A frog in the kitchen

samedi 25 août 2012

Coca-cola chocolate cake

I've always wanted to cook with coke since I saw Nigella Lawson cooking a chicken with coca-cola. I haven't tried the chicken yet but the chocolate cake seemed like a good alternative.

This cake was fun to make. The addition of coke is a nice change from other classic chocolate cakes. That being said, I don't think I'll ever bake it again. Simply because it's full of crap ingredients (coca-cola & marshmallows) which is contradictory with my philosophy of cooking and also, those ingredients makes that cake pretty expensive, which I don't mind for quality ingredients but bugs me a lot when it comes to industrial/processed food. If you're in the mood to treat yourself and are not scared of all types of additives go for it!

For the cake :
- 1 cup butter
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 cup cola soft drink
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

For the icing :
1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup cola soft drink
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat the oven at 350º.

Combine butter, coca-cola and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Add the marshmallows. Remove from heat.

Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in butter mixture. Add eggs, and stir until blended. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla extract.

Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Prepare the icing.

Combine butter, cocoa and coca-cola in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Spoon immediately over warm cake.



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