Coke Cake Recipe
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I get a great response every time I serve this cake, and it seems like I'm forever sharing the recipe! Folks are always curious about the ingredients, and when I tell them the cake has cola in it, they are really surprised. The unusual combination of ingredients makes it moist and delicious. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons cola
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 772 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 109g carbohydrate (83g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa and cola to a boil; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and marshmallows; mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  4. For icing, combine butter, cocoa and cola in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and mix well. Spread over hot cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool before cutting. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cocoa Cola Cake in Reminisce Extra February 1993, p47

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 231521
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"Easy to make, tasty and different"

Inthekitchn User ID: 2535970 228342
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Very Easy Recipe, with great flavor and moist. Next time I make, may add more marshmallows than what the recipe calls for."

Nanakdl User ID: 1504007 18264
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"If your a chocolate lover just make it your tummy will thank you"

KitchenQueen60 User ID: 3758584 14545
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Easy enough to make and moist. Excellent!"

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