Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pintertest Kitchen 17: Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

So, yes.  Hi.

I know I've grossly neglected my blog as of late.

I blame lingering hardwood floor fumes for compromised creative writing skills.

But you GUYS.

I need you to make this cake.

Dare I say favorite chocolate cake ever?

I'm just going to say it.


And EASIEST scratch chocolate cake ever.

Which, my friends, unlike fumes and blogging, is a winning combination.


{original recipe pinned here.}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.

Mix and set aside:

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

In saucepan over medium heat stir until boiling:

1 cup butter

1/4 cup Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup coca-cola

1/2 cup buttermilk

Remove from heat and add to the flour mix, whisk until combined.

Then add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla, whisk until combined.

I used my KitchenAid whisk attachment but I'm sure a hand whisk would work fine.

Pour batter in greased Pyrex dish and bake 30-35 minutes.

Test with toothpick until it comes out clean.


When the cake is nearly done, start on the glaze.

In saucepan over medium heat, stir often until boiling:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened Ghiradelli cocoa powder

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Remove from heat and add 4 cups powdered sugar and stir until combined.

Once cake is done, immediately pour glaze over warm cake and let sit for an hour or so.


I can still taste it.

Probably because I just had a piece for breakfast.  Or two.

I blame the fumes.


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