Recipe: Coca-Cola Cupcakes

I found an intriguing Nigella Lawson recipe that had an interesting ingredient and I knew I definitely had to try it out! So I made these special cupcakes and let everyone try them without telling them what it was..The response was fantastic and much better than I ever expected :) :) :) but yet no one could guess what exactly it was.. And yes I have successfully mastered the art of using my disobedient conventional oven!


  • 200g plain flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bi carbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 175 ml ingredient X (points to black liquid in the measuring cup)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa


  • 225g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons ingredient X
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to180c and line cupcake tray with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl. In a pot, melt the butter, cocoa and ingredient X, heating it gently.

Pour into the dry ingredients, stir well with a wooden spoon, then add the liquid ingredients from the bowl, beating until it is well blended.

3. Pour into a measuring jug and then pour into cupcake pans, about 3/4 full

Remove from oven and let it cool

Prepare the icing: Sift the icing sugar and set aside. In a pot, combine the butter, ingredient X and cocoa and stir over low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from the heat. Add the vanilla and spoon in the sifted icing sugar, beating as you do so, until you’ve got a spreadable but still runny icing. While the cupcake is still warm, pour the icing over it. Leave to cool before transferring to a serving plate.

And now that Ive got your attention..Ingredient X is in fact…

So yes, mystery revealed.. I made Coca-Cola cupcakes and that’s what you guys all ate today :D Hope you enjoyed the guessing game!

Baking: Cupcakes, Recipes

3 Responses to Recipe: Coca-Cola Cupcakes

  1. Jess says:

    May I ask how long I shld bake the cakes in the oven before removing n let them cool? Thx!

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