CokeCola Cake Recipe
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CokeCola Cake Recipe

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We live in Coca-Cola country, where everyone loves a chocolatey, moist sheet cake made with the iconic soft drink. Our rich version does the tradition proud. —Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cola
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cola
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine cola, butter and cocoa; bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly.
Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
About 15 minutes before cake is done, prepare glaze. In a small saucepan, bring cola to a boil; cook 12-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in butter and cocoa until butter is melted; remove from heat. Add confectioner's sugar; stir until smooth. Pour immediately over hot cake. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as CokeCola Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p78

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 491 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cola
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cola
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, combine cola, butter and cocoa; bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly.
  4. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. About 15 minutes before cake is done, prepare glaze. In a small saucepan, bring cola to a boil; cook 12-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in butter and cocoa until butter is melted; remove from heat. Add confectioner's sugar; stir until smooth. Pour immediately over hot cake. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as CokeCola Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p78

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Ellen User ID: 9145585 264788
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2017

"Many years ago a friend got this recipe from someone and she made this and brought this to work, I loved it but she would not divulge the recipe when asked many times and since then I have been looking for a long time, THANK YOU you made my day. P.S. I love this cake ."

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 264385
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Very sweet and moist. It didn't taste like cola, but was good. Big hit with the kids!"

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adrow24 User ID: 8180831 264252
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2017

"This cake is good.The people saying the glaze is runny,are you not reading that the 12 oz of Coke needs to be boiled to a reduction of 1/2 cup?"

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doober652 User ID: 6794303 264237
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"I made this cake and followed the recipe except I substituted coke for cherry coke it was GREAT!! Warning it will give you a sugar high."

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GrannyLady649 User ID: 7757228 259890
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"Followed recipe exactly and it is really dense. I have made coca cola cake before with a different recipe and it was not like this."

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Rogerswifey4ever User ID: 8925616 253636
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"Made this yesterday as a birthday cake for a family friend who is a die hard coke fan. I gave it to him today on his birthday(9-3-16) and he couldnt stop oohhhing and aahhing about it and said it has a strong coke flavor to it. This cake was a huge success and will be made again."

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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 249415
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"A little gooey for a cake, but good flavors overall. Very sweet."

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Karen5360 User ID: 7115766 249314
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"Very moist & delicious! I did add baking powder to the all-purpose flour. I have tried to bake a cake with just the baking soda added to all-purpose & it just doesn't turn out right. I also had to bake it for 55 min. instead of 25-30 min. Loved the recipe otherwise. I only added 4 oz. of coke to the glaze & the glaze turned out perfect! Butter & confectioner's sugar makes a good icing for cakes, so I felt that 12 oz. of coke would be too much. It was just the right consistency. All in all, a very good recipe & easy to make. Will make this again."

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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 249246
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"This looks great - may try to make it with Diet Coke. Will let y'all know how it turns out!"

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cindiak User ID: 221828 249227
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"My grandma used to make this cake years ago, and I still remember it as being one of the best chocolate cake's I ever had. It's a classic!"

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