This weekend was my sister’s 30th birthday, so I decided to make her a Chocolate Coke Cake. This is really suppose to be called a Chocolate Cola Cake, but I have a hard time remembering the word ‘cola’ because I call a Coca-Cola a ‘coke’. Deal with it.
This is pretty much a dense chocolate cake with a subtle hint of cola flavor with a chocolatey, cola glaze. This can be topped with peanuts, much like the flavor of salted peanuts in a coke (which is so good!), or pecans. I chose pecans because my nephew is allergic to peanuts.
Chocolate Coke Cake Ingredients:
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 c butter
1 c coca cola
1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda together. Set aside.
Mix butter, coca cola, buttermilk, and cocoa powder together in saucepan on the stovetop at medium-high heat until all the ingredients come to a boil.
Take saucepan off heat and let cool for a minute or two. Then pour liquids into the dry ingredient mixture and whisk until combined well. Add both eggs and vanilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
While you still have 10 minutes left on your timer for your cake, start making the glaze.
Chocolate Coke Cake Glaze:
1/2 c butter
1/4 c coca cola
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
3 c powdered sugar (confectionary sugar)
Mix butter, coca cola, and cocoa powder in saucepan over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Take off heat and add powdered sugar. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth and heavenly.
Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes before you pour the glaze over. If you wish, top with the nuts of your choice!
I know that this cake will not last long as any event!!
With love, from Texas!