Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

How about having Coca-Cola inside your Chocolate Cake???

Hubby tried the cake, and he asked me, " Are you sure there is Coca-Cola taste in this cake??? Are you pretty sure???"
I wasn't that sure if Coca-Cola was "present" in the chocolate cake... hahahaha... Hubby said it tasted more like normal chocolate cake instead...:-p
I hadn't been baking since last Wednesday as I had been sick through the week. Kids gotten the flu virus as well... Quite a hectic week after all... Hadn't had much energy to do any baking but the mind n hands are itching to do so.... I was "talking" to Joyce yesterday and asking her for her opinions for some baking books from Donna Hay and Okashi. So I found from Joyce that Donna Hay did have her website loaded with plenty of recipes. I will try them out soon.... There are simply so many of them that we had wanted to own and seriously these baking/cookery books ain't cheap at all. We will go slow... hehehehe....
Back to my cake... I realised that I had  threw my Cake Keeper Cake book aside for a while, so last week, I took it out and I came across this interesting bake, Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake. Hmmm, well, I thought, why not, lets try this cake... Maybe the kids will like it very much since there is Coca-Cola inside...???
This cake might not seem as pretty nor appetizing as it looks, probably due to the dark color, it looks kind of a "muddy" feeling:-p The ingredients were rather basics, and plus the fact that, you can just use a whisk and a wooden spoon to mix up all the batter. Quick, simple & easy...:))
But surprisingly, texture of this cake wasn't too bad... It was rather soft and moist as you can see... Hmmm, Coca-Cola wasn't detected in the cake... hehehehe, really more like a moist chocolate cake instead:-p
This batter was enough for a 8" springform round pan. And I had brought almost the whole cake to the office and the cakes were gone by the early morning of the day... So, I guess, this cake was good after all.
Another thumbs up to Cake Keeper Cakes Book:)
Recipe as adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes

 (with slight modifications, using a 8" round springform pan+ a small rectangular pan)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (220g cake flour)
1 cup granulated sugar (100g)
1 cup packed light brown sugar (100g)
3/4 cup unsweetended Dutch process cocoa powder (85g)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream (200g)
1/2 cup oil (100ml)
1 cup Coca-Cola (235ml)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Confectioner's sugar for dusting (omitted)

1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease the inside of a 9" round springform pan.
2. Whisk flour, sugar, light brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, oil, Coca-Cola, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
3. With a wooden spoon, stir the Coca-Cola mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Do not overmix.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean, 55mins to 1 hr.
5. Set the pan on the wire rack and let cool for 5mins. Run a paring knife around the perimeter of the pan to loosen the cake from the pan sides, and release the sides. Using a large spatula to slide the cake from the pan bottom to a wire rack. Let it cool completely. Dust heavily with confectioner's sugar, cut into wedges, and serve.
6. Store uneaten cake in a cake keeper or wrap in plasctic & store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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