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Coca Cola Cake

Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 people
Calories 459 kcal


  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs large, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp Coca Cola
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 1 lb confectioners sugar


For the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a pan on the stove top mix together Coca Cola, butter, oil and the cocoa powder and hear over medium heat until it boils then turn off the heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.
  • To your stand up mixer bowl add sugar, flour and salt and mix on low. Slowly pour in hot cocoa mixture and mix on medium speed then add in eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  • Spray a 9x13 sheet cake pan with non-stick baking spray.¬†¬†Pour the cake batter into the pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out cleans or with just a few crumbs on it.

For the Frosting

  • When the cake is almost done add the butter, cocoa powder, milk, Coca Cola, Vanilla extract and confectioners sugar into a pot over medium high heat and whisk together until boiling and well mixed.
  • When the cake is done pour the frosting over it right away and spread evenly then let cool before serving.


I honestly enjoyed this cake best on it's own but my kids absolutely loved it still slightly warm served with Vanilla ice cream!
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