February 18, 2013

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

ImageThis cake demonstrates the power of Twitter because I asked if anyone had a recipe for a Chocolate fudge cake that was not too bitter and this recipe is what everyone came up with. I made it and it was loved by my 23 year old birthday daughter & all her siblings and friends!! In case you want the original it is a Sue Lawrence recipe.

Really moist & chocolate fudge icing was the best I have ever made so it must have been the Coca-Cola!


250g self raising flour

3 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 tspn bicarb soda

280g golden caster sugar

250g butter

250ml Coca-Cola

100ml milk

2 eggs

1 tspn vanilla extract



150g butter

50ml Coca-Cola

3 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder

400g icing sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degs C & prepare 24cm springform cake tin lined with baking paper

Sift flour, cocoa & bicarb into large bowl. Slowly melt butter, sugar & cola in saucepan then slowly add this to dry ingredients along with milk, whisked eggs & vanilla, stirring all the time. Once thoroughly but gently combined, pour mixture (which will be very liquid but don’t worry) into the prepared tin and bake for about 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave in tin on wire rack for about 10 mins, then remove from tin. Allow to cool completely.

To make the icing: melt butter along with cola and cocoa in saucepan. Pour this mixture into the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Ice the cooled cake and decorate.

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