Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cola Chocolate Cake

Cola Chocolate Cake
This is a delicious chocolate cake with a very unique ingredient that keeps this cake so moist!

Serves 8
Prep time:   20 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes

250g/8 ½ oz self raising flour
3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
200ml/7 fl oz cola drink
250g/8 ½ oz butter
300g golden caster sugar
75ml/2 ½ fl oz milk
2 eggs
1 tsp red food colouring

For the frosting
60g/2 oz butter, softened
200g/ 7 oz icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp cola drink


1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4 and grease a 24cm loose bottomed cake tin.

2.  Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the cocoa and bicarbonate of soda, mix through.  In a pan melt the butter and add the cola, add to the large bowl of dry ingredients then add the eggs and milk.  Gently mix through and pour into the cake tin.

3.  Place in the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes or until when you place a skewer into the centre of the cake it comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.

3.  For the frosting, place the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar into a large bowl and beat until blended.  Mix through the cola to combine the ingredients, spread over the cake and allow the frosting to set.  Enjoy!


  1. wow...I'm loving it !!!what a gorgeous cake !!!bookmarked !!!

  2. I may use coca zero?
    A must try! :-) yummy

    1. Yes, I have used Diet Coke before and it works just as well :-)

  3. I tried a Nigella version of this recipe and for once it didn't work - I think there was too much liquid in the batter as it just refused to set in a cake-like manner. I may give your recipe a try to see if I can yield better results!

  4. Confused this recipe has no sugar? and cooking time say 40-45mins in method and 20 mins @ top please help as promised to make for mate :)

    1. Whoops! All corrected now, sorry!

      I hope you enjoy :-)