February 2010


Sugar Shock: Coca-Cola Cake

All Germans who ate my Coca-Cola Cake agreed: it’s very very sweet. And very American.

Coca-Cola Cake

Preheat oven to 350F/175C (while heating toast 1 cup (0.24l) chopped pecans in oven for Coca-Cola Icing, see below)

Combine: 1 cup (225g) butter, 2 cups (220g) flour, 3/4ths cup (170g) sugar, 3 TBS Cocoa, 1 TSP Buttermilk, 1 TSP baking soda, and 2 eggs.  Mix.

Then add 1 cup (0.24l) Coca-Cola. Mix

Fold in 1.5 cups (0.35l) mini-marshmallows.

Bake in 9×13 baking pan until tooth pick comes out clean–approximately 40-45 minutes.  (I did two 8″ round pans, which worked fine and took less time.)

Coca-Cola Icing

Combine 0.5 cup (112g) butter with 3 TBS cocoa, 1/3 cup (0.08l) Coke, and 4 cups (I used 500g) confectioner’s sugar.  Once smooth, add toasted pecans.

Frost cake while cool, but before it gets too cold.


I found the Coca-Cola Cake with Coca-Cola Icing in the guide to Key Ingredients: America by Food. It was contributed by Lynabel Crowne of LaFayette, Georgia, who has been using the recipe for more than 25 years.

5 comments to Sugar Shock: Coca-Cola Cake

  • Prashanth

    It tasted quite good. Just the amount of sugar I needed this winter…

  • Pseudo Wife

    I think I am getting a cavity just thinking about your Coca Cola Cake 🙂

  • I sent this to my boss in the US, who used to work for Coke. She’s quite enamoured with the recipe and told me that there’s even a Coke Cookbook! I’ll have to get a copy of that… It must be the most bizarre cookbook on the planet! 🙂

  • Prashanth – Glad to know I was of service!

    PseudoWife – you should be making this for your office. I bet it would be a hit!

    Emily – I’m familiar enough with southern cooking to not be all that surprised that there’s a Coke Cookbook–even as the notion of an entire cookbook filled with recipes incorporating Coca-Cola repulses me.

  • mateo

    I have a Twinkie cookbook, which has a lot of great recipes, even though it seems like an odd concept. Coke seems like an odd choice to have a cookbook, but maybe after I saw the recipes, I might think different.