I thought I would share this Chocolate Cola Cake recipe that I made for my sons seventeenth birthday on Friday.
375g Self-raising Flour
450g Golden Caster Sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 Pinches Bicarbonate of Soda
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
150g Icing Sugar
20g Cocoa Powder
Few Squares of Chocolate
2 tbsp Coke
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
200g Icing Sugar
Heat the oven to 180C/Gas4.
Sift the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and add the sugar. Melt the butter and cola drink gently in a pan then add to the dry ingredients, together with the milk, eggs and vanilla.
Mix gently but thoroughly and divide into two 8 inch greased round cake tins. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Whilst the cakes are cooling make the filling by melting the butter and chocolate. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa power and add to the butter and chocolate. Add in the milk and mix to a creamy consistency.
Spread the filling onto one of the cakes and top with the other sponge.
Make the topping by putting the butter, cola drink and cocoa into a pan and melt slowly. Bring the mixture to the boil and then pour onto the icing sugar. Beat until smooth and pour over the cake while still warm. Cool the cake in the tin.
For the coke bottle effect I used the Anti-Gravity Pouring Cake Kit from Lakeland and smoothing topping over the pole to make it look like coke pouring from the bottle and sprinkled Chocolate Popping Candy to make it look like bubbles. Use an empty coke bottle filled with a bit of brown tissue paper and add to the top using some of the chocolate topping to keep in place. I added cola bottles to the bottom of the cake to finish it off.