Mother’s Day is upon us already! Already, right? This is the ultimate day for Mom to indulge, because as you all know, Mother’s Day, refers to Mom is Queen for a day, and she gets treated as such!
My Coca Cola favorite memory is the way my mom used to hide her Coca Cola from us kids. Always! The only time we were allowed to have it was when we had popcorn. It was like her sanctuary or secret obsession or something! I guess I can compare it to me hiding my chocolate? Nevermind! 🙂
If you have a Mom or friend that loves chocolate cake (duh) poked in the chocolate coke ‘tres leches’ fashion and has a fluffy whipped chocolate and coke infused whipped cream topping, you’ve come to the right place.
What I call ‘tres leches’, a cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream, isn’t a true ‘tres leches’, in this cake. But it is reminiscent of that because the cake is soaked in a creamy chocolate cola sauce. 🙂
Ohhhh…and did someone say fluffy whipped topping? I did! Thank you for reading! I didn’t want to miss this part either, because that chocolate cola frosting is so light and airy and tastes like a dream.
Put everything together and you get a wonderful throwback of a old-time recipe where this 1950’s chocolate coke originated from when diving into this cake.
All, because I saw the cutest little Coke cans! I had been wanting to do a remake of this famous Cracker Barrel Chocolate Coke Cake and and put my little spin on it.
I love taking vintage recipes and giving them an updated vibe like this Chocolate Cream Layered Dessert – Layers of Yumminess from the 70’s and these Triple Chocolate Malted Whoppers Brownies using Whoppers, invented in 1949.
It probably has a lot to do with my obsession of TCM. But I’m only a fan of the movies from the 1940’s and 1950’s mostly. I’ll talk about why I have that obsession thing with TCM in another post. 🙂
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Probably should warn you ahead of time, it’s very rich, very good, very addicting and has no calories, but for Mother’s Day, it’s acceptable to go hog-wild. I would make sure you have others around, because I cannot be responsible for you wanting to eat it all.
Let’s Devour. Chocolate. Coca Cola. Cake. like yesterday already! Enjoy! Try this Chocolate Extract! It’s amazing!!!
If you know someone that loves chocolate cake (duh) poked in the chocolate coke ‘tres leches’ fashion and has a fluffy whipped chocolate and coke infused whipped cream topping, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s Devour. Chocolate. Coca Cola. Cake. like yesterday! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- 2 cup Sugar
- 2 cup Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Unsweetened Dark Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder , or choice
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Buttermilk (or 1/2 cup Milk and 1 tsp Lemon Juice)
- 1 tablespoon chocolate extract
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2/3 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
- ½ cup coke
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chocolate extract
- 1 cup whipping cream , whipped
- 1 tablespoon chocolate extract
- 1/3 cup coke
- 3 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot fudge syrup for swirling
- 1 chocolate bar for shaving
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 13x9 cake pan.
In a saucepan, bring 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup Coke, and oil to a boil.
Combine flour and sugar and add to saucepan and beat together, then remove from heat.
Add in remaining cake ingredients. Mix well and pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time. Add in the rest of the ingredients and whisk together.
Poke holes in cake. 2 ways you can do this. Either use the end of a wooden spoon or using a fork, poke the cake all over, depending how you want your chocolate filling to soak through. I did the wooden spoon, but both would be fine.
Pour the chocolate filling into the holes and all over the top of the cake while it's still warm.
Put in fridge to set about 40 minutes.
Using mixer, whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks, then add in the chocolate extract, coke, powdered sugar and mix together lightly.
Using a spatula, frost the top of the chocolate filled cake with the whipped cream frosting.
Place back in fridge.
Put hot fudge in a microwavable dish and microwave on high for 15-20 seconds or until pourable. Do not pour on top of cake if it's hot. Once cooled and still pourable, drizzle on cake and then using a toothpick or knife edge, swirl the chocolate around.
Using a grater, grate some chocolate on top and place back in the fridge overnight.
If you don't use or have chocolate extract, use a little hershey's syrup or hot fudge to add some chocolate flavor. A tablespoon or two for each layer should be good.