I saw a recipe that had coca cola slice with marshmallows and I was intrigued. Coca cola? In a cake? I have seen a ham roast, pork ribs, hell I'd even seen coca cola polish silverware but never in a cake!
It felt strange to make I'll admit and when the little cupcakes came out of the oven I couldn't resist but try one (warm) they were chocolately and spongey and almost mousse-like. Deliciously cute I'd say - Ugly (to look at) but interesting.
For the frosting I tried to replicate the Coca-Cola colours - my piping bag exploded all over my kitchen. With my two four year olds scrambling for the fall out! So I managed to get a few looking OK, and rest looking like a train-smash and let's just say two very sugared up frills! Lots and lots of water was consumed afterwards (and Mummy had some diet coke to recover!)
Aaaah another day in the frilly kitchen! A yummy result in any case - I've sent them off to work with hubby - the boys don't care if they're pretty or not!
240gr plain flour
180gr white sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
100gram mini marshmallows
2 tb cocoa powder or powdered cooking chocolate
1/2 cup coca cola (I used diet coke - ha!)
200g butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
400g icing mixture
In a saucepan mix the coca cola, cocoa powder and butter over a simmering heat. Dissolve butter and then take off the heat and set aside to cool.
When the chocolate and coke mix is cool, preheat oven to 180 degrees c
In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, vanilla and eggs, beat until smooth and light.
Add the chocolate cola mixture and then the marshmallows
Then repeat with butter creaming process and adding the remaining icing mixture and 2 tb of cocoa.
In your piping bag or ziplock bag, layer your icing on to close to the nozzle/corner. Cut corner off ziplock bag or attach nozzle and ice like you like!
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