Coca-Cola Chocolate Snacking Cake

We blog about this recipe here.

Coca-cola Chocolate Snacking Cake

Recipe is easily doubled – and then baked in a 9″x13″ pan. Pepsi can be substituted for the Coke. Recipe adapted from

  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Diamond kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 oz Coca Cola
  • 1/2 c butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c  buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8″x8″ baking pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a small saucepan, stir together the cola, butter and cocoa powder over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until moistened.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until blended. Add to the flour mixture, whisking constantly.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

The cake will keep well for 3-4 days, either at room temperature or refrigerated. It freezes beautifully.

We prefer the cake with just powdered sugar on top, but if you want a frosting – and want to use up the rest of the bottle of coke – here’s the one recommended

  • 6 oz Coca Cola
  • 1/4 c butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c powdered sugar, sifted

In a small saucepan, bring the coke to a boil over high heat and cook until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 c.  Stir in the butter and cocoa powder until the butter is melted, then remove from the heat. Add the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time, whisking until smooth. Pour immediately over the hot cake in an even layer. Allow the cake to cool to room temperature before serving.

Recipe brought to you by and Andy and Ann.

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