Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

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My Mom had a very specific request for her birthday. She wanted this cake and nothing else.

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Best decision she’s ever made.

This cake is very similar to a Texas Sheet cake and is apparently a Southern tradition. I had never heard of it before, but now I’m quite certain I will never forget it. It is THE most rich and decadent, fudgey and succulent dessert I’ve ever had. Make this for any occasion and wait for the compliments and recipe requests to pour in.

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Chocolate Coca Cola Cake


  • 1 cup Coca Cola 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp Coca Cola
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar


In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and Coca Cola. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it’s still warm. Enjoy! 

Note: Add walnuts/pecans to the icing like I did for an extra dimension of flavor!

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