Chocola Cake

I was watching a show last night and they were counting down the 10 best cake shops, and one of the shops used cola in their recipe for a moist chocolate muffin. I had never heard of this before! I love cola and was intrigued as to how this would taste, so I thought I'd give it a try. I had no recipe to go by, so I used a simple chocolate cake recipe and tweaked it a little, and this is what I came up with. I was surprised that the cake didn't have a cola taste to it, but it was indeed a lot moister than any other I'd made. The icing is where you get that cola hit, so if you find it too sweet you can just use milk in place of the cola.

Cast your vote for Chocola Cake
Sift the dry ingredients and mix the wet ingredients.
Sift the dry ingredients and mix the wet ingredients.
Melt the butter and chocolate over a low heat.
Melt the butter and chocolate over a low heat.
Incorporate the melted butter and chocolate into the mixing bowl.
Incorporate the melted butter and chocolate into the mixing bowl.
Pour the mix into the prepared cake tin.
Pour the mix into the prepared cake tin.
Once cooked, allow to cool before icing.
Once cooked, allow to cool before icing.
Now eat!
Now eat!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 125 g of Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Essence
  • 100 g of Butter
  • 100 ml of Cola
  • 2 tbsp of Milk
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate (70%)


Icing

  • 100 g of Icing Sugar
  • 50 g of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Cola
  • 1 tbsp of Cocoa Powder

Method

Pre heat your oven to 180c and grease and line a cake tin.

Sift the flour, caster sugar and bicarbonate soda into a mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla essence, milk and cola together and pour into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Meanwhile over a low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together.

Pour the melted butter/chocolate into the mixing bowl and using an electric mixer or whisk, mix the ingredients until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a metal skewer comes out clean.

Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Once the cake is cool, mix all the icing ingredients together with a electric mixer until smooth and pour over the cake spreading it evenly over with a spatula.

Now eat!

Comments 25 comments

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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

A chocolate and cola cake sounds like a great idea! I love any kind of chocolate cake, especially when it's moist. Thanks for the idea and for the recipe too.


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

You're welcome Alicia, and thanks for stopping by to have a look, very much appreciated :)


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Meritgirl07 5 years ago

Gotta love WWII


jenubouka 5 years ago

I have used cola for baking and savory dishes, as it is advised not to drink a lot fine, we foodies will cook with it! Great recipe I think this is a perfect idea especially this time of year!


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tirelesstraveler 5 years ago from California

Have marinaded pot roast in cola. It is wonderfully tender and moist. Cola is always the best


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

I will be searching out more things to do with cola now. Thanks for the comments.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

As one cook to another, this cake is very interesting; I'll give it a try. Thanks.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have heard of this type of recipe before, but have never tried it myself. Thanks for sharing!


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

You're welcome mary615 & randomcreative. As I said, it was my first try, so feel free to tweak it more if you'd like :)


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

I have to try this. Bookmarked and voted up. There is a way of glazing ham with cola; but, I need to find the specifics. Paula Dean on the Food Network was demonstrating it.


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks leroy for the vote up!


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alissaroberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

You had me at chocolate and cola - my two favorite things in the world. Will definitely be trying this one! My great grandmother made an awesome bbq chicken using a mixture of bbq sauce and cola. Great recipe - voted up!


sestasik 5 years ago

This looks and sounds fabulous! I've also marinated meat in soda (or beer) for tenderness, but never heard of a cola cake! Yum!


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

I'm glad you find it delicious looking sestasik, thanks for stopping by to have a read :)


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Sounds delicious, I will have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us!:)


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

alissaroberts, sorry I missed your comment! Glad to meet another chocolate and cola fan ;) I might try and replicate your grandmothers marinade for the chicken! It sounds great.

SanneL, thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

This is an interesting chocolate cake recipe. I rarely have cola in the house but when I buy it for guests I have had to throw out the cola that is left; putting it to good use in a cake is a good idea.


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InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia Author

Great idea 2uesday. I hope you like the end result. Thanks for stopping by :)


Derdriu 4 years ago

InTuneWithCooking, What an attractive, innovative, scrumptious twist to the classic chocolate cake and icing! Your photos are illustrative, the instructions easy, and the results appetizing. There's no problem for me about cola in both the cake and the icing.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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InTuneWithCooking 4 years ago from Australia Author

You're right Derdriu, there's no problem in my house with the cola as well. thanks for the positive comment.


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VeronicaFarkas 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

I do the same thing; figure something out that sounds about right, and just go with it.

I'm definitely going to try this. I guess the other 9 of the "top ten" didn't quite cut it, ehh? ;)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

And I've missed these recipes how?

Thanks for posting a recipe my husband will like to see!


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JosieLee 4 years ago from New Mexico

this looks really really good!!!! I WILL TRY THIS OUT!!!


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InTuneWithCooking 4 years ago from Australia Author

It is pretty nice! My kids loved it...but what kid doesn't love a chocolate cake?! Thanks for stopping by!


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York

Nothing beats a delicious and moist chocolate cake. I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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