Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This old-fashioned Coca-Cola cake recipe by Foods101withDeronda on YouTube is a southern dessert that’s made with an iconic soda. It’s a moist chocolate sheet cake that’s dense with a thin layer of chocolate glaze on top with pecans. This is like heaven in a bite that calls for a glass of milk on the side. It’s a classic southern cake that would be fun to make. The difference between this and the Texas sheet cake would be the addition of Coca-Cola. I’m not a big pecans fan, but I think having the extra crunch in this cake will be a good touch for texture. Also, you can substitute this Coca-Cola cake recipe with other soda options such as Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, or Diet Coke.




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 (12 oz.) can Coca-Cola
  • 1/2 cup pecans, optional


First, preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a small saucepan, add Coca Cola, butter, and cocoa over medium heat. Bring it to a boil while stirring occasionally. Add to the flour mixture until moist. Continue to watch Foods101withDeronda tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Next, after 15 minutes before the cake has finished baking, prepare the glaze and pour it over the warm cake. Cool for about 1 hour before serving.

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Serve this Coca-Cola chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream for a perfect rich dessert. This cake reminds me of Texas sheet cake and it looks super moist. I can’t wait to make this because I am a chocolate lover and want to see if the Coca-Cola adds any new flavors.

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