He asked again could he eat them and why not they've been sitting there for a year?! He was right. I reminded myself why I had bought them in the first place. Despite having fond memories of eating the fizzy cola bottles as a child, these were not purchased to remind me of the good old days. These were purchased to decorate a Chocolate Cola Muffins when the opportunity presented itself. He then asked if I would make him the 'Chocolate Cola Cake' and I was instantly reminded of the last time I made it for him. The cake batter all leaked out because the cake tin was warped. I suddenly felt all guilty and agreed to make him another Chocolate Cola Cake, as well as promptly use the cola bottles that were surprisingly still in date.
This particular cake comes from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess. I deliberately haven't posted the recipe on my blog as you can find the original, plus variations of it on blogosphere. I am linking this recipe to Tasty Tuesday Party hosted by Nap Time Creations; and Tasty Tuesdays hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.