Vegan cola cake

March  2, 2021
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Photo by Yuckoryum
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • makes makes 1 (8½ by 4½–inch/21.5 by 11–cm) loaf
Author Notes

We wanted to make a cola cake for a friends’ birthday, but the internet only had recipes for chocolate cakes with cola in them. This is based on a vegan gingerbread recipe and adapted to add flavours from cola — vanilla, cinnamon, lemon, along with the cola hit that comes from the soda syrup.

We ad-libbed an icing made from (vegan) butter, icing sugar, lemon juice, a bit of water and cola syrup, which worked well. —Yuckoryum

What You'll Need
  • Dry ingredients (sift together)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Wet ingredients
  • 1 cup soy / almond or any non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (we used canola)
  • 3/4 cup cola syrup (we used Sodastream brand)
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • zest of one large lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease a loaf pan with vegetable oil
  2. Add lemon juice to milk and leave to curdle for a few minutes
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together wet ingredients (including milk and lemon juice mix)
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold the mixture together then gently mix with a whisk until the ingredients are combined and there are no more lumps. Be careful not to beat the mixture too much or your cake will be rubbery. The mixture should be fairly runny and pourable
  5. Bake for about 30mins (or until skewer comes out clean)

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