A friend had made a cake for her friends a few weeks ago that sounded intriguing - chocolate cola cake. She sent me the recipe link and I printed it out a few days ago, thinking it'd be fun and easy to try out. It actually needed cola, so I had to go out and buy some. Now, before you get to thinking that I'm really healthy and don't drink the stuff - uh uh, I only drink diet and caffeine-free, so had to buy the real stuff. Diet so I have more calories to 'spend' on cake etc and caffeine-free because caffeine seems to trigger hours-long dizzy and headache spells latterly, which I can do without. I haven't figured out any other triggers, but caffeine was a definite, so it's been off my personal menu for about 6 months now.
After adding the cola and milk and other necessary ingredients, and baking it then making the icing straight away (again using cola) - you had to pour the still-warm icing directly onto the still-warm cake and leave it all to cool in the tin.
One thing I would like to show you is the mess! I wouldn't normally show anyone the mess, but I wasn't expecting this, at all. The cake mix was really wet and took me by surprise. Next time (and yes, I've written a note on the recipe itself) I shall use my Kenwood in which to make the cake mix.
And the next morning we see the finished product. One medium-light, soft and moist chocolate cake. None of us could really taste the cola, but I think it makes the cake nice and moist. Try it out yourself and let me know how you get on, please?!