Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream Recipe
Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream Recipe

Read Reviews
5 2 2
Publisher Photo
We Southerners have been eating cola cake for decades. This easy version has strawberries, too. Chill it in the fridge for a dreamy summer dessert. —Peggy Walpert, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (12 ounces) cola
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 418 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar and baking soda. In a large saucepan, bring cola to a boil; cook 7-9 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Stir in butter, oil and cocoa; return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallows until melted. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly. Transfer to prepared dish. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in baking dish on a wire rack.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, mix sour cream, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Serve cake with topping and strawberries. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
khegeman User ID: 2379383 254952
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"Delicious. Made as is and won't change a thing."

Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 250568
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016 Edited Jul. 18, 2016

"I like that there is a lower amount of sugar in the topping rather than the normal 3-4 cups for normal frosting. (There are other places to reduce the calories if one desires--like lo-fat sour cream and lo fat buttermilk,). I liked the flavor enhancement idea of reducing the cola down to 1 cups. And, NO ELECTRIC MIXER!!! This recipe expresses the know-how of a very talented baker. Thank you Peggy Walpert. I'm looking forward to making this!"

Loading Image