Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

I saw this recipe in a book I borrowed from the Library - "Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking", and just had to try turned out well - a deliciously moist chocolate cake.... (co-incidentally, we got home today after buying a new dvd player, and I popped in the "Nigella" dvd, which wouldn't play on our other dvd player, and Nigella made a version of this same cake....)

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake from "Sue Lawrences Book of Baking"
250g Self Raising Flour
3 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
280g caster sugar (recipe actually calls for golden caster sugar, but I haven't seen that anywhere)
250g Butter
250ml Coca-Cola
100ml milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for the icing
150g butter
50ml Coca-Cola
3 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
400g icing sugar (again recipe calls for golden icing sugar)

Preheat oven to 180 c, and prepare a 24cm springform cake tin (I lined it with baking paper)

Sift flour, cocoa and bicarb into a large bowl.

Slowly melt butter and cola in a saucepan, then slowly add this to the dry ingredients along with the milk, eggs and vanilla, stirring all the time.

Once thoroughly but gently combined, pour mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean (it took a little longer than 40 minutes in my oven).  Leave in tin on a wirewrack for about 10 minutes, then remove from tin.  Allow to cool completely.

To make the icing : melt butter along with cola and cocoa in a saucepan.  Pour this mixture into the icing sugar and beat until smooth.  Ice the cooled cake.  I decorated the cake with coke bottle lollies.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Yum! I could got for a slice of that right now (late night chocolate craving hehe). I think it was meant to be if you founf it in a book and then saw Nigella making it! :)

caite said...

love the little bottles!

Anonymous said...

you don't seem to have typed out the whole recipe! much butter is meant to be melted with the cola?!!

Alibongo said...

sorry anonymous - 250g butter!

Gluten Free Products said...

It is strange to put coke and chocolate together in one confection. However, it is interesting and I wanna try it.