Monday, August 27, 2012

Coca-Cola Cake

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 11

A letter from his friend, Captain Harville, having found him out at last, had brought intelligence of Captain Harville's being settled with his family at Lyme for the winter; of their being therefore, quite unknowingly, within twenty miles of each other.  Captain Harville had never been in good health since a severe wound which he received two years before, and Captain Wentworth's anxiety to see him had determined him to go immediately to Lyme.  He had been there for four-and-twenty hours.  His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.
The young people were all wild to see Lyme.  Captain Wentworth talked of going there again himself, it was only seventeen miles from Uppercross; though November, the weather was by no means bad; and, in short, Louisa, who was the most eager of the eager, having formed the resolution to go, and besides the pleasure of doing as she liked, being now armed with the idea of merit in maintaining her own way, bore down all the wishes of her father and mother for putting it off till summer; and to Lyme they were to go--Charles, Mary, Anne, Henrietta, Louisa, and Captain Wentworth.

Coca – Cola Cake
Source from Warren Brown’s cookbook – United Cakes Of America

2 cups flour
170g butter
3 tbsp  cocoa powder
1-1/2 cup of marshmallows
1 cup Coca–cola
¼ milk
2 cup of sugar ( I only added 1 cup)
2 eggs
2 x 20cm cake pans
1 packet of Coca-Cola candies

For frosting:
Whipped cream or 250ml liquid cream
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp icing sugar
200g dark chocolate
80g butter


1)      Preheats oven to 180°C & greased the 2 cake pans.

2)      Sift flour & cocoa powder. Add in salt & marshmallows.& stir well. Combine milk & coca -cola in another bowl.

3)      Beat butter & sugar for 3 to 4 minutes on low speed till creamy. Add in eggs , one at a time. 

4)      Add in flour mixture  & alternate with Coca cola mixture. Beat till well combined. 

5)      Divide evenly batter in the 2 cake pans & bake for 30 minutes. Let to cool .

6)      For frosting: Beat liquid cream till foamy, add in sugar & cocoa powder whisk till stiff peaks. 

7)      Melt chocolate & butter on double boiler / bain marie till well combined with smooth shinny texture. 

8)      Assemble cake with whipped cream & topped with melted chocolate. Decorate with Cola candies.

I'm entering this post to  United Bakes of America challenge hosted by  Cupcake Crazy Gem . This challenge consists of baking a recipe inspired by a state in America & any American bakes! Coca-cola was invented 1886 by an American pharmacist , John Pemberton who introduced Atlanta to what had became the most popular soft drink in the world.


  1. Your cake is "Coca-Cola-ly" hehehe! Looks great, Kit! We once baked Coca-cola cake for our earlier Bake-Along, and we can't taste the Coca-cola either! I think that the taste got lost along the baking process.
    Finished by 8 boys, the cake must be super yummy indeed!
    Happy Belated Birthday to your son!
    Have a great week!

  2. Such a lovely cake, Kit. I am so intrigued by the whole Coke theme and candies... Happy birthday to you boy!

  3. Looks fantastic! I love coca cola - but dont drink much - great idea!!!

  4. What a delightful cake ! The Coke in that cake sounds delicious ! :D I just love your presentation ! I'm sure the birthday boy was so proud with your delicious creation ! Great job , Kit ! And I couldn't help but smile when I saw this cake ! ;D

  5. How funny, I've just made this same recipe from the same book, but haven't put it on my blog yet! I turned it into cupcakes though - yours looks much nicer!

  6. Happy belated birthday to your son. You are a good mom make such a lovely cake for your son. Thought my kid sure like this cake with cola too.

  7. You are such a thoughtful mummy. And poor mummy did all the hardworks but couldn't even try her cake. Next time, next time! Very special flavour of cake!

  8. What a beautiful cake Kit, Your son must be real proud of you:D

  9. Happy belated birthday to your son!! Bookmarked this one! My hubby will surely like this :D. Lovely presentation too, Your son must be very happy. To think of it, he surely was coz he and his friends demolished all of the cake :D
    Lots of hugs dear!
    P.S. I m so curious abt what you will come up with for the Masterchef event. Cant wait to see :D

  10. Ah wow this is awesome Kit! Absolutely love the way you decorated it and love the way you included the little story about Coca-Cola too! I think your shots are awesomely styled, and v.impressive considering you had a swarm of hungry 8 year olds whilst doing it! Thanks for entering this month!