About this recipe: Everyone loves cola, whether it's Coca-Cola® or Pepsi® or a supermarket one, so why not add it to a cake. An acquired taste for some but it did prove a hit when I made it.
Serve plain or coat with your favourite topping. Toppings could be frosting, icing, ganache, melted chocolate....the choice is yours.
For a diet friendly option you can use diet cola. Swap out the sugar for a diet substitute, swap the buttermilk for skimmed (non-fat) milk.
Love these! sooo easy and a lovely change from flourless cakes. Thank you so much for sharing. - 01 Apr 2013
I love cola and chocolate so that's why I made this cake ☺ I don't have a gluten allergy, so I used self raising flour. I also used semi skimmed milk, margarine, light brown sugar and Pepsi Max. It's a very rich chocolate cake with a beautifully moist texture! I was a little obsessive when eating on try to analyse the cola element!... I'd say if you think about it, it's there, but it just compliments the cake overall. I don't think non cola fans should be put off or would dislike it. I iced it following the recipe and really like the icing. I'm not a fan of using icing sugar, so was happy with the icing. I used a square 8x8 inch cake tin. It worked well giving a nice deep cake, appropriate for a single layer cake. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves rich chocolate cake 😊 - 14 May 2016