Cherry Coca-Cola Cake

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What is Coca Cola Cake?

Coca Cola Cake is exactly what it sounds like-- a cake made with soda pop! It's been around for quite awhile, but there are plenty of people who have never tasted it or heard of it before. I love unique cake recipes and yummy desserts and this sweet treat delivers. It has a very distinct flavor that screams old-fashioned and homemade. Coca cola cake is traditionally made with original Coke but use your favorite flavor. I'm a Cherry Coke kind of girl and it's usually what I have on hand when I get a hankering for baking and devouring this chocolate cake.

Making Cake with Soda
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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 12-15 slices (varies depending on cake pan size)

How to Make a Cake with Soda Pop

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What do you call Coke and similar beverages?

  • Pop
  • Soda
  • Soda Pop
  • Soft Drink
  • Coke
  • Other
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Ingredients for Cherry Coca Cola Cake

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup cherry coke
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
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Instructions for Making Cherry Soda Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In mixing bowl, sift together flour and sugar. Fold marshmallows in.
  3. In saucepan, mix: butter, oil, cocoa and Cherry Coke. Bring to boil and pour over dry ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to batter and mix well.
  5. Completely dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add to batter and mix well.
  6. Pour into well-greased cake pan and bake for 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and frost immediately. See below for frosting ingredients and steps.
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  • Never heard of Coca Cola Cake.
  • Heard of it but never had it.
  • Eaten Coca Cola Cake.
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Ingredients for Cherry Coke Frosting

  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons Cherry Coke
  • 16 ounces confectioner's sugar

Coca Cola Cake Frosting
Coca Cola Cake Frosting | Source

Instructions for Making Cherry Coke Frosting

  1. In saucepan, combine: butter, cocoa and Cherry Coke. Bring to boil.
  2. Pour over powdered sugar. Blend well.
  3. Add vanilla and mix again.
  4. Pour or spread over hot Coke cake.
  5. Slice and serve cake when cooled.

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Tips for Making a Great Cake

  • While I haven't used diet soda in this recipe before, other sites and message boards advise against it. Those who have tried it says it adversely affects the cake's flavor. if you make this cake with diet soda and it comes out great, let me know. I'd love to hear from you!
  • You'll notice my marshmallows didn't melt very much in step three. I tend to work a little slower when I'm photographing the food and steps. Your marshmallows may melt more than mine did. If not, you can see in the pictures that they melt just fine in the oven.
  • It's important to add the eggs after you have thoroughly combined your hot and dry ingredients. You don't want to accidentally cook your eggs from the heat.

Heather Says

This Coca Cola Cake recipe is one of my favorite cake recipes. If you're looking for cake ideas and not just another chocolate cake recipe-- you should give this one a try. I like to serve (and eat) a slice with a dusting of powdered sugar and a pretty maraschino cherry on top. This cake also tastes great with a tasty dollop of whipped cream or a frosty scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Linda Pogue 24 months ago from Missouri

I think I have had this a long time ago, but I didn't have the recipe. Now I do. Thanks!

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Heather Says 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona Author

@purl3agony-- I've heard of it! I have a good friend originally from SC. I drove through the Carolinas once but need to make it back for fun stuff and good food :)

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purl3agony 3 years ago from USA

Heather - the restaurant is called Jestine's Kitchen ( It's kind of a landmark in Charleston (though we didn't know it at the time). The place features traditional Southern recipes with a twist. You'd probably love it :)

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Heather Says 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona Author

@purl3agony-- That sounds great. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm curious-- did you get it at a mom and pop restaurant or a popular chain? You'll have to come back and let me know how it turns out :)

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purl3agony 3 years ago from USA

Hi Heather - I've had Coca Cola cake at a restaurant in Charleston, but have never had it using Cheery Coke. My husband's birthday is coming up and I think I will try this recipe for his cake! Thanks for sharing :)

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Heather Says 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona Author

@stricktlydating-- it's quite yummy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

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stricktlydating 3 years ago from Australia

Wow! How cool I love it just for it's name but it looks like it would be a yummy cake too!

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Heather Says 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona Author

@bestentryDSLR-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love new recipes for my husband and family also :)

@randomcreative-- Thanks for stopping by and the kind words, as always :)

@Jeannieinabottle-- Thanks for stopping by and all of the kind words :)

@DanaTeresa-- Thanks for reading and commenting :) The frosting is actually my favorite part. It tastes a bit like fudge. Good to hear from you :)

@shanmarie-- Haha, thanks! I'm glad you stopped by :)

@skye2day-- Your comment totally makes my day! I can't wait to hear how it went and I'd love to see some pictures! Looking forward to it :) Thanks for stopping by and the kind words :)

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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Heather, Sweet girl thank you for posting this lovely recipe. The pictures are divine. Yummy. This cake looks so moist. I am hosting my daughters birthday party tomorrow night. Guess what cake I am making? You got it girl, Coca Cola Cake! There was no mistake I was led to your page via featured hubs. I am sure it will be super delicious and a great topic! Voted and shared.

I book marked so I can return and post the great results. Love, Skye

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Oh, all I can say is mmmmm.

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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

THIS LOOKS SO YUMMY! I have seen cake made with soda, but never frosting. Chocolate and Cherries are such an awesome combination! Very nice job presenting too. Photos always help with recipes like this.

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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This sounds so delicious and I love the layout of your hub. You presented this in a way that makes the cake look so beautiful... great photos and lots of information. Voted up and useful!

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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It's fun how many different soda cake recipes are out there! I never would have thought to use cherry cola, but I'm sure that it works well. Thanks for the great recipe.

bestentryDSLR 3 years ago

This looks like an amazing recipe. I love having new recipes for my husband. Voted up!

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