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.
- 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%)
- 100 g of Icing Sugar
- 50 g of Butter
- 1 tbsp of Cola
- 1 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
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.