Coca-Cola can be a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot day or with your favorite fast food meal (and yes, McDonald’s Coke has some sort of magical quality).
However, did you know that many bakers use Coca-Cola as a secret ingredient to make delicious, moist chocolate cake? It might seem a bit strange to add soda to dessert, but it’s not as unusual as you might think. In the past, we’ve featured delicious creations like Dr. Pepper’s Chocolate Brownies and even a 7Up Lemon Cake.
But that Coca-Cola chocolate cake we spotted on Brown Eyed Baker seems to float atop our favorite cake recipes, like soda bubbles in a glass.
This sheet cake also looks like one of the simplest homemade cake recipes we’ve ever seen. According to the description, all you need in terms of equipment is a mixing bowl, saucepan, and measuring cup – plus a cake pan, of course.
“Low maintenance is always a big selling point for me,” blogger Michelle says, speaking for all of us.
As for the ingredients, you’ll need some of the usual suspects to make this Coca-Cola chocolate cake and the thick, rich fudge frosting to top it off. These include flour, baking soda, butter, buttermilk, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. Don’t forget the Coke!
Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe provides specific ingredient amounts and step-by-step instructions to help you make this dense and chewy cake.
You will need to cook the Coke on the stovetop for the cake batter and frosting. “This concentrates the flavor of the cola and makes the texture more like frosting,” says Michelle.
Since you only need a few dishes and a total of one hour’s time to prepare and bake this Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake, we believe it makes a quick and easy dessert to serve with the family or for a party. last minute donation during a bake sale.
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