Coca-cola chocolate cake is a very addictive cake with a good flavor and a good texture. It is very easy to make and one only needs a stove as a mandatory tool since all the icing is done on a stove. It is very good for family parties and other official gatherings because of the good taste.
This cake is prepared in so many different ways. It uses simple tools and readily available ingredients to prepare. It resembles a Mississippi mud cake when hot. It was invented in the 1950s and was ranked among the best cakes in the year 1997. It does not require technical skills to prepare them.
In this article, the various tools that can be used when baking a coca-cola chocolate cake will be listed and their specific roles in the baking process will also be highlighted. It will also describe the procedure to be followed when baking the cake using the listed ingredients.
Tools used to prepare coca cola chocolate cake
These are used for measuring liquids such as water.
They include tablespoons, teaspoons, and other spoons and are used for measuring dry flour-like ingredients such as sugar. Wooden spoons are mainly used for stirring.
3. Rubber Spatula
This tool is used for scraping nooks and crannies out of a jam jar.
4. Metal spatula
A flexible tool is used to slice anything under the dough so that it is not squished.
5. Pastry brush
This brush is mostly used to grease the pan before pouring the cake, coating melted butter or eggs on the dough, and applying milk on a pie crust.
This is a special tool used to beat together eggs and often used to mix dry ingredients and custard.
7. Kitchen scissors
They are used to snipe fresh herbs, cut parchment, and open packages and containers.
8. Rolling pin
Used for rolling pie crusts, dough, and pastry puff.
9. A chef’s knife
It is an all-purpose slicing knife used in the kitchen when cutting is required.
10. Baking pan
It is used for baking purposes mostly rectangular in shape and measures about 10 by 10 inches.
11. Cake pan
Its diameter is usually 9-10 inches and is specifically meant for cakes.
Mostly known as a pie plate and is used for baking homemade pies.
It can be a hand mixer or a stand mixer used for mixing ingredients.
i. 21/4 cups of flour (all-purpose), and some more for pans
ii. 1 1/3 cups (9 ounces) of semisweet chocolate chips
iii. 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
iv. 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
v. 1 cup of softened butter
vi. 4 large eggs
vii. 11/2 teaspoon of baking soda
viii.1/3 teaspoon of salt
ix. 1 (8 ounces)container of sour cream
x. 11/4 cup of cola soft drink like coca-cola
xi. 11/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
xii. Fudgy coca-cola frosting cake
xiii. White sugar pearls in assorted sizes
Preheat an oven up to 350 degrees Celsius. Cover two baking pans (round) of 9 inches each with cooking spray then use flour to dust it. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave bowl for about 3 minutes until it melts and becomes smooth while stirring after every 25 seconds.
Blend granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter with a medium-speed stand mixer that is fitted with a paddle. Leave it to blend for 5 minutes to ensure that it blends well. Add the eggs one after the other and blend thoroughly after adding each one of them. Add the melted chocolate and stir to mix with the other contents.
In a bowl, put flour, baking soda, and salt and add a mixture of butter or sour cream. Start with the flour mixture and end with it while stirring slowly after every addition to make sure it blends well.
Put the coca-cola in a microwave cup; microwave it for about 1 minute until it is hot. Slowly add the cola to the mixture of butter and flour, stir slowly to blend it completely, and add vanilla. Evenly spread batter into the pans that have been prepared.
Use a preheated oven to bake for about 35 to 40 minutes until the wooden pick that was inserted at the center of the cakes comes out very clean. Take out the cakes from the pans, place them on wire racks, and completely cool them for about 1 to 11/2 hours.
Apply the fudgy frosting cola in between the layers of the cake, sides, and top them garnish with sugar pearls.
Methods used to preserve coca cola chocolate baked cakes
Various methods can be used to preserve coca cola chocolate cakes as discussed below;
a. Freeze all unfrozen cakes
Cool the cakes completely and wrap them with heavy-duty aluminum foil and then freeze. The cakes can also be stored in the freezer and last for about 5-6 months.
b. Thaw the cakes at room temperature
Thaw all frosted uncovered cakes and unfrosted covered cakes for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature.
c. Store the cakes when completely cooled.
Refrigerate all cakes containing dairy products and filings.
d. Use of a large bowl or a cake cover to store cakes
This method will help to prevent frostings from sticking to the protective covering and also prevent the frosting from being absorbed by the cake. Halfway, insert toothpicks around the edges of the cake to give support to the covering.
Frequently asked questions:
- Question 1: What are the ingredients in coca-cola?
The ingredients in coca-cola include; 90% of carbonated water, sugar, caramel color, phosphoric acid, caffeine, and natural flavors.
- Question 2: How does coca-cola affect the body?
It is sugary so it has a high chance of causing obesity, diabetes of type 2, and tooth decay. It can also lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.
In summary, coca-cola chocolate cakes are very popular but cause great effects on the human body therefore one should be very careful when consuming them. Diseases that are caused by the consumption of these cakes are very deadly and cannot be cured fully and easily.
These cakes are very cheap and take a long period to go bad therefore they are very good for family storage. Families with people suffering from heart disease and other related diseases should be monitored to ensure that they do not consume these cakes as they may cause some problems.