Coca Cola Cake

I've almost forgotten about this yummy cake that I've baked one month ago. Anyway, the recipe is taken from Lisa Yockelson's Chocolate Chocolate.

Coca Cola Cake Recipe

½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
½ pound unsalted butter, cut into large chunks
1 cup Coca Cola
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups caster sugar
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

Garnish (optional):
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for sprinkling
Chopped pistachio

The Cake

1) Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Grease the inside of a 13 by 9 baking pan.
2) Whisk the buttermilk and baking soda together in a small bowl. In a few minutes, the buttermilk will swell.
3) Place the butter, Coca-Cola, and cocoa powder in a large saucepan, set over moderately high heat, and bring to boil.
4) In the meantime, sift the flour with the sugar and the salt into the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Pour the hot Coca-Cola mixture over and mix on moderately low speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 to 3 minutes.
5) Blend in the eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk-baking soda blend. Mix well to combine. The batter will be thin.
6) Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
7) Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until risen, set, and a toothpick inserted in the center withdraws clean. The baked cake will pull away slightly from the sides of the baking pan.
8) Let the baked cake stand in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.
9) **Frost the cake: Carefully place dollops of the frosting on top of the hot cake. Smooth over the frosting with a small offset palette knife or rubber spatula, taking care not to cut into or dislodge the top of the cake. The frosting will begin to melt down a bit as you spread it on the hot cake, but it will set as it cools.
10) Let the cake stand in the pan on a cooling rack for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely cool. The frosting should be set and softly firm.
11) Sprinkled the top of the cake slightly with cocoa powder and garnished with chopped pistachio.

Coca-Cola Frosting

3 ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted
Large pinch of salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to tepid
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled to tepid
1 ¼ tsp vanilla extract
6 tablespoons Coco-Cola, at room temperature

1) Combine the icing sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2) In a small bowl, whisk the butter and melted chocolate until smooth.
3) Blend in the vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate mixture over the icing sugar, add the Coca-Cola, and beat on a low speed for 1 ½ to 2 minutes, or until just combined and smooth, using an electric hand mixer.
4) Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl frequently to keep the frosting even textured.
5) Use the frosting immediately, or press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto the surface. The prepared frosting can be made about 15 minutes before using. It will firm up as it stands.


Anonymous said…
I'll love to give this recipe a shot. Is it possible to share the recipe? TIA!
The Drool Team said…
Amazing pictures!! Chanced upon ur blog from Rasa malaysia's. Can't wait to try out those mouth-watering recipes.
Wow, wise man thinks alike and I am not the wise one. *wink*

I just bought two cans of coke wanting to attempt this but yet to find a good worthy one to try.

Going to post the recipe as yours is "proven" worthy to try. Thanks.
Piggy, you deserve a Rockin' Girl Blogger award.
Rasa Malaysia said…
Soooo beautiful and interesting...coca cola cake...that's the first I heard of. But I wanted to have a bite please. ;)
Piggy said…
Hi Anon,

could you pls send your email address to I'll send the recipe to you. :-)

Hi Drool team,

Thanks. You have an interesting blog too! :-)

Hi Edith,

This recipe is worth trying, the cake is soft and tasty.

Hi Bee Yinn,

Hee... come to SG, I'll bake one for u! ;-)
esthersu said…
Hi piggy,
Your blog is impressive.
Those receipe and pic look really good. was wondering if conduct any class or food tasting session... hahaha.. yum yum...
N.M. Lim said…
Dear Piggy,

Hi! I'm very interested to bake this cake. Do you mind to share the recipe? My email address is TIA.

Anonymous said…
Hi Piggy, i chanced upon ur blog today..tis cake looked nice & i would like to bake it..Would you share this recipe?
My email is:

Thnx in adv.

shirley said…
Hi piggy

If you don't mind I would appreciate very much if you could send the recipe to me. My email address is

Honestly I am very curious about the taste of the cake.

Anonymous said…
Hi piggy,

Very interesting cake, could you share the recipe? My email address is


Mar said…
Please recipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!, thanks.
Mool said…
Hi Piggy,

Can u email me the recipe at Thanks.
Anonymous said…
hi, i'm also interested in baking this cake! please send the recipe to

Anonymous said…
Hi Piggy,

Could you also share this recipe with me? Is it easy to make? Thank
kium said…

How does it taste like,can you describe it?