Monday, May 27, 2013

Coca Cola Cake

You don't have to drive to Mexico to get a full sugar original bottle of Soda (sorry, I mean Coke) for this recipe (the only place it's still bottled); they sell it by the bottle in most large grocery stores. 

We discovered this cake at a local restaurant years ago and they serve it seasonally.  This recipe was posted on FaceBook today and being Memorial Day it struck me that there is really nothing more much more American than grilling out and a ice cold Coca-Cola?  So here is the bake that will be desert with tonights mignon/feta burgers (we'll be serving tea actually so I had to incorporate that cola somewhere...

 



Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Coca Cola (real thing, full sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Oil 
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  •  3 Tbls. Cocoa
  •  2 Cups Sugar
  •  2 Cups Flour
  •  1/2 Tsp. Salt
  •  2 Free Range Eggs
  • 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Qt. High End Vanilla Ice Cream (a must...no low fat stuff!)
 
Frosting
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbls. Cocoa
  • 6 Tbls. Cream or Milk
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 3/4 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
 
Directions (Cake)
  1. In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. 
  2. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt.
  3. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. 
  4. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. 
  5. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.
 
 
The fork holes are present because I couldn't find the toothpicks!!!  Actually I think my flour is old so I had to increase the cooking time to about 33 minutes...
Directions (Frosting)
  1. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk.
  2. Heat until the butter melts.
  3. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm. Enjoy!Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake