Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Chocolate Cola Cake

For Mad hatters last week I made Coca-Cola Chocolate cake. My sister brought me back a coca-cola cook book from California last year and I got the idea from there but used a recipe that was already converted to grams. I used Coke Zero but any sort of cola flavoured drink would work.

On the day that I made it the cake was awesome, lovely and moist with fudgy icing but after it had been in a plastic box for a couple of days it was less good. The icing had gone a bit icky, it was still gobbled up but I think this is definitely an eat on the day cake.

Chocolate Cola Cake (from BBC Food)

250g self-raising flour
300g golden caster sugar
3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
generous pinch bicarbonate of soda
250g butter
250ml coca cola
125ml milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing
100g butter
2 tbsp cola drink
2 tbsp cocoa powder
200g icing sugar

Heat the oven to 180C.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.

Melt the butter and coca cola gently in a pan then add to the dry ingredients, together with the milk, eggs and vanilla.

Mix gently but thoroughly and tip into a lined and greased cake tin. Bake for about 40 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and leave for about 15 mins while you make the topping. Put the butter, coca cola and cocoa powder into a pan and melt slowly. Bring the mixture to the boil and then pour onto the icing sugar. Beat until smooth and pour over the cake while still warm. Cool the cake in the tin.  Cut into slices of chunks and serve.

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