You pair it with pizza and pour it over ice cream, but did you know that Coca-Cola Classic can be used both inside and outside the kitchen? Check out these crazy uses for your favorite fizzy drink:
Make Cake. Coca-Cola, meet chocolate. You’re a match made in heaven. Coca-Cola takes a classic chocolate cake and turns it up a notch. The sugar in Coke caramelizes, the carbonation tenderizes and the flavor enhances the chocolate! Don’t be fooled into thinking that using Diet Coke will make your cake low fat. Without sugar, the soda won’t hit it off with cake the same way, making your dessert much less delicious! To make the original dense Coca-Cola chocolate cake recipe, visit The Coca-Cola Company.
Remove Rust. The acid in Coca-Cola Classic cuts through rust! If small objects in your home have become rusty, soak them in a bowl full of Coca-Cola overnight, and then thoroughly scrub them in the morning. The same properties that make Coke fizz also break down the rust particles. If your rust-spotted object is too big to soak, pour some Coca-Cola on a rough textured cloth and then rub it in a circular motion on the rust. For more rust-fighting tips, read: Remove Rust Stains.
Clean Pots. Next time you burn the rice, reach for a can of Coke instead of the dish detergent! To restore your pot to its former glory, pour an entire can of coke into the pan and then put it on the stove at low heat. The acid in the Coke will break down the black grime on the pot, making it easier to clean. After an hour or so, wash your pot as you normally would, and you should be grime-free. To learn how to properly wash your pots and pans, read: Care For Your Pots and Pans.
Remove Grease. Whether your grease comes from a car engine or a chicken-fried steak, it’s hard to remove from the front of your favorite shirt. To prevent your wardrobe from being ruined, empty a can of Coke into a load of laundry along with your usual detergent. Run it through a normal cycle and voila! Grease-free clothes. Tip: This also works for removing bloodstains from clothes. For more money-saving laundry tips, read: Save Money On Laundry.
For more ways to use Coca-Cola in your cooking:
Coca-Cola Cake @ Serious Eats
Coca-Cola Ribs @ A Perfect Kind Of Day
Southern-Style Coca-Cola Cake @ Bake or Break
Coca-Cola Chicken Wings @ Appetite for China
Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake @ My Recipes
Coca-Cola Brisket @ Leites Culinaria
Coca-Cola Cupcakes with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting @ Sprinkle Bakes
Coca-Cola Brined Fried Chicken @ Chronicle Books
Coca-Cola Pulled Pork @ The Londoner
Coca-Cola Memories Cupcakes @ Lick The Bowl Good
Teriyaki Chicken @ Fuss Free Cooking
Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes @ Ambrosia