Cocoa Cola Bundt Cake Recipe

Cocoa Cola Bundt Cake Recipe

"I love everything Vallery Lomas makes, and this modern take on a Coca-Cola cake is no exception. Lomas cleverly calls this recipe Cocoa Cola Bundt Cake, because it combines that deep cola flavor with rich chocolate. Both the cake and the icing are cola-flavored, and the addition of warming spices like cinnamon and cloves turn it into a cozy, comforting dessert. I can't wait to make it this winter!" –Nina Friend, associate features editor
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Ingredients

 Cola Syrup

  • 3 cups cola soft drink

  • .50 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cake

  • Baking spray with flour

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (8 ounces), softened

  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar

  • .50 cup granulated sugar

  • 2.50 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 5/8 ounces)

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • .50 teaspoon baking powder

  • .50 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  •  teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature

  •  cup buttermilk

  • .50 cup sour cream

  • 1.50 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Glaze

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar (about 3 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 teaspoon whole milk

Additional Ingredients

  • Sweetened whipped cream and amarena cherries (optional)

Directions

Make the cola syrup:

  1. Bring cola and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 cup, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Reserve 1/4 cup cola syrup in a liquid measuring cup for glaze.

Make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with baking spray. Stir butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar into remaining 3/4 cup cola syrup in saucepan. Cook over medium-low, stirring often, until butter is melted and sugars are dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa, espresso powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. Whisk together eggs and egg yolks, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla, and zests in a medium bowl; gradually whisk in slightly cooled syrup mixture until well combined. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add egg mixture, stirring until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack, and let cool completely, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Make the glaze:

  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, cocoa, and reserved 1/4 cup cola syrup in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in milk until creamy, pourable, and smooth.

  2. Place cake on a plate. Pour glaze over cake. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and cherries, if desired.

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