Coca Cola Cake - The Cake

A Southern cake that uses Coca Cola in the cake and frosting.  This is a favorite of my family's that I have been making for years.



  • 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt.  In a saucepan, bring the butter and Cola to a boil and then add to the dry ingredients and mix with a mixer until well incorporated.  Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and marshmallows and continue mixing until thoroughly mixed together.  This will be a very thin batter with the marshmallows floating on top.  Bake in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray in a preheated 350° oven for 45 -60 minutes until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 Tablespoons Coca Cola
  • 1 box or pound of confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped nuts, optional (I didn't use these)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Combine butter, cocoa and Cola in saucepan and bring to a boil.  Pour over the confectioner's sugar and mix well.  Add nuts and vanilla and continue mixing until blended together.  Spread over cake while hot.  Completely cool cake before serving.

Please note:  The Original World of Coca Cola was opened in 1991 near Underground Atlanta.  It was replaced and relocated in 2007 at the current location in Centennial Park.

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