Exclusive Beautiful Creatures recipe from authors Kami & Margie

If you’ve read our February Book of the Month, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, then you know how important food is in the story. After all, the book takes place in the South — where Southern cuisine reigns supreme. And the lovable character of Amma, in particular, is known for making delicious treats. Authors Kami Garcia and Margie Stohl are known for their cooking, too. And today, they’re sharing an EXCLUSIVE recipe with Novel Novice:

Amma’s Coca-Cola Cake


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 eggs


  1. Sift together flour and sugar and set aside.
  2. Melt butter, cocoa, Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
  3. Add flour, sugar, buttermilk, baking soda, vanilla, and eggs. Beat with a mixer. Pour into greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.


1 stick butter
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
1 lb. box powdered sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mini-marshmallows


  1. Boil butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Remove from heat.
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and marshmallows. Stir until melted.
  3. Pour over hot cake.

* Be sure to pour icing on while cake is hot.

See everything from our February 2010 Beautiful Creatures Book of the Month.

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