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Coke Cake

Updated on August 3, 2012
5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate Coke Cake

Coke Cake shoud not be confused with Pepsi cake -that is a different recipe and when I find it, I'll post it too. You don't have to use Coca Cola, you can substitute for your favorite soft drink but I reccommend trying it this way first. It's basically a fun variation on the old chocolate cake. Give it a try!

There is also a coca cola icing but the cake is already so full of sugar that we just top with normal choclate icing.

If you want to do the coca cola icing here it is:

1/2 c butter, 3 TBSP cocoa 9 TBSP coke, heat to boiling, pour over 1 box of sifted powdered sugar, a 1 cup of nuts and spread over cake while it is hot. (it's like a glaze).

1 box of sifted powdered sugar is likely smaller not than it was when my grandmother wrote out this recipe 40+ years ago- she didn't cut back on the sugar for anything and never measured. I don't reccommend using the icing...that's WAY to much sugar. No nutrition facts offered with this recipe. It's super delicious but if you're on a diet, I am SURE you need small pieces only.

Here is the cake recipe. Enjoy!!


  • 2 Cups all purpose flour, sifted after measure
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa, (sometimes I go with 5 T)
  • 1 cup coca cola (regular)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, see notes to substitute with regular milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. Mix flour, soda and sugar together
  2. Heat coke, butter and cocoa until boiling and pour it over the flour/sugar mixture
  3. Add the eggs and other ingredients and mix together until smooth. (except marshmallows) ** If you do not want to go buy buttermilk just for this, mix 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar into the 1/2 cup of milk and stir it before adding it to the cake mixture.
  4. Add Marshmallows and pour in cake pan 9x14 pan should cook in 25-30 minutes. This was my grandmother's recipe and there was NEVER any times on how long to cook- the toothpick test is always good but do it on the sides not the middle. The coke keeps the middle very moist.


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      Connie Klemme 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Sounds good, gotta try it!

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      Editorial Nation 5 years ago

      I love using coke in my recipes! its amazing how it makes things taste! This particular recipe is a favorite around herewith the kids of coarse! Have you every had beer can chicken? Well if you make beer can chicken with a can of coke or root beer is best it is amazing how it turns out! Thanks for the new recipe we love it!

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      Connie Klemme 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      well i have done at least twice, it still tastes good but better if you don't

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      Karre Schaefer 5 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Thanks momtech -- cause I would have done that. :-)

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      momtech 5 years ago

      One hint that i can't really describe but if you do the toothpick test in middle of the cake and it is not done then coke will run up that opening and spill on the top and kind of burn a crust on it. It doesn't ruin the cake but its better not to poke in the middle unless your really sure it is done. Hope that makes sense. Its a thing you understand well once you have made the mistake

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      Karre Schaefer 5 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Yummy! I can't wait to try this...Coke is my fav! Thanks so much. Kids will love it. Karre.