Chocolate cola cake

    Chocolate cola cake

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    About this recipe: Baking is new to me and I am just loving it. In the past 7 weeks I have baked 4 massive cakes and lots of cupcakes. Oooooo . . . heaps of calories, I know! Started with a basic cake to strawberry cake to coffee walnut cake and the latest being this one - a chocolate cake. Tea cake was yummy, my mum's recipe. I find most of the google recipes restraining, as they have the perfect measurements and I don't own a measuring scale yet, so it's quite a task. So mum's measurements using kitchen cups are perfect.

    Essex, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup melted butter
    • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 4 drops vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup Pepsi® or Coke®
    • 3 cups plain flour, sieved

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter and flour 2 (20cm) cake tins. Choose a normal kitchen mug for measuring, one that holds about 240ml.
    2. First add sugar to the melted butter followed by vegetable oil. Whisk the eggs into the fluffy mixture. Add baking powder, vanilla, cocoa, milk and Pepsi cola and whisk into a smooth mixture. Finally add the sieved flour and fold it in well using a hand blender. Pour into the prepared cake tins.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

    Other ideas

    The best of all was the chocolate cake with chocolate icing and, yes, this icing is so quick and easy and yumminess at its peak, just add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to 1 cup milk and 1 1/2 cups caster sugar and bring it to a quick boil. Remove from the flame and add 1 tablespoon butter and whip it in 20 minutes when it cools a bit. I found this recipe on google and it surely did wonders. The taste reached to a complete new level. I have to have a piece of cake RIGHT NOW.

    Measurement equivalents

    For those who do use a kitchen scale, here are the equivalent measures:
    400g caster sugar
    113g butter, melted
    360ml vegetable oil
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    4 drops vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    120ml milk
    120ml Pepsi or Coke
    384g plain flour, sieved.

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    Click here for my cake recipe

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    Reviews (1)

    jennyt00k
    8

    Mine didn't look like the picture but tasted good, i used cherry cola in mine, would of been nice for a few more instructions like what size tin, as i used one that was to small for the mix and had to quickly make some fairy cakes with the left over. - 01 Aug 2011

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