The BEST Chocolate Cake, made with Coca-Cola


I posted my favorite cupcake recipe by Magnolia Bakery last time but it was a vanilla recipe and I wanted to post my favorite chocolate one and it happens to be for a cake. I was never a huge chocolate fan, I am more of a “fruity, sugar lover” but years ago my mom found this recipe and it soon became the most requested with the Hecht family: Coca-Cola’s Chocolate Cake. Do not let the name fool you, there is no “taste indication” of the soda pop when you eat this, it does add something magical to the cake though, making it moist and perfect. I have attempted to make it without the cola and it just is not the same. Side note: do not skimp on this and use diet soda, it needs real Coca-Cola. If I could chose a few words to describe this cake it would be “Chocolate, melt in your mouth”. It is VERY rich so make sure you share with the with friends and family and if you eat the WHOLE thing, don’t say I did not warn you, its addictive but the stomach ache after consuming more than 3 pieces in one sitting is not worth it. Also, this is supposed to be a ‘messy cake’. Even though I spent time as a baker and cake decorator this is still my favorite cake-taste wise, no need to be a perfectionist in presentation, do not let the look fool you, the taste is incredible! Please let me know if you make this and how it turns out! Enjoy,


Coca-Cola and buttermilk and mini- marshmallows.


  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa

  • 1 cup Coca-Cola

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • .

  • Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola

  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar, (1pound)

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. In a saucepan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture.

In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done.

Frosting: In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Stir in nuts. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.
Serves about 16.

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