Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Coca Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake 
Coca Cola Cake

So unconventional yet sooo yummy... when I first came across the coca cola cake I was initially hesitant. I'm not a huge fan of coca cola or any fizzy drinks to be honest. However the cake looked and smelled delicious  I set out to find a good recipe, I tried a few and after experimenting this is what I came up with. 

The recipe is very simple and easy to make.  You can also experiment with the frosting. Coke has a very diverse flavour and has great flavour combinations. A lovely cherry glaze would taste fantastic with the coca cola cake, Vanilla buttercream is also delightful. You can also experiment with alcohol in your icing. Coke pretty much goes with most things. For this recipe however I am going to keep to the basic recipe as it truly is a fantastic cake all on its own.
Here's how its made ...


2cups flour
2cups sugar1/2tsp salt1tsp baking soda**1/2tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is my preference!)
1/2 cup buttermilk *if you don't have butter milk click here*

2 eggs
1tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze
1/2cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup coca cola

3cups icing sugar

  • Preheat oven to 180, and grease up a 9×13 pan or dish or near enough size. I used a glass pyrex dish would have been better to use a metal tin.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat stir your 1 cup butter, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is better...the cans can be very fizzy) and 1/2 cup buttermilk until it boils... the easiest way to mix these is to melt the butter down slightly first but it doesn't make a dramatic difference either way.

  • Take off heat and add the mixture to the flour mix & whisk until well combined.
  • Now add your two eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Mix it well and pour into your greased dish/pan. I use cooking oil spray to grease mine. 

Bubbles are to be expected
  • Put into the oven and bake for 30 mins, keep an eye out as you DO NOT want to burn it.
  • When cake is nearly done make the glaze by mixing 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup, unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 cup coca cola in a saucepan. 
  • As before set the pan to heat on medium to high until boiled.
  • remove from heat and slowly stir in 3 cups of icing sugar until nice and smooth
  • Once cake has been removed from oven pour glaze slowly over the cake and leave to cool

The coca cola cake will wow your friends and family, it tastes great warm and cold. I love it served warm with a vanilla ice cream  The choice is yours
Coca Cola Cake

Enjoy guys xxx

No comments:

Post a Comment