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Chocolate Cola Cake

If you like chocolate and coke, this is the cake for you!!!

  • Total time: 50-60 mins

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 250g butter, plus extra for greasing
    250g self-raising flour
    300g golden caster sugar
    3 heaped tbsp cocoa
    generous pinch of bicarbonate of soda
    200ml cola drink
    75ml milk
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 tbs vanilla extract

    FOR THE TOPPING:
    60g butter, sofened
    200g icing sugar, sifted
    2-3 tbsp cocoa
    2 tbsp cola drink

    FOR THE SAUCE:
    king-sized caramel chocolate bar
    splash of double cream
    2 tbsp mini marsmallows (optional)

Method

  1. pre-heat the oven to 180'c/350'F/gas mark 4. grease a 24cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
  2. sift the flour , sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of sodainto a bowl. Gently melt the butter and cola drink together in a pan, then add to the dry ingredients, together with the milk, eggs and vanila extract. mix gently but thoroughly, then tip into the cake tin.
  3. bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes while you make the topping.
  4. to make the topping ,beat the butter, icing sugar and cocoa together in a bowl til blended. Beat in cola to combine. Spread over the cake and allow the topping to set.
  5. to make the sauce, melt the chocolate bar gently in a pan with a splash of cream (you may want to add a little warm water to achieve a pouring consistency), then stir in the marshmallows if using. The sauce is rich and sweet, as is the topping, so you may want to serve with one or the other rather than both.

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