Monday, August 15, 2011
Bake Along # 7 - Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake
A coca cola cake sounds intriguing to me. How's the taste going to be like? Looking at the recipe from Cake Keeper by Lauren Chattman, it seems like quite an easy recipe to work. In the book she mentioned that if we want a gooey fudgy kind of cake, we can actually bake it for 45 minutes insteado f the recommended time of 55 minutes to 1 hour. I baked it for 55 minutes and the cake was firm. It was dense and moist , a little fudgy here and there, like a brownie but the taste of coke was undetectable here and the chocolate flavour wasnt really that intense. It did taste a little different from the usual chocolate cake but i cant tell if it's coming from the coke. I supposed each cake has its own flavour and characteristics. I also made some cola icing which i found it on the internet, just to complement the cake. My two bake along buddies, Joyce and Zoe are also posting the same cake today, hop over to have a look too.
Recipe ( from Cake Keeper)
1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar ( i reduced to 1/2 cup)
1 cup packed light brown sugar ( reduced to 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Coca-Cola
1tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar for dusting( optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350F/177C. Grease the inside of a 9" round springform pan or baking tin.
2.Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, oil, Coca-Cola and vanilla in another bowl.
3. With a woodern spoon, stir the Coke 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 center of the cake comes out clean, 55minutes to 1 hour.
5.Set the pan on a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Run a pairing knife around the perimeter of the pan to loosen the cake from the pan sides, releasing the sides. Use a large spatula to slide the cake from the bottom to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Dust heavily with icing sugar, cut into wedges and serve.
Cola Icing ( taken from here, made1/2 of this recipe )
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup coca cola
3 tbsp cocoa powder
16oz powdered sugar
1 tbsp icing sugar
Directions: Bring first 3 ingredientsto a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat, whisks in sugar and vanilla.