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I’ve been incredibly busy at work these past few weeks, and even have had to work over the weekend. Therefore I haven’t been free to do any crafts for myself, but I have had a bit of spare time for Google. Here are some great ideas I’d like to share:

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Coca-cola Cake

Are you sick of stale cake? Need some pep in your patty pans? Have I got the recipe for you!

I have travelled quite a bit, and I collect as coke bottle from every country I visit; they are different in every country. I have visited the coke factory in Atlanta, and collect other paraphernalia such as clocks, advertisements, and Christmas ornaments. Having said that, I only drink Diet Coke, as it isn’t as syrupy-sweet as original, and it contains that phenylalanine I find so addictive. Mmm…

A few years back, a friend asked me to make her a coca-cola cake. I found a recipe after some quick googling and have made it every year for her since. It is moist but fluffy, and never goes stale and remains sweet, no doubt thanks to chemicals such as Merchandise 7X, sodium benzoate, E211, and phosphoric acid to name a few. So it’s a great cake if you live alone as you can take a month to eat it.

Find my tweaked recipe below (not for the health conscious):

2 cups SR flour
2 cups sugar
3 tbs cocoa
1 cup coca-cola
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla essence

In a large bowl, combine sugar and SR flour.
In saucepan mix coca-cola, cocoa, and butter, and bring to a boil then take it off right away.
Mix into dry ingredients.
In small bowl mix eggs, milk, soda and vanilla.
Mix it all together swiftly so eggs don’t go weird. It will be quite liquid.
Pour into tightly sealed tin – I found out the hard way that spring form tins are a no go.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in 140’C or 350’F oven until usual tests show it’s done.

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Bundt Cake

I love that bundt cake is any sort of cake in a pretty doughnut shape. The name inspires ideas of CWA afternoon teas and neighbourly chats. My favourite part about bundt cake is that I can avoid that messy awkward mess of crumbs that results from a full round cake being cut. I got a brand new tin over the weekend, though I was too impatient to order an original Nordic Ware tin online.  

This particular weekend, I made my simple chocolate fudge cake, which also works well in cup-cake form. It is very moist but not too rich or fancy.

My method of baking is less about technique as throw it all in and stir, in defiance of the steps chefs tell you ae needed to make a quality dish. This cake however, was designed to be a throw it all in sort of affair, so I’m not teaching any bad habits.

1 tbs white vinegar

6 tbs vegetable oil

1 ½ cups SR flour

3 tbs cocoa

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup water

Mix it all together until smooth. Bake in 180 degree oven for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Half the cake was eaten before I was able to take a picture so I guess that is a good sign. Did I also mention I got a shiny new cake server?

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