Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday Factoid: Favorite Soda

Today's Wednesday Factoid is: What is your favorite soda?

Oh, man! I can't really think of a good way to make this interesting!

I like Diet Coke a lot. Coke Zero is okay too. I don't like uncolas and am not really a fan of root beer. Cherry beverages are sometimes nice, but I seem to have settled on plain cola-tasting stuff these days. For some reason I'm also not a fan of the Pepsi versions. They do taste different.

Also . . . did you know you can make cupcakes with soda??

  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Preheat the oven to 350º F. Melt the chocolate chips and the cola on low in a double boiler or carefully in a saucepan, stirring as it melts. Let cool. Meanwhile, sift together flour, both sugars, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix together the eggs and buttermilk, and add the oil and the vanilla extract. Whip it together until smooth with a mixer. Add the cola mix to this mix while running the mixer. Add the flour mix gradually while mixing. Bake in cupcake tins for 15-20 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to rack for cooling.
Yield: 24-30
Source: Clare Crespo Hey There, Cupcake!


1 comment:

  1. Do you love Coke or Pepsi?
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