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slice of coca-cola cake on a white plate with vanilla ice cream, a fork, and some chocolate chips with a white and blue dish towel and a coca-cola bottle cap in the background
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5 from 3 votes

Coca Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake is so moist and chocolatey! This easy Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe is so easy to make without a box mix and tastes even better than the famous Cracker Barrel dessert.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 479kcal


For the Coca Cola Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coca cola
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a small saucepan combine butter, coca cola, and oil. Bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Pour Coca Cola mixture into the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until combined.
  • Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Make the frosting immediately after removing the cake from the oven. Combine butter, cocoa powder and milk in a saucepan and heat up until just boiling. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth then spread over warm cake quickly. Let cake cool to room temperature.



Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.4mg