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Coke Cake

I get a great response every time I serve this cake, and it seems like I'm forever sharing the recipe! Folks are always curious about the ingredients, and when I tell them the cake has cola in it, they are really surprised. The unusual combination of ingredients makes it moist and delicious. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons cola
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa and cola to a boil; stir into dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and marshmallows; mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • For icing, combine butter, cocoa and cola in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and mix well. Spread over hot cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 772 calories, 36g fat (18g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 109g carbohydrate (83g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • Ron
    Oct 29, 2020

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Jun 26, 2020

    At the request of friend asked to make this classic cake. This was a first for me. When it was tried her comment was “just like my mom made!” Can’t ask for a better compliment! I do recommend reading all directions first and having all ingredients ready before starting. It will be done before you know it! As a volunteer feild editor with Taste of Home magazine I love recipes that take the guesswork out - cake was perfect!

  • Sandy
    Feb 18, 2019

    Can I freeze this iced cake? Love it!

  • rena 55
    Jan 19, 2019

    Moist, tasty and easy...that's my kind of cake!

  • Djbyrd2
    Dec 13, 2017

    My husband doesn't care for chocalate cake but loved this, as did others. This cake is moist and really excellent flavor and texture.

  • LeslieH
    Aug 20, 2015

    Easy to make, tasty and different

  • Inthekitchn
    Jun 22, 2015

    Very Easy Recipe, with great flavor and moist. Next time I make, may add more marshmallows than what the recipe calls for.

  • Nanakdl
    Nov 21, 2013

    If your a chocolate lover just make it your tummy will thank you

  • craftycock
    Jul 27, 2013

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  • echoegistis
    Feb 7, 2013

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