What do time machines and Coca Cola Cakes have in common?

They both can take you back to the good old times. Speaking of time, did you know that the Coca Cola Cake originated in the 1950s?

You can find the earliest reference of it in a 1950s publication of the “Charleston Gazette,” where it won the second prize for “unusual” dishes. That’s pretty amazing, right?

Even the Coca Cola Company admits that out of all the food recipes that use their drink, the Coca Cola Cake Recipe is the most popular and widespread recipe of all. It’s easy to see why.

The recipe combines two of everyone’s most favorite things – chocolate and soda pop. Variations of the recipe also include other yummy things like marshmallows and pecan nuts. But the star of the cake is its rich chocolate flavor and moist, gooey texture.

It’s very common to see a Coca Cola Cake being made for family outings, reunions, and celebrations in the South. So, if you want to partake in this time-old tradition, make this tasty Coca Cola Recipe Paula Deen as soon as possible!

Preparation Tip to Keep in Mind

Even the best recipes can sometimes not turn out great. To make the perfect Coca Cola Cake on your first try, remember the following things.

Make sure you have all the ingredients that the recipe calls for in their required measurements.

Also, the secret to a perfect cake lies in following the steps of the recipe correctly. Be as precise as you possibly can while following the directions.

Finally, do not become distracted. Don’t involve yourself in any other activity, when you’re baking this cake to avoid any mistakes.

Now that we’ve discussed the essential preparation tips let’s move on to the recipe.

Ingredients That You’ll Need

To make things easier for you, we’ve divided the ingredients you’re going to need for this cake into two categories.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Coca Cola Cake:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup Coca Cola soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (whole)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Ingredients for the Coca Cola Cake Frosting:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar (you can use icing sugar as well)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • 1/2 cup Coca Cola

Start by Making the Coca Cola Frosting

You need to start off the recipe by making the Coca Cola Frosting.

Take a medium-sized saucepan and add cocoa powder, Coca Cola and butter. Whisk the ingredients together over medium heat and bring to a boil.

Next, remove the pan from the heat and gradually add powdered sugar to the mixture while whisking. Once all the powdered sugar has been added, mix in the chopped pecan nuts, and you’re done!

Directions to Prepare the Cake

Finally, it’s time to gather all your ingredients and start making your own delicious Coca Cola Cake.

Step One: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Do not forget to sift the flour and baking soda, to remove any lumps and particles.

Step Two: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then proceed to grease a 9×13″ pan with cooking spray or butter.

Step Three: Combine the cocoa powder, buttermilk, Coca Cola, and butter for the cake in a medium-sized saucepan. Whisk the mixture constantly, at medium heat, until it comes to a boil. Then remove the saucepan from the heat and add the sauce to the flour mixture. Whisk the ingredients together until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.

Step Four: Add eggs and vanilla extract to the cake batter and whisk until mixed well.

Step Five: Gently pour (or spoon) the cake batter in the 9×13 pan. Once you’ve poured all the batter into the pan, lightly tap the pan on your workspace to get rid of all the air bubbles.

Step Six: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Once the thirty minutes are up, check if the cake is cooked with a tester. If the tester doesn’t come up clean, then cook the cake for another 5 minutes.

Step Seven: Take the cake out of the oven once it’s done and pour the frosting over the cake. It needs to be done while the cake is warm from the oven so that the frosting coats the cake equally.

Step Eight: This is our favorite step. Allow the cake to cool for another 30 minutes. After that, serve the delicious cake and enjoy your little slice of heaven.

Welcome Additions

Though this recipe doesn’t call for it, you can add a cup of miniature marshmallows to the cake batter if you want the cake to be extra moist and soft.

Also, if for some reason you do not want to add pecans, you can try substituting them with chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.


If you’re looking for a delicious cake that suits any occasion, then you have to try the Chocolate Coca Cola Cake Recipe Paula Deen. Apart from being a Southern favorite, this delightful cake is famous all over America for its great taste.

You can quickly get all the ingredients from your nearest store if you don’t already have them at home and have the cake ready to eat in an hour and a half at the most.

The best part is once you’ve gotten the hang of the things, you can even try making the recipe with other exciting additions like cherries or coconut.

The next time you have a desire for something chocolatey and sweet, give this recipe a go. You might even thank us for giving it to you.


Peter's path through the culinary world has taken a number of unexpected turns. After starting out as a waiter at the age of 16, he was inspired to go to culinary school and learn the tricks of the trade. As he delved deeper, however, his career took a sudden turn when a family friend needed someone to help manage his business. Peter now scratches his culinary itch on the internet by blogging, sharing recipes, and socializing with food enthusiasts worldwide.

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