Delicious CocaCola Cake Recipe – Perfect for Sweet Lovers!

Are you tired of the same old chocolate cake recipe? Look no further, because I have a recipe that will surely become your new favorite – CocaCola Cake. This cake is moist, full of chocolatey goodness, and has a unique twist with the addition of cola.

I discovered this recipe while working at Costa Coffee, where we used the classic CocaCola in our desserts to create a distinct flavor. After a bit of experimenting in my own kitchen, I finally created a cake that was just as delicious as the ones from work.

This recipe style video stars host Allegra McEvedy from San Francisco’s F word Double cooked show as she guides you through the steps of creating this mouth-watering dessert in your own kitchen.

Whether it’s for a birthday or any special occasion, this CocaCola Cake will definitely impress your guests. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I promise you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Allegra's New Favorite.....CocaCola Cake
Allegra’s New Favorite…..CocaCola Cake

Listen up, all you chocolate cake connoisseurs out there. This recipe is one you won’t want to miss. This is not just any ordinary chocolate cake, no sir. This is a classic Coca-Cola Cake, made with a secret ingredient that will elevate your dessert game to new heights.

If you are a fan of moist chocolate cakes that deliver on flavor and texture, then you need to try this recipe out. The cake is incredibly rich and fudgy, with a deep cocoa flavor that’s complimented by the unmistakable taste of Coca-Cola.

But that’s not all. This recipe also calls for mini marshmallows and chopped pecans, which add another layer of sweetness and crunch that makes each bite an explosion of flavor in your mouth.

Let me tell you, nothing beats the nostalgic taste of classic Coca-Cola in a chocolate cake form. It brings back memories of hot summer days in San Francisco when we would take sips of ice-cold Coke and devour fudge cakes at the same time.

And what’s more, this recipe is versatile in its serving size – it can be made as a sheet cake perfect for birthday parties or divided into smaller portions for individual dessert servings. Trust me when I say it’ll be the star of the show at any occasion.

In short, if you love chocolate desserts and want to try something new and exciting, give our Coca-Cola Cake recipe a go. You won’t regret it – this cake will leave you wanting more every time!

Ingredient List

 A classic American dessert with a fizzy twist
A classic American dessert with a fizzy twist

Let me provide you with the ingredient list for Allegra’s New Favorite CocaCola Cake Recipe. This classic coca cola cake recipe is a moist chocolate cake made with 2 cups of cola, which imparts a unique flavor and adds to the richness of this cake. To make this lip-smacking cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1½ cups coca-cola (the classic one)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons coca-cola (the classic one)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Mini marshmallows and chopped pecans for topping

You can easily find these ingredients at your nearest grocery store. Double check your pantry to make sure you have all of them before starting to bake.

The Recipe How-To

 Dark, chocolatey goodness with a hint of cola
Dark, chocolatey goodness with a hint of cola

Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, let’s dive into the step-by-step guide of making this moist and delicious Coca Cola Cake Recipe. This recipe is in the style of a sheet cake, making it perfect for birthday parties, potlucks or any events that involve a crowd.

Preparing the Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Heat up 1 cup of unsalted butter and 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a small saucepan until the butter is melted.
  4. Pour the melted butter mixture over the flour mixture and whisk thoroughly.
  5. Add in 1 cup of Coca Cola, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to the batter.
  6. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated and there are no lumps left.

Baking your Celebrity Dessert

  1. Pour the batter into a well-greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top and continue baking for another 5 minutes or so, until they are slightly golden brown.
  4. Take it out and let it cool down to room temperature.

Chocolate Frosting Time

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 cup unsalted butter and add in 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder as well as 6 tablespoons of Coca Cola.
  2. Gradually add in about 3 cups of powdered sugar while whisking continuously to prevent lumps from forming, until you reach your desired frosting texture.
  3. Stir in some chopped pecans and pour all over the cooled cake.

There you have it! Your own chocolate rich, deliciously noted Coca Cola Cake Recipe! Trust me: your cake will be craving for just a little longer time!

Substitutions and Variations

 This cake is perfect for any occasion
This cake is perfect for any occasion

Looking to add a unique spin on this classic Coca Cola Cake recipe? Here are some simple yet delicious substitutions and variations you can make!

– Swap out the pecans: Not a fan of pecans? No problem. You can substitute them with chopped walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts.

– Try a different soda: While classic Coca Cola is the star of this cake, you can experiment with different flavors of soda for a fun twist. Try using Sprite, Dr. Pepper, or even root beer.

– Make it gluten-free: If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy this delicious cake. Simply swap out the traditional all-purpose flour for a gluten-free alternative like almond flour or rice flour.

– Add in some fruit: Want to make your cake even more indulgent? Consider adding in some fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries to the batter before baking.

– Make it a birthday cake: Turn this sheet cake into a festive birthday cake by layering it with frosting and decorating with colorful sprinkles.

Regardless of which substitution or variation you choose, the rich chocolate-coca flavor is sure to satisfy any dessert craving.

Serving and Pairing

 Enjoy a slice with a cold glass of Coke
Enjoy a slice with a cold glass of Coke

Once your Coca-Cola cake is baked to perfection, it’s time to serve it up in style. I suggest cutting the cake into generous portions and dusting with powdered sugar for a simple yet elegant finishing touch.

As for pairing, this delicious dessert pairs well with a variety of beverages, including a tall glass of cold milk, hot chocolate, or even coffee. If you want to take things up a notch, try serving your Coca-Cola cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a few toasted pecans for added crunch.

One thing to keep in mind when serving this cake is that it is incredibly rich and dense, so you may want to stick to small slices if you’re serving it after a heavy meal. Of course, if you’re celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, feel free to go all out and serve this cake as the star of the show.

No matter how you choose to serve this delicious Coca-Cola cake, one thing is certain: it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With its moist chocolatey crumb and unique cola flavor, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your dessert repertoire.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A recipe that'll keep you coming back for more
A recipe that’ll keep you coming back for more

So, you’ve made this delicious CocaCola cake but you’re wondering how to store it or maybe you want to make it in advance? Allow me to guide you with some tips and tricks that will help you through.

If you plan on storing the cake for a later time, let it cool completely after baking. Instead of frosting it, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing in a container. You can store CocaCola cake for up to 4 days at room temperature or a week if refrigerated.

Reheating is easy as well. If you’ve stored the cake in the refrigerator, just take it out at least 30 minutes before serving to let it reach room temperature.

However, if you prefer the cake warm, simply cut a slice and microwave on high for at least 15 seconds or so. The cake is sure to come out moist and chocolatey even after reheating.

Another great idea is to make cupcakes using the same recipe. Bake them ahead and frost them just before serving. With mini marshmallows and pecans as topping options, your cupcakes are sure to impress your guests.

Remember though, that this cake is so tasty, chances are good that it will be eaten within a day or two! So don’t worry too much about storing – just enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of sweet and tangy
The perfect balance of sweet and tangy

One of the best things about the Coca Cola Cake recipe is its versatility. However, there are a few tips and tricks that you can follow to ensure that your cake turns out perfectly every single time. Here are some tips that I recommend:

Firstly, use room temperature ingredients. Cold ingredients won’t blend as well and may cause your cake batter to separate. Room temperature ingredients incorporate into the batter more easily and ensure a smoother texture.

Secondly, don’t overmix the batter. Over-mixing can result in tough cake textures. Combine ingredients until they are just incorporated and stop there. Resist the urge to mix further just to be sure.

Next, use a 9×13 baking pan for best results. This will help your cake bake evenly and prevent burning on the sides or bottom.

Fourthly, keep an eye on the size of your marshmallows when adding them to the batter. Mini marshmallows work best in this recipe because they melt evenly into the batter, giving it that gooey, fudgy texture.

Fifthly, do not skip the frosting! The chocolate fudge frosting is an essential part of this recipe’s overall success. It adds an extra layer of richness and moisture to the cake.

Sixthly, let the cake cool completely before adding the frosting. If you frost while it’s still warm or hot, you may end up with a runny mess!

Seventhly, if you want to get creative with toppings, try sprinkling chopped pecans or cocoa powder on top of your frosted coca cola cake for added flavor and texture.

Lastly, make sure you store your cake properly in an airtight container in order to maintain its moisture for longer periods of time. The fridge is not recommended as it will dry out your cake.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to making a perfect Coca Cola Cake every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there is nothing quite like the classic taste of Coca-Cola in a moist and delicious cake recipe. With Allegra’s New Favorite Coca-Cola Cake Recipe, you can enjoy this beloved flavor in a whole new way. This cake is easy to make and perfect for special occasions or just as a sweet treat. I hope this recipe has inspired you to get baking, and don’t forget to share your results with us! Trust me, once you try this cake, it will quickly become an all-time favorite. So go ahead and indulge in the perfect combination of chocolate and cola with this Coca-Cola cake recipe.

Allegra's New Favorite.....CocaCola Cake

Allegra's New Favorite.....CocaCola Cake Recipe

This is ooey gooey yummy. This was the first from-scratch my 5 year old helped make, so of course it's her favorite. The icing is kinda like fudge and the cake is very tasty. A big winner with kids. Took it to a picnic and the kids all devoured it. I loved asking people to guess the secret ingredient too.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, Low Protein, Weeknight
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 682.6kcal



  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt into a large bowl.
  • Heat butter, Coke, and butter to boiling point.
  • Pour over flour mixture.
  • Stir in eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and marshmallows.
  • The marshmallows will float and batter will be lumpy.
  • Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • After cake has cooled, heat butter, coke and cocoa to boiling point.
  • Pour over sugar and mix well.
  • Add nuts and vanilla.
  • Pour over cooled cake.

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Serving: 142g | Calories: 682.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 99.8g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 30.9g | Saturated Fat: 15.5g | Cholesterol: 96.7mg | Sodium: 396.4mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 78.9g

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