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Coco Cola Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Coco Cola Cake

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"Fulfill your cola desires with this cake! This recipe use cola-flavored carbonated beverage and is really delicious."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 16x20-inch baking pan or casserole dish.
  2. Bring 1 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage to a boil in a saucepan; stir until smooth. Combine white sugar and flour in a bowl.
  3. Pour the hot butter mixture over the sugar and flour; stir until well blended. Mix buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract into the mixture; fold in 1 cup pecans. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 minutes.
  5. Melt 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 6 tablespoons cola-flavored carbonated beverage together in a saucepan over low heat until smooth; remove from heat. Pour confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Stir butter mixture into confectioners' sugar until frosting is smooth; fold in 1/2 cup pecans. Spread frosting over the warm cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2011

I love this cake but a couple of things........ I think the 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder in the middle of the ingredients list is intended to begin the frosting ingredients but is duplicative.......... I tried to make this a layer cake but it was too moist so next time I will use a 9x13 casserole dish........The frosting wasn't moist enough so I added an additional 6 teaspoons of cola. With these corrections or additions, I would rate this 5 stars. :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2014

This tastes exactly like Texas cake. I was hoping for something a little different with the cola but didn't get it with this recipe. I made it in a 9x13 as one of the reviews suggested and the frosting makes WAY too much for this size. I probably won't make it again.

Jan 07, 2010

I made this recipe years ago and lost my copy. Was happy to find it here. It is very simple to make and very good. Similar to Texas Cake.

Feb 05, 2012

My grandmother used to make this for me every birthday! This is the same recipe, except she would add 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows into the cake batter. Yummy! Also, I noticed there is a repeat of butter and cocoa powder in the icing on this recipe which is an error. . It only needs 1/2 butter and 3 TBS cocoa powder...

Feb 05, 2013

I used a 9x13 pan, cooked for exactly 35 minutes. We're loving it!

Aug 19, 2006

LOVE this recipe, it's moist and wonderful and a big crowd pleaser!

Jan 04, 2006

Very good. Didnt have enough butter to make the icing, so i sprinkled with cocoa and icing sugar.

Jun 22, 2013

Great recipe, I left the pecans out though, Im not a nut person!


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  • Calories
  • 1144 kcal
  • 57%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 141.6 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 64.7 g
  • 99%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 542 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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