Coca-Cola® Cake

By | August 29, 2023

Whether you are tailgating on campus or enjoying the game at home, Rebecca Lang has a winning dessert for ALL—Coca-Cola® Cake!

Coca-Cola® Cake

Makes: 12 servings


  • 1 cup Coca-Cola® soft drink
  • ½ cup whole buttermilk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • ¾ cup chopped toasted pecans for garnish

Coca-Cola® Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup Coca-Cola® soft drink
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar (3½ cups)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Combine the Coca-Cola® and buttermilk; set aside.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer at low speed until creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat at low speed until blended.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the cola mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended.
  4. Stir in the marshmallows. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. The marshmallows will have risen to the top of the cake. Remove from the oven; cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Pour the Coca-Cola® Frosting over the warm cake while still in the pan; garnish, if desired.

Coca-Cola® Frosting

  1. Combine the butter and Coca-Cola® in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butter melts. Remove from the heat; whisk in the cocoa, sugar, and vanilla. Pour warm icing over the cake. Makes 2¼ cups.

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