15 Coca-Cola Cake Recipes You Need To Try

If you love to bake or just love all things cake, you will probably have heard of the ‘Coca-Cola’ cake. Perhaps you have decided to take the art of baking and would like to try something new, or maybe coca-cola cake is a tried and true favorite. Regardless of why you are here, it is clear you love cake. 

If you would like to learn about some of the best coca-cola recipes out there, look no further. In this article, we will be looking at 15 of the best coca-cola cake recipes you just have to try. 

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake by BBC

This chocolate coca-cola cake recipe is truly delicious, the cola added allows this cake to be incredibly moist and moreish. The preparation time for BBC’s Chocolate and cola recipe is just about 30 minutes, and it should take between 30 minutes and an hour to make.

This cake should make enough for 12 slices. But, what do you need to make this cake? The main ingredients you will require are as follows: 

  • Self Raising Flour 
  • Golden Caster Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Butter
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract

In addition to giving you the ingredients and the quantities, this recipe also shows you the method, shows you how to serve, and a topping you can make for this delectable chocolate coca-cola cake treat.

If you would like to learn more about the method and instructions for this recipe, check out the BBC’s Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake recipe.

Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake by The Country Cook’s

Are you a fan of fudge and coca-cola? This is a great cake if you love both and want a cake that perfectly blends these two treats together to create a delicious cake. What sets this recipe apart is how easy it is, and delicious it is.

The coke adds that special ‘something that just makes you want more. The ingredients for this recipe are as follows:

  • Boxed Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Coca-Cola
  • Salter Butter
  • Unsweetened Cocoa
  • Heavy Cream or Milk
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chopped Nuts – An Optional Crunchy Treat

As a side note, if you want to use milk in place of heavy cream you will need to start with less and this can affect your consistency.

If you would like to learn more about this cake recipe in detail, check out ‘The Country Cooks’ recipe for this divine cake. 

Coca-Cola Cake by Life, Love, and Sugar

This particular recipe is a classic which uses coca-cola to create a rich, moist, and flavorful cake you simply cannot get enough of. Life, Love, and Sugar’s version of this cake is simple to make and highlights the fact that the ingredients are all probably available to you already.

The simple ingredients mean that you can easily make this cake with no problematic hunts for obscure ingredients. This recipe calls for the following ingredients: 

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Coca-Cola
  • Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar

This recipe is very simple to make, you will not regret baking this treat for yourself or your friends. The rich taste and moistness of this cake are what really set it apart from others. If you would like to learn more about how to make Life, Love, and Sugar’s Coca-Cola Cake, check out their recipe and get baking. 

Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake by In Fine Taste

This fudgy, rich, and delectable southern chocolate coca-cola is reminiscent of Texas Sheet Cakes. This particular recipe uses coca-cola in the cake batter as well as the frosting, but it somehow does not have a strong cola flavor. 

However, the mixing of the coca-cola in the chocolate helps to give this cake an extra rich flavor that has you going back for seconds. The ingredients you will require for this coca-cola cake are as follows: 

  • Granulated  Sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Coca-Cola
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Butter
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Buttermilk

If you would like to substitute your buttermilk for something else, you can easily use milk, or yogurt with water. A tip to keep in mind if you want to use milk in place of the buttermilk is to add lemon juice.

This is because the reaction between the milk and lemon juice really helps with creating a chemical reaction that will help the cake rise beautifully.

If you would like to learn how to make this cake recipe, check out In Fine Taste’s Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake and bake one of these delightful cakes. 

Coca-Cola Cake by Plated Cravings

This fantastically old-fashioned chocolate cake is easy to make, some might say even easier than a boxed cake mix. Not only that, but the Coca-Cola Cake is absolutely divine, the rich chocolaty taste and moist texture just add to this delicious treat.

In addition to being one of the best cake-eating experiences you can have, the recipe is very simple, and the ingredients are not fancy. So, you probably have them lying around your pantry. The ingredients for this cake are as follows: 

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Coca-Cola
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract

If you would like your chocolate cocoa-cola cake to be extra moist, you will need to bring your cola, butter, and oil to the boil. This is followed by adding the dry ingredients and finally adding the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.

This method is sure to give your cake that wonderful texture that just melts in your mouth. If you would like to make this cake, check out Plated Craving’s recipe. 

Coca-Cola Cake by The Brown Eyed Baker

The fudgy texture and delicious sweet frosting are just a few things that make this kind of cake a delight to the senses. This cake is a specialty in the south and shares many similarities with the Texas Sheet Cake, the main difference is that this recipe has coca-cola in it. The ingredients for this particular recipe are as follows:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Buttermilk

Not only are the ingredients easy to get a hold of, but this cake can also be made using just one bowl, one saucepan, and a measuring cup.

The fact that the clean-up is minimal is a great selling point for anyone that loves baking, the clean-up is the worst part of the whole process after all.

If you would like to check out this chocolate coca-cola cake by the Brown Eyed Baker, feel free to have a look and create your own coca-cola cake. 

Coca-Cola Cake by Taste of Home

This recipe is great, not only because it details the ingredients with the quantities, the method, and nutritional facts. It also informs you about the potential of using diet coca-cola.

If you are trying to lose weight, this is a great option for you, and it is so easy to do. If you want to use diet coca-cola you need to watch out for artificial sweeteners, this is because the flavor could be compromised slightly if those sweeteners are in your coke.

Ingredients you can find in his coca-cola cake recipe are as follows: 

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Coca-Cola
  • Butter
  • Baking Cocoa Powder
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract

This is a fantastic recipe if you want to follow easy instructions as well as learn nuggets of wisdom and substitute certain ingredients you would rather not consume. If you would like to use this recipe, check out Taste of Home and get baking!

Grandma’s Coca-Cola Cake by Gonna Want Seconds 

This cake recipe is a traditional coca-cola cake recipe, the taste is deliciously fudgy and sweet. The perfect combination for a delectable cake treat.

This old-fashioned recipe is easy to make and a tried and true favorite of those who know about it. The ingredients for this recipe are as follows: 

  • Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract

But, what if you do not have buttermilk in your fridge? This recipe has you covered, in a situation like this all you need is a cup of milk, and vinegar or lemon juice. The ‘Gonna Want Seconds’ recipe is incredible in the way that it highlights easy hints and tips you can follow.

This makes it an excellent recipe to follow if you are new or unfamiliar with baking. If you would like to use this recipe, check out the Gonna Want Seconds Coca-Cola Cake Recipe. 

Coca-Cola Cake by Sugar Spun Run

This recipe is well-rounded; it explores the taste of a coca-cola cake as well as highlights important information about the method and ingredients.

The simplicity of this recipe makes it a great choice for anyone that wants to pick up baking, and the coca-cola cake is a great place to start. Not only is it easy to make, but the ingredients are unextraordinary.

Meaning, you will have an easy time gathering everything to create a perfectly delicious cake. The ingredients for this recipe are as follows: 

  • Coca-Cola
  • Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda and Powder
  • Sour Cream

What really sets this recipe apart from the other is the attention to detail, it answers questions you might have about using certain ingredients as well as offering ways to overcome difficulty.

A great example of this is the frequently asked questions section, which highlights questions such as using flavored coca-cola or adding nuts to your dessert.

Overall this is a fantastic recipe, if you would like to make this cake and follow Sugar Spun Run’s Coca-Cola Cake recipe.

Coca-Cola Cake by The Seasoned Mom

This delectable crowd-pleasing cake is a Southern classic and this recipe makes it extra easy to make. The Seasoned Mom does a great job of sharing information about this cake and why it is so delicious, but she also shares detailed lists of everything you will need to make this cake.

Including the time you should set aside for the prep, baking, and cooling time. She also gives an extremely simple recipe, the ingredients of which can be seen below: 

  • Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix (Plus Ingredients Detailed on the Box)
  • Coca-Cola

This is one of the most simplistic coca-cola recipes on this list, but the assurance of the quality really sells it. If you need a recipe that does not need a lot and is extremely simple to make, The Seasoned Mom’s recipe is a great choice for you.

Coca-Cola Cake by Joy of Baking 

Joy of Baking is situated in the state of Georgia, which is where the coca-cola cake originally came from. This cake is easy to make, and the recipe highlights just how easy it is by claiming that all you have to do is toss all ingredients in a bowl and mix. The ingredients are as follows:

  •  All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Large Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
  • Coca-Cola

This recipe includes instructions on how to make a chocolate frosting as well as instructing you how to toast pecan nuts which you can sprinkle on top if you wish. Overall, the Joy of Baking recipe is a detailed and simple recipe to follow.

Coca-Cola Cake by Averie Cooks 

This recipe highlights the author’s personal experience with baking this cake. This creates a sense of trust in the recipe, seeing that someone was successful is always a confidence booster. The coca-cola cake in this recipe is delectably moist and wonderfully sweet, altogether creating a divine.

Not only is this cake delicious, but it is also very easy to make, but the ingredients are also all basic. Everything you will need to make this cake is listed below: 

  • Granulated Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Coca-Cola
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Canola Oil
  • Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Confectioners Sugar

Not only does this recipe detail how to make the cake, but it also shows you how to make a great frosting that will suit the cake perfectly. One of the best features is the questions section, Averie Cooks’ website answers a variety of questions you might have about this cake.

She includes questions such as ‘What type of coke should I use?’ and several others which you might find useful if this is your first time making a coca-cola cake.

Cracker Barrel Coca-Cola Cake by Insanely Good

The cracker barrel coca-cola cake is creamy, rich, insanely fudgy, and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cola flavor in the cake enhances the rich chocolate flavor, making it all the more delicious.

The ingredients you need are easy to get a hold of, so much so that you are extremely likely to have most of them in your house. To make this cake, you will need the following ingredients: 

  • Coca-Cola
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salted Butter
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Extract

This recipe is detailed in explaining how to make this cake step by step, as well as giving you instructions on how to make a great frosting you can enjoy with this delicious cake.

Overall, this recipe is great and sure to guide you in making a perfectly delectable cocoa-cola cake.

Vegan Coca-Cola Cake by Go Dairy Free

If you are a vegan or lactose intolerant, there are even options for you. The ‘Go Dairy Free’ recipe might be a good fit for you. Your prep time for this cake should be around 30 minutes and your cake should cook for 25 minutes.

While your coca-cola cake bakes, you can make your own vegan frosting. Overall this recipe highlights all the information you will need to make a fantastic vegan cocoa-cola cake, below are the main ingredients you will need for this cake: 

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Natural Sugar, like Demerara
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Dairy-Free Buttery Spread or Sticks
  • Natural Cocoa Powder or Hershey’s Special Dark
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dairy-Free Milk, like soy
  • Flaxseed Meal 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pecan Nuts as Optional Garnish

As far as vegan options go for coca-cola cakes, this is a great choice. The author is passionate about making delicious cakes without using animal products and has come out with a series of fantastic options.

This vegan coca-cola cake recipe is well laid out and simple to make. Some ingredients could prove to be difficult to obtain, but as a whole, this recipe is detailed enough to guide you through the process.

Vegan Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake by Hot Cooking

This recipe is great in the fact that it is reflective, it identifies issues the baker had while making this cake and by extension, this teaches you what to watch out for.

The method and ingredient list are detailed enough to guide you through the entire process, making this a great recipe for any level of baker. If you would like to get an idea for some of the main ingredients you will need for this recipe, see the bullet points below: 

  • Self Raising Flour
  • Golden Castor Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Sunflower Margarine
  • Coca-Cola
  • Oat Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

This particular recipe is laid out really well, it highlights all the important things you will need to know such as the total time you need to spend, vegan ingredients you might need, and the author’s process through trial and error in creating the perfect vegan coca-cola recipe.

If you would like to create Hot Cooking’s Vegan Coca-Cola Recipe, feel free to visit their website and get baking!

Conclusion

That brings us to the end of this article on the best 15 coca-cola recipes out there that you need to try. Hopefully, you learned more about this divine cake and how easy it is to make. 

There are all kinds of recipes to suit every skill level or dietary need. From vegan-friendly recipes to boxed cake mix recipes, you will certainly always find something that you are able to do.

So get out there and make one of these cakes, you can bake your cake and eat it too after all.

Kathryn Sewell

Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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