Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake - delicious from scratch fudge chocolate cake with Coca-Cola in the cake and frosting. Great dessert for a potluck!

I made this cake a few weeks ago when we had the Coca-Cola BBQ Pork.  I never have regular Coke in the house (we are Diet Coke people), so I wanted to make sure I got the most out of it.  I used the recipe from straight the Coca-Cola website, so it is "the real thing".

The cake was very simple and tasted fantastic! It was so moist, and the frosting was to die for!  I took the cake to work and it got rave reviews.  The only thing that would make this cake better is a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Coca-Cola Cake - delicious from scratch fudge chocolate cake with Coca-Cola in the cake and frosting. Great dessert for a potluck!

Coca-Cola Cake
from The Coca-Cola Company
(Printable Recipe)

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola®
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, sift sugar and flour. Add marsh- mallows. In saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Bring to a boil and pour over dry ingredients; blend well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to batter along with eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well. Pour into a well-greased 9-by-13-inch pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and frost immediately.

To make frosting, combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over confectioners' sugar, blending well. Add vanilla extract and pecans. Spread over hot cake. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

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  1. Steph - have you tried the diet coke cake?? Use any box mix and one can of diet coke..that is eggs,
    Very moist and only 3 WW points!!

    that said, I have regular coke leftover from the amazing pork, so I am going to try this cake too!

  2. Yum! I've been saving this recipe to make for my aunt's birthday. She's a big Coke fan. I tried a recipe similar to Betsy's. A box of lemon cake mix and 20 oz. of diet Sprite. It was moist and yummy!

  3. I've made the lemon cake with diet 7Up - I added blueberries. It is really good!

    Lemon Blueberry Cake

  4. This looks so good, I need to try it soon!

  5. It you'd been at our house we could have sat at the coca cola table in our coca cola chairs!

  6. Must get some coke-we never have it in the house either.

  7. Speekin' O' tha "REAL THANG", if'n yoo wanna see it, PULL DOWN MAH ZIPPAH !

  8. I've substituted vanilla Coke. Wow it kicks it up a notch in the flavor department.

  9. I love the idea of using vanilla coke! I am going to try that next time - thanks!


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