Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coca Cola Cupcakes with Ganache Icing

After heading to Atlanta to get my visa, I'd been thinking about making coca cola cake. Of course, since I love cupcakes, I decided to modify a recipe to make cupcakes instead. You can't necessarily tell that these cupcakes have coca cola in them, but you can tell that there's something different about them.

Based on this coca cola cake recipe by Linton Hopkins.

Makes 12 cupcakes



1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 oz. butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 TBS cocoa powder
1/2 cup Coca Cola
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a saucepan combine the butter, oil, and Coca Cola. Allow the mixture to boil for about a minute. Then, remove it from the heat.
3. Combine the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
4. Add the Coca Cola mixture to the contents of the mixing bowl. Stir.
5. Add baking soda, sour cream, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Stir.
6. Add eggs, and mix until well combined.
7. Transfer the batter into the cupcake pan. Fill each liner about half full.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool before icing cupcakes.

Ganache Icing

3 TBS melted butter
2 1/2 TBS cocoa poweder
3 TBS Coca Cola
1 - 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Start with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add more if necessary. The icing should be soft, but not runny. Ice the cupcakes once they have cooled.

Enjoy your cupcakes!


  1. Gluten and I aren't on speaking terms, but that icing sounds like something I could devour in one sitting---and then wish I hadn't ;)

  2. These look yummy for sure! It's amazing what adding Coke to a cake can accomplish! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I've switched time zones, so I'll probably be the last one linking up!

  3. You had me at Cupcakes! I've never thought about making cupcakes using coca cola - very cool idea!!

  4. Visiting from SITS link.....these look yummy! My son would adore them.



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