CokeCola Cake Recipe

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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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Try using root beer, Dr Pepper or cherry cola.
  • Sifting the confectioners' sugar helps keep the frosting smooth and lump-free.
  • 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.

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    • 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.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Try using root beer, Dr Pepper or cherry cola.
  • Sifting the confectioners' sugar helps keep the frosting smooth and lump-free.
  • Originally published as CokeCola Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p78

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    justkathere User ID: 8870035 282731
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2018

    "I have made this cake several times and taken to pot-luck parties. Every time it get rave reviews. Everyone loves it and so do I. I use Coke classic and it has always come out perfect. Thanks for posting this recipe."

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    April User ID: 9316602 277676
    Reviewed Nov. 12, 2017

    "It's just not that great. The coke doesn't seem to do much for it. The chocolate cake recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa box is a much better chocolate cake."

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    dottie64 User ID: 8208008 276595
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2017

    "Too sweet for our liking. The cake stayed too wet. Used Vanilla Coke, and when cooking up the glaze it did not cook down to 1/2 cup...it stayed at a cup...maybe that's why it was too wet to enjoy. As far as the flavor it was really good."

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    Ralebe User ID: 9291355 276594
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2017

    "Didn’t have any buttermilk on hand, so I just used 2% milk . Still turned out great. One suggestion, poke small holes in the cake before pouring glaze. When served while hot, it’s like a lava cake."

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    Mary User ID: 9040983 274456
    Reviewed Sep. 24, 2017

    "I've made this twice and the hardest part is waiting for it to cool off enough to dig in and then...not eating too much!

    The cake batter will seem thin, but it bakes up beautifuly. Same with the glaze. As long as you remember to boil the soda to reduce it to 1/2cup, it works great."

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    2124arizona User ID: 845443 269824
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "This cakes is sooooo chocolaty good and moist!! We love it!!"

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    Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 267437
    Reviewed May. 29, 2017 Edited May. 30, 2017

    "made this today because: it's a holiday

    "Happy Memorial Day"
    (and to all who served this greatest country on God's green earth) THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
    ...and the decision has been made:
    AWFUL and this exact recipe is all over the web on many sites.
    I'm sorry to the poster for my coming across as rude with my comments.
    The texture is simply (to us anyway) allll wrong/off/mushy and seemingly unbaked.
    making the glaze everything seemed wrong.
    FYI-and just my opinion: don't waste your ingredients
    I adore butter, just wasted way too much-my husband adores his coca-cola, I just wasted that. plus all other ingredients as well. ;-("

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    kelliemurray User ID: 6730771 267364
    Reviewed May. 26, 2017

    "My mom made Coca-Cola cake when I was a kid but I haven't had it in probably 20-25 years. I have never heard it called CokeCola cake, just Coca-Cola cake. I seriously need to make this cake so I can stuff my face with it LOL."

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    paflaglady User ID: 4464011 267363
    Reviewed May. 26, 2017

    "easy to make and great flavor! People shouldn't rate a recipe that they haven't made and please learn to follow directions. The cake turned out very moist and the glaze went on smooth and set up nicely."

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    raven User ID: 9119296 267361
    Reviewed May. 26, 2017

    "I have not made this cake but it sounds so much like the Texas Sheet cake I raised my 3 hungry boys on years ago But I am a diabetic now and do not eat cake anymore but as I read your recipe, I swear I could taste it. LOL.. Dr. Pepper would be good I bet, that might give it a cherry coke flavor. yummm"

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