As promised here’s the recipe for these decadent little morsels…..
I actually grabbed a few different recipes and combined them into one. I unfortunately didn’t photo-document the process but I did take some lovely pics of the finished product…
If you’d rather go to the other blogs/websites these were taken from you can find them here: Coca-cola Cupcakes @ A Cozy Kitchen (the only changes I made were not using any liners, based on the comments and her edit on the post) they basically turned out tasting like a very moist chocolate cupcake.
So I used the Coca-cola buttercream recipe I found on iCoke – I made a lot of alterations to this but to keep it simple I won’t go into them. Finally I used my classic version for whipped cream b/c I wanted them to look and taste more like a “coke float” – in hindsight I should’ve filled them with iced cream 😀 YUM!
So here’s my condensed version: Coke Float Cupcakes (18 cupcakes)
- 2 cups coca-cola (she warns not to use diet)
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 cups icing sugar (confectioners)
- as much coke as your icing can handle! (you’ll add it slowly)
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2-3 Tbsp white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pre-heat oven to 325F
- Grease muffin tin(s) *I chose not to use liners but you can as long as you grease them. (or use foil ones)
- In a medium sauce pan melt butter over med-low heat.
- Add coke, cocoa to butter and mix thoroughly.
- Whisk in both sugars until completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt and baking soda together.
- beat eggs and slowly mix into cooled coke/chocolate mixture then fold into dry ingredients.
- Fill liners/pan 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- cream together shortening and butter until smooth.
- slowly add icing sugar and add coke as needed until icing reaches desired consistency.
- To make this taste more like cola you may also add Kola extract.
- beat cream on medium speed until soft peaks form.
- Add sugar and vanilla and beat on high until whipped cream reaches desired consistency.
After the cupcakes have fully cooled plain ice them with the Cola-frosting and then using a 1M wilton tip do a classic swirl on top with the whipped cream. Top /w cherry, gumdrop or cola gummies you can even add cut up short straws for a “coke float” look ENJOY!!!!!
1. favourite cupcake??
dark chocolate cake with swiss meringue buttercream YUM!