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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cherry Cola Cake

Pin It Cherry Cola Cake

Cherry Cola Cake
I have a cookbook, United Cakes Of America Recipes Celebrating Every State by Warren Brown that I love. There is a recipe for Coca-Cola Cake from Georgia (pgs. 88-90) I have wanted to try for awhile, but I used Cherry Coke instead of Coca Cola. I used the cake recipe in the book, but not the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Buttercream frosting. With Valentine's Day in mind, the cake is pink and decorated with heart shaped sprinkles and maraschino cherries.

The Whipped Vanilla Frosting recipe is the same from when I baked Red Velvet Snowball Cake and Coconut Cake over the Christmas holiday. I added a little Maraschino Cherry Juice and pink gel color. Unfortunately, I have a terrible cold and cannot taste anything at the moment, but Allen really enjoyed it. Allen said the cherry coke is the prominent flavor of the cake and moist with a malt-like flavor. I hope I can enjoy a slice in the next few days.  

Cake Ingredients

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 cup Cherry Coke

1/4 cup Milk

1 1/2 sticks Butter, softened

2 cups Granulated Sugar

2 Extra Large Eggs

Close-up, Cherry Cola Cake
Cake Directions

Preheat oven to 335 degrees.

Grease 2-9 inch Wilton heart shaped or round cake pans with butter and flour and line bottoms with parchment paper.

Combine Flour, Cocoa Powder, and Salt in a bowl, put aside for now.

Combine Cherry Coke and Milk in a bowl, put aside for now.

Place Butter and Sugar in bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 3-4 minutes. Scrape bowl with spatula to incorporate well.

With mixer on low, add Eggs one at a time. Be sure to let Egg incorporate well before adding the second one.

Alternately add dry and wet ingredients without stopping mixer in between additions. On low speed, this will take about 4 minutes. Incorporate well and use spatula to make sure it is all mixed well.

Divide batter in cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until edges come away from pan and toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Cool cakes in cooling rack for 30 minutes, then invert carefully on cooling rack to cool completely.

Cherry Cola Cake
Whipped Vanilla Frosting

Whipped Vanilla Frosting adapted from blog, A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis:
http://www.askchefdennis.com/2011/12/im-dreaming-of-a-white-christmas-cake-with-sweet-peony/

I added 1/2 teaspoon Maraschino Cherry Juice I reserved from the jar, and 4 drops of Wilton Pink Gel Food Color.

Before you frost the cake, drain juice of Maraschino Cherries and pat them dry with paper towels, about 1 cup. Add Wilton heart shaped sprinkles if you want.

For further information on Warren Brown, his bakeries Cakelove and cookbooks, go to: http://www.cakelove.com

-Sophia/Two Frys

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