Thursday 24 October 2013

Coca-Cola Cupcakes

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.

You need:
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
2 eggs
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?


  1. oooh, do they taste like cola bottles? They look like such fun and quite halloweeny too!... fab stuff!

  2. Ohh wow! I've never even thought of Coca-Cola cupcakes....Yum x

  3. Great use of C! I've never seen cola sugar but I'm not a fan of cola so probably wasn't looking! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.


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