Coca-Cola Cake

Yesterday I published The No Egg Chocolate Cake from the 1940’s, in response to Dollar Tree eliminating eggs from their store offerings. The 1960’s Coca-Cola Cake swings in a completely different direction from the 1940’s rationing of eggs, flour and sugar. The 1960’s was an era of extreme ingredients in comparison to twenty years prior. And this Coca-Cola Cake is a good example of that. This recipe will have you licking your fork AND plate, it’s that good!

The Coca-Cola Cake is Magical

You could also call this cake “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cake”. It has lots of butter, sugar, with the addition of magical marshmallows, and also has Coca-Cola in the cake batter AND frosting. This cake is so rich, you can eat a tiny slice and your chocolate cake needs will be fulfilled. Madly. Deeply. No mixer is required. Old School!

Coca-Cola Cake •  Tools You’ll Need:

  • Bowl and Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • 9X13 Cake Pan
  • Pam Spray
  • Saucepan or Microwave

Coca-Cola Cake Ingredients

Melt Together & Add to Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 Cup butter

Sift Together

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 3 T cocoa
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 Cups sugar


  • ½ Cup buttermilk (can add ½ t vinegar to milk)
  • 12 ounce can Coca-Cola
  • 2 eggs

Pour into a 9X13 cake pan. Bake @ 350˚ for 30-35 minutes.

Coca-Cola Cake Frosting

  • ½ Cup butter
  • 3 T cocoa
  • 6 T Coca-Cola
  • 3 ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup pecans, chopped

Melt butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Remove from heat and add sugar and pecans. Frost the warm cake.

Coca-Cola Cake Cooking Notes

• The pecans are optional. (They are kind of pricey, so it would bring the cost down if you omit them.) Or you may choose to less pecans or use walnuts, it really doesn’t affect the taste that much.

• You might think that there will be a weird taste from the Coca-Cola. There isn’t. In fact, the Coca-Cola adds height to the batter and a richness you do not expect. The Coca-Cola added to the frosting gives it a foaminess and depth that you don’t taste in a buttercream chocolate frosting. The 1960’s had it going on!

As mentioned before, this cake is rich! When you serve this, you may want to cut smaller servings, as it this cake will fill you up. After you have a taste of this cake, you will have dreams later that night about it!

Be Blessed!

Love to hear what you think!