Where There’s Coke, There’s Hospitality

Fresh Coca-Cola cake, complete with a sign.
This particular one stuck true to the “SWEET” stamp.

Photo courtesy Addison Bennett, © 2013 Addison Bennett

Fresh Coca-Cola cake, complete with a sign. This particular one stuck true to the “SWEET” stamp.

Addy Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

Coca-Cola cake carries the essence of all Southern cooking.  This mouthwateringly delicious dessert is sure to become a favorite, even with people who don’t like soda.




12 servings


Start to finish: 50 minutes




1 cup of Coca-Cola


½ cup of buttermilk


1 cup butter or margarine, softened


1 ¾ cups sugar


2 large eggs, lightly beaten


2 teaspoons vanilla extract


2 cups all-purpose flour


¼ cup cocoa


1 teaspoon baking soda


1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows


Coca-Cola Frosting


Garnish: ¾ cup chopped pecans, toasted


Combine Coca-Cola and buttermilk; set aside.  Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Gradually add sugar; beat until blended.  Add egg and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended.  Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda.  Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture; begin and end with flour mixture.  Beat at low speed until just blended.  Stir in marshmallows.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 9”x13” pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.  Pour Coca-Cola Frosting over warm cake; garnish, if desired.




Start to Finish: 10 minutes




½ cup butter or margarine


⅓ cup Coca-Cola


3 tablespoons cocoa


1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar


1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts.  Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla.

So there you have it. One perfectly moist, chocolate-y, and delightfully scrumptious Coca-Cola Cake. Go, now, and impress your family and friends. Bake it as many times as possible. And then eat it. It’s good for the soul.