Chocolate cola cake

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  • This delicious chocolate cola cake combines chocolate with coke to make a rich, dense cake. It takes 1hr to make this cake and can serve up to 6 people.

    Sandwiched together with a light chocolate buttercream and topped with sweet, jellied cola bottles and peanut M&Ms, this cake will be a hit with all ages.

    Swap the M&Ms for strawberries, Smarties or other jellied sweets – whatever are your favourites! You could also decorate with Nutella, melted chocolate or even whipping cream for a different twist on this bake.

    Making a chocolate cake with cola gives the sponge has a fudgy, fizzy texture, similar to a brownie and would be perfect served with vanilla ice cream for dessert or on its own with a warm cuppa.

    If your cake is not fully cooked by the set time and is still wobbly in the middle, cover with tin foil and bake for a further 5-10mins checking it occasionally.

    This cake will keep up to 3 days in an airtight container or tin.


    For the cake:

    • 125g butter
    • 240g light brown muscovado sugar
    • 4 medium eggs
    • 480ml cola
    • 125g cocoa powder
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • ½tsp bicarbonate soda

    For the chocolate buttercream:

    • 200g icing sugar
    • 100g butter
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 2-3tsp water

    To decorate:

    • Cola bottles
    • Red M&Ms