mardi, janvier 12, 2010

Coca Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake

I have bought Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess cookbook a long time ago and have yet to try any of her recipes. Hub being away, I managed to find a moment or 2 to browse through the book in bed this week. Her Coca Cola Cake caught my attention and I proceeded to buy a big bottle of the drink (we try not to have it at home normally). The kids were very excited about it, though everyone agreed that we couldn't taste any of the drink in the cake once it has been baked.

Coca Cola Cake (adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess) :

The cake :

200g plain flour
250g golden castor sugar
1/2 Tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 Tsp salt
1 large egg
125ml buttermilk (or 30g yoghurt mixed with 100ml milk)
1 Tsp vanilla extract
125g unsalted butter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
175ml Coca Cola

The icing :

225g icing sugar
30g Butter
45ml Coca Cola
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, bicarb and salt.

In a measuring jug, beat the egg, buttermilk and vanilla.

In a heavy-based saucepan, melt the butter, cocoa and Coca Cola, heating it gently.

Pour into the dry ingredients, stir, then beat in the egg mixture.

Pour into foil-lined and buttered 23-cm springform tin. Bake for 40 minutes.

Leave the tin to stand for 15 minutes before unmoulding it.

For the icing, sieve the icing sugar and set aside.

In the same saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and stir in the Coca Cola and cocoa. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla and beat in the icing sugar.

Pour the icing over the still-warm cake. Leave to cool before serving.

The kids ate it up anyway. I'm going to try baking the cake with Fanta, Sprite or Root Beer another time.

6 commentaires:

One Wheel a dit…

Wah didnt know can bake cake out of fizzy drinks. Want me to send you Kickapoo or Sarsi? :)

Beau Lotus a dit…

You joke, but of course I want :-)

Can't even find root beer here.

Next time I go to London, I'll buy 2 cans of root beer to make the cake.

Pris a dit…

Hey, I have a Fanta cake recipe too. Only tried it at my MIL´s place, haven´t tried baking it myself yet.... still sounds funny, using soft drinks to make cakes!

Beau Lotus a dit…

How did your MIL's cake taste like?

Can you taste the Fanta?

SIG a dit…

Root beer should leave a taste as it is a pretty distinct taste.

Beau Lotus a dit…

When I get my hands on some root beer....