While I was doing an online shop on a cake decorating website I came across a pot of Coca-Cola flavoured sugar and added it to my basket. I had seen recipes for Coca-Cola cake before so thought this would taste nice on top. I've tried a Nigella recipe for a Coca-Cola cake before but this time used one from United Cakes of America, which I adapted slightly.
2 cups plain flour
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 cups caster sugar
butter and icing sugar to make buttercream
To decorate, cola-flavoured sugar crystals
Cream the butter and the sugar
Add the eggs, flour and salt and mix well
I decided to use Coke Zero, which seemed to work fine in this recipe.
Add the Coca-Cola and milk and mix well
The mixture will be quite runny; carefully pour into cupcake cases
Cook for around 12 minutes at 180C until a skewer comes out clean
I decided to make plain buttercream then add the cola-flavoured sugar on top, so I creamed butter and sugar, spread buttercream on top of the cupcakes and dipped each one in the cola sugar.
The cola sugar made the cakes look grey which was a bit strange, but they tasted good - the cake definitely had a Coke flavour though it was quite subtle, and the cola sugar on top was like eating fizzy cola bottles!
I'm sending this to Alphabakes, the challenge I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker as the letter this month is C. I wonder if anyone else will use Coca-Cola as their ingredient?