Always Coca Cola….Cake

Mr Boo has an obsession with Vanilla Coke.   I knew he always had a liking for it, but since they’ve brought it back he drinks little else!  So, I got to thinking, I wonder what recipes there are that use Coke.  People love the fizzy prune pop so there must be loads of ideas out there.  And there are!

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There were two that caught my eye.  One from the Coca Cola site itself, and another from BBC Food recipes.  I decided to go with the BBC Food recipe as there would be mutiny from Mr Boo for using a recipe for cake that used Diet Coke!   It is a bit of a contradiction, especially when you look at the ingredients….

What you need:

250g/9oz self-raising flour
300g/10½oz golden caster sugar
3 heaped tbsp cocoa
generous pinch bicarbonate of soda
250g/9oz butter
250ml/8½fl oz cola drink ( I used Vanilla Coke)
125ml/4¼fl oz milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping
100g/3½oz butter
2 tbsp cola drink
2 tbsp cocoa
200g/7oz icing sugar

What you do:

Pre-heat your  the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.

While the butter and cola drink are gently melting in a pan sift the flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a big bowl.

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Then add to the dry ingredients followed by the milk, eggs and vanilla and mix gently until completely combined.

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Tip into a buttered, loose based cake tin (24cm/9½ in diameter) and bake for about 40.  The mix is very liquid, more like a red velvet batter than a standard sponge so make sure you cake tin is water tight!

Leave to cool on a rack before adding the icing.  **Leave the cake in the tin!**

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To make the icing, melt the butter, cola drink and cocoa slowly in a pan. Bring it to the boil and then add to the icing sugar. Beat until smooth and pour over the cake while still warm.

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Again, leave the cake in the tin to cool completely.

The verdict?  Always… Coca Cola!  Really moist and light.  I don’t think it tasted that “cokey’, but was delicious none the less.  Cherry Coke next!

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 Boo x


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