Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake has the flavors of a Hostess Cupcake (minus the cream filling) in this twist on a Texas sheet cake.
Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Coca-Cola Cake is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Valentine’s Day  Chocolate Week. I shared some cookies on Monday and will be sharing a chocolate pie tomorrow, so wanted to do some cake for today.

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Coca-Cola Cake

You might wonder what kind of flavor that Coca-Cola adds to a cake. And the truth is that it really isn’t that noticeable. The point of it is that it does add a  little bit of flavor and a whole lot of lift.

It is quite possibly the secret to an airier cake. Because this cake should not be as dense as a brownie.

The Coca-Cola cake is incredibly moist with a chocolate glaze that lightly hardens. The flavor reminds me of a Hostess cupcake except without the cream filling. You might think that a loss, but not if you add a scoop of ice cream.

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When I was young, my mother, who is from the South,  preferred making an oblong sheet cake. She loved yellow butter cakes, but chocolate was always my favorite.

They are so easy to make without the hassles involved with making a layer cake. So  if you are looking for a simple, but ultimately delicious dessert to make for your family’s casual supper or even a pot luck, this is it.

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Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake

Sue Lau
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12
Calories 592 kcal


  • 1 Oblong baking pan (9"x13")



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup powdered buttermilk or powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooled melted butter
  • 12 ounce bottle cane sugar Coca-Cola
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar


  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch oblong baking pan with Baker's release spray (or grease and flour) and set aside.
  • Mix ingredients for cake into a smooth batter and pour batter into cake pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until done in the center.
  • Let cake begin to cool in the pan while you make the glaze.
  • Heat the butter, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, cocoa, and vanilla in a saucepan, whisking until butter melts and mixture is smooth.
  • Add chocolate into powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the glaze over the warm cake and spread with a spatula to smooth out.
  • Quickly sprinkle the mini chips on before the glaze begins to harden.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 402mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 3gSugar: 73gVitamin A: 594IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
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