Coca Cola Cake

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar



Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once melted, pour in the 1 cup of Coca-Cola.


Whisk the cocoa powder into the pan. Wait for the mixture to start to boil before transferring. Once boiling, remove from heat and mix it together in a bowl with the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.


In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract. If you don’t have any buttermilk at home, here’s how to make buttermilk. Pour in the buttermilk mixture into the larger cake mixture.


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (F). Grease a 9×13″ pan by coating the pan with some butter. You can easily do this by unwrapping part of a stick and drawing on the pan with butter until it is coated. Pour in the whisked cake mixture into the bowl, then bake it for 40-45 minutes. To make sure the cake is done, use a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it’s good to go!


To make the frosting, cook the Coca-Cola in a pot for at least 10 to 12 minutes, or until the soda has reduced to half the size. Add in the butter and the cocoa powder, then whisk together. Once it starts boiling, add the sauce to a bowl with four cups of powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.


While the frosting is warm, pour it onto a cooled cake. If the cake isn’t fully cool, that is okay! You’re supposed to pour frosting onto a warm Coca-Cola cake. But for this recipe, I find waiting for the cake to slightly cool gives you the best result.

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