Can I just say that you’re in for a treat today? You may or may not have noticed that I don’t post much food here… and when I do it’s pretty basic. It’s not that I can’t cook/bake, in fact I really enjoy cooking, but I couldn’t tell you what I do. I like to make it up as I go and hope it turns out (it usually does, thankfully). But there’s other people in this world that can not only create delicious food and tell us exactly how they did it, but they can also make it look so ridiculously tasty that you scour your cupboards to try and make their recipe right then and there. Aimee from Twigg Studios is one of those people. And she’s created a recipe for all you wonderful Lemon Thistle readers!
Now, before we get to the recipe I need to rave about how good this looks! One of the first things that drew me to Aimee’s blog is her wonderful moody photos. I can’t get enough of the eye candy. But as for real candy? My hubby is a candy fiend, so I’m certain when he sees this I will need to try my hand at it. I love that she not only cooks the cola into the cake and decorates with them- but she found a way to make the icing ‘fizz’ too. I want to try it just for the fizzy icing! Alright, I’ll rest my case and give you guys the goods.
- ¾ cup butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ cup coca cola
- 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 2/3 cup sugar
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325f/ 160c. While the oven is preheating, melt the butter and add the cocoa powder and cocoa cola; then bring to a boil. Sift the baking soda, sugar, flour into a bowl and set aside. Add the sour cream and eggs into the wet ingredients and mix together. Finally mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and separate evenly into two greased 6 inch round tins. Bake for 35/40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
- ¼ cup coca cola
- 2 broken up bars of dark chocolate 8 oz
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp food grade citric acid
In a sauce pan, heat the coca cola and reduce a little so it starts to thicken then add the cream, chocolate and cocoa powder. Stir so the chocolate melts, then put in the fridge until it thickens. To make the icing have a fizzy taste add 1 tsp of food grade citric acid to the frosting.
Build the cake by adding the frosting between the two layers and coating the out side of the cake with the rest. Finish it off by decorating with fizzy cola bottle sweets.
Okay, it’s me again guys. Are you drooling yet? I hoped you liked today’s recipe post and if you did, you stop over to Twigg Studios and leave Aimee some love. I’m also curious if this is something you’d like to see more of? Hit me up with a yay or nay for more recipes in the comments below.
Oh man, my teeth hurt just looking at that cake! It sounds SO good, but I may cut back on the coke bottle garnishes just to save myself (and others) from a diabetic coma ;)
Haha! My hubby would eat all the candy off this cake in one sitting, but I’m with you on the teeth hurting!
Hmmm, looks chewy!
Ah I used to think that about gummy bears on cupcakes. I always pick the candy off and eat it separately, then it’s like two treats in one :)
This is such a cool cake! Love the sparklers:)
Aren’t the sparklers fun!? I feel like I need to add them to every dessert I make after seeing this. I know pie’s in my future…
Thanks for stopping by Ginnie- I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment :)
Emily @ Table & Hearth
I’ve never seen anything like this, it would be great for a dude’s party! And yes, I would pick all the candies off mine first :) Thanks for linking it up to On Display Thursday!!
Haha, there’s not many dudes that would say no to candy! Thanks Emily :)
Oh this looks amazing!!! My boys would love this cake – all that candy! And I love sparklers on cakes – I put one on my son’s cupcakes when he turned 3 and he sobbed when we lit the sparklers -haa!
Haha! That made me laugh out loud- I’ll heed the warning and hold off of sparklers for my kids for another couple years :)
Susannah // Feast + West
Oh, this is so beautiul, Aimee and Colleen! I really love the lighting in these photos, plus the cake just looks to-die-for!
Aimee’s food styling and photography always inspires me!