August 13, 2015

Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

I have seen this recipe around for years, but I have never made it nor have I ever eaten it.  This chocolate cake recipe is basically the same as the Chocolate Sheet Cake a/k/a as Texas Sheet Cake, which is my favorite chocolate cake.  The only appreciable difference is one cup of Coke instead of one cup of water.

I needed to run to the grocery store today for hamburger buns for supper, and I picked up a few ingredients I needed for this cake.  I was almost totally out of all-purpose flour (gasp), and I needed buttermilk.

I used a "boiled chocolate icing recipe" that I use on my Chocolate Sheet Cake and did not use Coke in the icing.  I thought Coke in the cake was enough extra sweetness.  Besides,  I love, love this icing.  It is the most decadent chocolate icing.

If you like chocolate cake, you're sure to like this cake.  It is pretty delicious.

Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 sticks of butter
5 tablespoons of cocoa
1 cup of Coca-Cola
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with cooking spray 

In a large mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, sugar and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt two sticks of butter, one cup of Coca-Cola, 5 tablespoons of cocoa.
Pour over dry ingredients and whisk together.  In a measuring cup, measure 1/3 cup of buttermilk, add in two eggs, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla.  Beat together with a fork.  Pour into mixing bowl with batter and stir until well incorporated.

Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

For Icing

1 stick of butter
1/3 cup milk (plus two tablespoons)
5 tablespoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Melt butter, milk, and cocoa over low heat.  Stir in one teaspoon of vanilla.  Pour over 1 box
of powdered sugar.  (I added a couple more tablespoons of milk to this recipe to make the icing a little thinner and glossier.)

Immediately spread icing over cooled cake.

Serve to family and friends!!!



  1. Your photos look so decadent! I've had this cake before, but can't remember if I've ever made one for myself. It's about time, don't you think? Pinning this to my Southern Recipes and Food board!

  2. Thank you! I may finally be getting the hang of food photography. It takes lots of practice! You should make this cake. It's easy to make. I took it to my son's this weekend. Like me, he loves chocolate!!