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Coca Cola Chocolate Cake | The Domestic Rebel


This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a marvel! Moist, fluffy, intensely chocolaty cake topped with a buttery, cola syrup poured frosting that's out of this world delicious. A total crowd-pleasing sheet-cake recipe that's so simple to make!

Supremely moist and rich, this Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a fun twist on a Texas sheet cake but made with 2 cans of Coke!

If I were stranded on a deserted island, I would need a Coke fountain machine.

Specifically, Coke Zero, although all Cokes are my favorite. I grew up in a Coca Cola household through and through, even though my Dad was a rebel and drank Diet Pepsi (nope).

Summertime was spent pool-side eating Popsicles and guzzling Coke in between diving competitions with my siblings. Clearly, my family was health-focused, giving children under the age of 13 multiple Cokes a day. Whatever, I turned out fine.

But only until recently did I realize there was such a thing called Coca Cola Cake. What in tarnation was this beautiful creation? A seemingly ordinary chocolate sheet cake with a twist: it’s made with 2 cans of good old-fashioned Coca Cola, and it’s seriously one of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten. Swearsies.

Could you make this with Pepsi, some of you ask. Sure, I suppose, if you hate alliterative titles and prefer the inferior cola of America. Heck, you could probably get away with using store-brand “cola” but it wouldn’t nearly have the same effect that Coke has. Just use the dang Coke and call it a day, okay?

You bake this puppy up just like a regular sheet cake – by boiling together the butter and cocoa… and Coca Cola. Pour it into your dry ingredients, add in a little buttermilk & some eggs, then bake it until it’s pretty and springy and perfect.

This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a marvel! Moist, fluffy, intensely chocolaty cake topped with a buttery, cola syrup poured frosting that's out of this world delicious. A total crowd-pleasing sheet-cake recipe that's so simple to make! While it finishes baking, though, you’ll start on the Cola Frosting, which, lemme just preface this by saying may be the best part of the cake. Just like a sheet cake frosting, it’s pourable, no-fuss and crackles at the slightest pressure of your fork cutting into it. If you’re a rebel, you can even add in chopped pecans!

Pour the frosting on and revel in its beauty. You’ve just made a Coca Cola Chocolate Cake! Congrats. Now eat!

This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a marvel! Moist, fluffy, intensely chocolaty cake topped with a buttery, cola syrup poured frosting that's out of this world delicious. A total crowd-pleasing sheet-cake recipe that's so simple to make! *adapted from Taste of Home

Coca Cola Chocolate Cake

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Serves: 15-18

 

This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a dream come true for any soda pop fan! Moist, fluffy chocolate cake with a pourable, delectable cola frosting.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 (12 oz) can Coke (do not use diet)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 (12 oz) can Coke (do not use diet)
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9×13″ rectangular baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add in the butter, cocoa powder, and can of Coke and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally until smooth. While Coke mixture melts, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl until combined. Pour the melted Coke mixture into the flour mixture and combine well.
  3. Add in the buttermilk and gently whisk in to combine. Crack in the eggs and stir in the vanilla, whisking until cohesive and smooth. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist, not wet, crumbs.
  4. During the last 15 minutes of the cake baking, make your frosting. In a small saucepan, boil the second can of Coke for 12-15 minutes or until reduced by half and thickened slightly. Whisk in the butter to melt.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Pour in the Coke/butter mixture and whisk until smooth. If adding chopped pecans, do so now. Pour the frosting over the still-hot cake and let set at room temperature for about an hour before cutting into squares.

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This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a marvel! Moist, fluffy, intensely chocolaty cake topped with a buttery, cola syrup poured frosting that's out of this world delicious. A total crowd-pleasing sheet-cake recipe that's so simple to make! So, I’ll say that this doesn’t have an overwhelming flavor of Coke, so if you had this in mind, let that expectation float away. It has an intense chocolate flavor with a subtle sweetness from that syrupy cola. I feel the cola flavor is more pronounced in the poured frosting than anything, but whatever you do, make this cake! It’s sure to please any cake/Coke/chocolate lover in your life.

This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is a marvel! Moist, fluffy, intensely chocolaty cake topped with a buttery, cola syrup poured frosting that's out of this world delicious. A total crowd-pleasing sheet-cake recipe that's so simple to make! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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