Old Fashion Coke Cola Cake

Old Fashion Coke Cola Cake
Old Fashion Coke Cola Cake

Over the years my mother collected recipes.  I remember her cutting them out of local newspaper and her favorite magazine Better Homes and Garden.  Family shared and swapped recipes.  Don’t forget the church cookbooks where everyone from the surrounding area shared their family favorites.

When mom made her Coke Cola Cake it was usually for a holiday or feeding a crowd.  There was never any left over, which made me sad.

This is extremely rich, chocolate and moist.  I don’t make it often because of obvious reasons, when it does make an appearance everyone lines up quickly for a slice.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can 12 ounces cola
1 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 can 12 ounces cola
1/2 cup butter cubed
1/4 cup baking cocoa
4 cups confectioner sugar sifted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13×9 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl whisk  flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  In a small saucepan combine cola, butter and cocoa.  Bring to a boil.  Stir occasionally.  Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.  Add egg mixture to flour and whisk together.  Pour into greased baking pan.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Around 15 minutes before the cake is done, prepare the glaze.

In a small saucepan bring cola to a boil.  Cook until cola is reduced to 1/2 cup.

Stir in butter and cocoa until butter is melted.

Remove from heat and stir in confectioners sugar unto smooth.  Pour immediately over hot cake. ENJOY!

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59 thoughts on “Old Fashion Coke Cola Cake

  1. This recipe brings back memories of my grandma’s coke cola cake! Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I am going to try….. looks yummy!

  2. Oh yummy. I have a huge coke addiction. I do not know why. I totally will be trying this cake. I sure hope it tastes as good as it looks. <3
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

  3. Yummy! I’ve never had coca cola cake, but I have had a 7up cake and it is delicious. So I will definitely have to try this one as well.

  4. I’ve never baked with soda before, but I’m super intrigued by this recipe! I keep seeing people use soda in cakes!

  5. My aunt in Mexico used to do that too. I was privileged enough to inherit one of her many recipe books. Never heard of Coca Cola Cake, but I’m willing to give it a try. Where’s the fork? 🙂

  6. Oh Wow! I’ve never tried it before! But it looks good and fantastic! I would love to try it.

  7. What a fun and nostalgic treat! I would have made this with my sister when we were younger and had a blast in our kitchen. I will try to make this with my kids, too.

  8. I have heard of the Coca Cola cakes and I think I know a few people who have made them. As I recall they are really moist and delicious. I think my daughter would love this recipe.

  9. My Nana made this cake! I’ve never seen a recipe for it, though. I’ll have to make it for her and she what she thinks 🙂 Thanks!

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  11. I have heard of a Coca Cola cake, but have never come across a recipe. This seems pretty simple, so I would love to try the recipe. Especially considering I have most of the ingredients already.

  12. Coca Cola is such a cool ingredient for a cake! And I love how you remember the days of your mom cutting out recipes from the newspaper lol. I guess those days are over.

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