Chocolate Cola Cake and BakedByH’s first birthday

Chocolate Cola Cake and BakedByH’s first birthday


Okay so I’m sliiiightly late with the whole blogiversary thing, but I can’t believe it’s been a year since BBH started – it’s gone so quickly! I still remember the early days, desperately trying to learn basic code and having no idea how to use a camera. I used to sit for HOURS on end with my computer scientist housemate trying to figure it all out (his answer to most of my questions was “I don’t know let’s google it.”) Some of you may remember that BBH didn’t look quite as polished as it does now and although there’s still a long way to go, I’m proud of my little corner of cyberspace and very grateful to all those who read and bake from my blog 🙂

remember? 😉

So the cake. That’s why we’re all here really, isn’t it? This cake has a bit of a special place in my repertoire actually. I first made it on a cold Christmas day for dessert after a Christmas dinner that my brother made. My parents were on holiday so we were fending for ourselves. We STILL haven’t let it go, and relish all opportunities to bring up that one lonely Christmas… (All jokes aside, it was quite a fun Christmas – we spent ALL day in our pyjamas with no disapproving looks = success). It’s a James Martin recipe, and yes, it actually has coca cola inside it. It’s a lovely cake on it’s own but is made even more special by the addition of mars bar chocolate sauce. It’s literally a tuck shop in a cake – mars bar and coke!


I have to say, my favourite thing about this cake is the frosting. NO FROSTING COMPARES OMG. It’s sweet, but has a zingy, uplifting lightness about it from the fizzy cola. Add the deep flavour of caramel from the mars bar sauce and you have a match made in corner shop heaven.


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