Recipe: Coca-Cola Cake

A few months ago a co-worker asked if I’d ever made a Coca-Cola cake. I was intrigued. I hadn’t ever even heard of Coca-Cola cake. He suggested that maybe I might like to try making one. (My co-workers are often suggesting I should try different recipes as they usually get the leftovers.) So, when I stumbled across this Coca-Cola cake recipe, I bookmarked it. I had actually looked at the Coke website for a recipe. Their recipes seemed too complicated for me. I’m a Betty Crocker NOT a Martha Stewart.

A few weeks ago, one of the women in my small group suggested that maybe I should make a cake for her birthday which was coming up soon. (Do you notice a theme here. People always suggesting things. Guess they know I love to cook.) I thought, “Hey! I should make that Coca-Cola Cake I found awhile back.” And, that’s just what I did.

It was a HUGE hit, both with the small group folks (Except for my one girlfriend who doesn’t like Coke. Who lives in the ATL and doesn’t like Coke?) and the co-workers.

I thought I’d share the recipe with you.


  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box (3-4 oz) INSTANT chocolate pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 10 oz Coca-Cola (NOT diet)

Whisk together the cake mix and pudding. Add eggs, oil and Coca-Cola and mix until combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and cook at 350 for 30 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes before flipping it onto a cookie sheet or platter.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla (recipe called for 1 1/2 – I always put more)
  • 1/8 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Beat butter on low speed with mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.

You can cut the cake in half and ice as a layered cake. (That’s what I did.) Or, you can just ice the cake.

It was REALLY good! So good that people who ate it at the office when I wasn’t there even emailed and called me to tell me how good it was. I’m thinking they want me to make that one again.

If you want to go a little crazy, the author of the original post even lists several other soda and cake mix combinations that might be yummy.

Do you use Coca-Cola (or any other sodas) in one of your recipes?

8 thoughts on “Recipe: Coca-Cola Cake

  1. Kathy Hill… The cake looks great but I really wanted to tell you that I just so enjoy reading your blog. I love how you write because I can really imagine all your CAPS/inflections and all. You’re awesome!

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  3. As one of those co-workers, I can vouch for the goodness of this cake as well as the other goodies Kathy brings in. I had this cake for breakfast, an appetizer before lunch, dessert after lunch and as a snack on the way home. It’s DELIGHTFUL.

    I hope you all have a Kathy in your office….but you can’t have our Kathy. πŸ™‚

  4. When I was a child, we had coca-cola cake but we also had a coca-cola salad. As I recall, it was almost a congealed salad with fruit and maybe some whipped cream in it. I’ll have to ask mama about it. It was very good. Seems like it also had nuts.

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