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Coca Cola

Cola Cake

A sweet chocolate sheet cake with Coca Cola in it.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Author Cookie Madness


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks 8 ounces unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • 1 stick 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cola
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3 3/4 cups 1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F if using a metal pan, or 325 F if using glass.
  • Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan. If using a glass pan, only grease the bottom.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until creamy, then beat in the eggs, one by one.
  • Combine the cola and the buttermilk and add to the batter alternately with the flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in the marshmallows. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes at 350 if using a metal pan, and 45 minutes at 325 if using a glass pan. Use a toothpick test to see if it's done. It still looks a bit shiny when done, so you need to poke something into it and check for moist crumbs (as opposed to batter).
  • Let cake cool for 10 minutes, then start making the icing.
  • Put the butter, cocoa and cola in a large (I use a 3 quart) heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in sifted sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour hot frosting over cake. Allow the frosting to set and then serve from the pan with vanilla ice cream or let the cake cool completely and serve it the next day.


You can cover this and keep it in the refrigerator overnight or cover it tightly and freeze it.