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18 May 2007 @ 08:37 pm
Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake  
I saw this on Huey's Cooking Adventures yesterday and I was curious to try it. Apparently it's from Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking. It's very rich, but really good. I cheated a bit and used cheapo Cadbury Bournville Cocoa and normal caster sugar, as my local supermarket didn't have either Dutch cocoa or golden caster sugar and I couldn't be bothered trekking around to find them.

250g unsalted butter
300ml Coca Cola
250g self-raising flour
6 heaped tablespoons Dutch cocoa
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
280g golden caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
100ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
extra melted butter for greasing pan
400g icing sugar (I actually used 300g, and it was fine and made way too much icing)

Preheat oven to 170 degrees (celsius). Slowly melt 200g butter and 250ml Coca Cola in a saucepan over low heat.

Sift flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, and bicarb into a bowl. Add golden caster sugar and stir until well combined.

Combine eggs, milk and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add to the dry ingredients little by little, alternating with the Coke and butter mixture and stirring between each addition.

Brush a springform pan with melted butter and pour in the cake mixture. Cook in the oven for about 40 mins on the middle shelf, or until a skewer comes out clean. Put on a rack for 10 mins. Remove the sides and allow to cool on the base.

To make the icing, slowly melt remaining butter, cocoa and Coca Cola in a saucepan, then mix with the icing sugar until well combined. Pour the icing over the cake and smooth the top.

P.S. You can't taste the Coke at all.
angriest_girl on May 20th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
The best thing about it was that it wasn't dried out the next day, which I often find happens when I make cakes. I'd definitely make it again.