Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

I’ll admit, I am completely and entirely brand-loyal to Pepsi products. I’m not quite sure where this stems from, but I always grew up with Pepsi products in my house and I just think Diet Pepsi tastes better. To each their own. It’s like the great debate over what to call soft drinks: soda? pop? coke? SODA!

I broke my brand loyalty to Pepsi and bought a bottle of Coke for this recipe. I know it would have worked just fine with Pepsi, but I’m a little type-A and had to use Coke. Enjoy!

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake
Recipe source: Paula Deen
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2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
3. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, Coca-Cola, buttermilk, and cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.
4. Add eggs and vanilla, whisking until smooth.
5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
6. Pour Coca-Cola frosting over hot cake. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Coca-Cola Frosting
(makes about 2 cups)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium saucepan, bring butter, Coca-Cola, and cocoa to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, and gradually add powdered sugar, whisking until smooth. Stir in pecans.

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - April 7, 2011 - 10:33 am

    I want to make this with Dr. Pepper. The real Dr. Pepper, with real sugar. I think it would be to die for.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - April 7, 2011 - 11:54 am

    It’s a shame that soda isn’t made with real sugar. HFCS is taking over the planet!ReplyCancel

  • Christi @ Love From The Oven - April 11, 2011 - 9:32 pm

    Just discovered your blog – it’s amazing! Your photos are beautiful! Can’t wait to explore all your recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Sienna - April 18, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    I got this recipe out of a magazine a couple years ago. It’s the BEST CAKE IN THE WORLD! Eat it with a glass of milk beside you and you’ll swear you’ve died and went to heaven.ReplyCancel

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  • TDarnold - December 25, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    I made this with Dr.Pepper!Only because I had no coke but had some Dr.Pepper! It was soooooo good!!! Piece of Heaven!ReplyCancel

  • catia - October 22, 2015 - 1:03 pm

    this is better than using for cleaning the toilet!!! so moist and tasty. instead of frosting i made it more like a sauce… sucess. will defo do it again whenever i hv left over coke tyReplyCancel

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