Thursday, 30 May 2013

coke chocolate cake

Coke? you ask, in... in a cake??! But how can this be?



Yes.



Coke. Coke in a cake, Coke on a cake.



It's an unlikely combination, coke and chocolate. This cake has got the taste of a plain chocolate cake but has a distinctive 'nutty' bite to it from the Coke. The Coke taste isn't overpowering as I originally thought, but you can definitely taste it throughout the cake.

And the glaze? It's icing on the cake, if ya ask me. Nutty, yummy, and sweet.



The cake is incredibly light and airy from the Coke. Even when it is a few days old (if it lasts that long, that is), the cake retains its airiness and fluffiness.

Originally from this website, here's my take on this delicious cake.

Coke Chocolate Cake

2 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
1tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup Coke
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla extrac

Glaze

½ cup butter
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup Coke
4 cups icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon until combined. Set aside and over medium-high heat, boil the butter, cocoa powder, Coke, and buttermilk for 1 minute. Take off the heat and add the liquid to the dry mixture. Mix well, then add the eggs and vanilla. Stir until well combined, then pour into a greased 9x13” pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Make glaze.

To make glaze: combine all ingredients in a saucepan and boil. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in the icing sugar until it is smooth. Pour the glaze over the hot cake and poke holes into the cake so the glaze is absorbed into the cake.



1 comment :

  1. Never heard of it before, but it looks great :) gonna try this sometime!

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