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slice of coca cola cake on white plate with glass of coke in background

Coca Cola Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Coca Cola Cake is a southern classic made with two cans of coca cola! It’s a rich, moist chocolate cake that’s full of flavor and wonderfully tender! If you’ve never tried it before, you really have to! You’ll be making it again and again!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 oz Coca Cola
  • 1 cup unsalted Challenge Butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 12 oz Coca Cola
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Challenge Butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.

  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine the cola, butter and cocoa powder. Heat over medium heat until it begins to boil, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the cola mixture to the flour mixture and whisk together just until combined.

  5. In a measuring cup, add the buttermilk, then add the eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk together, then add to the flour and cola mixture. Whisk until well combined and smooth.

  6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  7. While the cake is baking, prepare the icing. Add the coca cola to a saucepan and cook until reduced to 1/2 a cup.

  8. Stir in the butter and cocoa powder and continue stirring until the butter is melted.

  9. Remove the mixture from heat and add the powdered sugar. Whisk together until well combined and smooth.

  10. Pour icing over the hot cake and spread evenly. Do this quickly, since the icing sets quickly.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store cake well covered or in an air tight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 492
  • Sugar: 63 g
  • Sodium: 185.2 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.2 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.5 mg

Keywords: coca cola cake