I did something weird. I opened a can of Coke. I opened a box of chocolate cake mix. I combined them and made a cake. Yes, that's it, 2 ingredients. This was not some nutty experiment I decided to run with. A cake made with a can of soda is actually a pretty popular thing. A lot of people make a white cake with a can of Sprite. I still might be curious enough to try that. When this cake is made with diet soda, it is called a "Weight Watchers Cake." I chose to use regular Coke.
Since there was no egg for a binder, I thought this cake was pretty messy. As you can see, I struggled even getting it out of the pan. Truth be told, I did not really like this cake. The frosting sort of saved it though. It tastes just like the frosting on a Texas Sheet Cake. For me the Coke flavor was still too strong in the cake. Whenever I had a bite, there was just a lingering Coke flavor that I didn't like. I do think that lessened over the next day or two.
Coca Cola Cake
1 12 oz can coke
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
Combine in bowl and follow directions on box for baking times. I made two, 9-inch cakes, baking for about 20 minutes.
1/2 cup butter
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
6 Tablespoons Coca Cola
3 cups powdered sugar
In a medium pan, over medium heat, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca Cola to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar. Immediately pour over cake.
This was such a crazy cake, I just had to share with you all. Has anyone had good experiences with this type of cake? Like I said, I may still consider making a white cake with a can of Sprite. The chocolate version just wasn't for me. Sometimes you shouldn't mess with a good thing.