Coca Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake recipe make moist coca cola chocolate cake. This recipe is so easy and so good! It’s made from scratch in just 30 minutes.

Slice of coca cola cake on a plateOne of my family’s favorite recipes is Texas sheet cake. This coca cola cake is pretty similar to that recipe with just a few key differences.

Chocolate icing pouring onto coca cola cakeThis cake bakes in a 9×13-inch pan instead of a jelly roll pan. Also, it uses Coca Cola in place of part of the buttermilk in a Texas sheet cake.

Nuts on coca cola cake frosting

Coca cola cake also uses mini marshmallows in the cake.

Slice of coca cola cake with a fork taking a bite

Tips and tricks to make Coca Cola cake:

  • This cake tastes better as it sits. The flavors aren’t really there straight out of the oven, but they come out more as the cake has a chance to rest. I’d suggest making the cake at least an hour or two before it will be served so that it can sit.
  • I’ve found that melting the marshmallows and stirring them into the batter helps them better incorporate into the batter.
  • Sifting the powdered sugar helps prevent lumpy frosting.

Tools used to make Coca Cola Cake Recipe:

Baking spray with flour: Greasing and flouring isn’t necessary with this recipe, but I use nonstick baking spray with flour almost every time I make a cake because it works so well.

Silicone Cookie Spatula: Not only is this spatula great for taking up cookies, but it’s also the perfect size for taking smaller pieces of cake or brownies out of the pan.

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Slice of coca cola cake on a plate
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Coca Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake recipe makes a moist chocolate cake with rich chocolate icing.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 318 kcal
Author i heart eating


Coca Cola Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cola soft drink
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coca Cola Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup cola soft drink
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter, cocoa powder, and cola in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts.
  3. Stir in marshmallow, and heat until mostly melted.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in flour, sugar, and baking soda.
  6. Add eggs, and stir until blended.
  7. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla.
  8. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Make the icing during the last 10 minutes of baking.
  11. To make the frosting, combine butter, cocoa, and cola in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts.
  12. Remove from heat, and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and pecans.
  13. Remove cake from oven, and carefully pour icing over warm cake.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

**Cake tastes best after sitting for at least an hour.

Nutrition Facts
Coca Cola Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 34g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Coca Cola Cake is an easy, moist chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate icing. Ready, from scratch, in just 30 minutes!

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  • Reply
    March 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Very moist cake. This was a hit with the whole family.

    • Reply
      March 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

      Glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment!

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