil, cocoa, and the Coke. Remove from heat and pour over the sugar/flour mix. Add in buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla. Dance around while you mix well. Pour into lined cupcake tins (makes about 24).

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola (be adventurous, try the cherry)
1 box powered sugar (that's confectioners)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat the butter, cocoa, and Cola. Bring to a boil and add the powered sugar. Remove from heat and blend it like you meant it. Add vanilla.

Ice cupcakes immediately and place 1 tiny marshmallow on top. Be sure and try one before you share, you don't want to miss out on these!


  1. Looks delicious! Even better that it's from one of my fave all time hoosier's mothers. I love Letterman.
    Oh and Jarrett's hungry, he wants to know when you're making pork chops.

  2. very awesome cookbook... very awesome cupcakes!!