Chocolate and Coke Cake

Chocolate and Coke Cake


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Coke is an unexpected ingredient in cakes but works well in the this rich chocolate cake with a sweet icing that is great served warm as a dessert.


Serves: 18 

  • Cake
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (250ml) coke or other cola drink
  • 1/2 cup (125g) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Icing
  • 125g butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons coke or other cola drink
  • 4 cups (620g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Cake: Combine flour and white sugar in mixing bowl. Heat butter, cocoa and coke to boiling then pour over the flour and sugar. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add buttermilk, eggs, bicarbonate of soda, vanilla and marshmallows then mix well.
  3. Bake in a prepared 22x33cm cake tin for 40 minutes at 180 degrees C.
  4. Icing: Combine butter, cocoa and coke then heat to boiling. Pour over icing sugar and mix well. Mix in chopped nuts and spread over hot cake.

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