Coca Cola Cake

Here in the south, we refer to our soft drinks as “Coke” and it doesn’t matter what type of soft drink it is….Root Beer, Dr. Pepper,  Pepsi, or Coca Cola….it is all called Coke to us.  We wouldn’t think of referring to it as “Pop” or “Soda Pop” down here in the south!

Coca Cola Cake is a sheet cake made with the real thing….Coca Cola!  It is a southern favorite that dates back to the 1950’s and has often been a church pot luck favorite here in the south.  The chocolate cake itself is made with the iconic drink, cocoa, and includes marshmallows….what’s not to love?  The icing even includes Coke!


2 cups sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Coca-Cola

1 ½ cups small marshmallows

½ cups butter or margarine

½ cups vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ cups buttermilk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cups butter

3 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons Coca-Cola

1 box (16-ounces) confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl, sift the sugar and flour together and add your marshmallows and set aside.  In a saucepan, mix the butter, oil, cocoa and Coca-Cola. Bring mixture to a boil and pour over your dry ingredients.  Mix together and set aside.  In a separate bowl, stir baking soda into buttermilk and add your eggs and vanilla extract.  Combine this mixture with your other combined ingredients you just set aside and  pour into a well-greased 9- by-13-inch pan.  Bake cake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and frost immediately.

Coca-Cola Cake Frosting

To make frosting, combine the 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa and 6 tablespoons ofCoca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over confectioners’ sugar, blending well. Add vanilla extract and pecans. Spread over hot cake. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

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