Connie A Thompson

Sunday Dinner: Chocolate Coca Cola Cake


Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

We’re celebrating my daughter-in-law, Casey’s birthday this weekend. She and my son first met as kids at the skating rink. She broke his heart, and they lost touch. Years later, they ran into each other. He asked her out, and they’ve been together ever since.

As a mom, you worry about whom your son will marry. You only want the best for your child. My son married an exceptional young woman. They complement one another bringing out the best in each other.

Casey is truly a blessed addition to our family. She is an amazingly beautiful and talented woman. My son is a lucky man.

Casey loves chocolate. She requested a Chocolate Coca Cola Cake for her birthday. It is easy to make from scratch cake and your family will thank you once they taste it.

Chocolate Coca Cola Cake


  • 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

The marshmallows will rise to the top of the batter


  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa
  • 7 Tbs. Coca Cola
  • 1 box confectioner’s sugar (About 3 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) This is optional. No nuts for my family.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Mix the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Heat butter, cocoa, and the Coca Cola in a saucepan until it boils.
  • Pour hot mixture over the flour and sugar.  Mix well.
  • Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, vanilla and marshmallows and mix well.   The marshmallows will rise to the top and the batter will seem thin, but that’s ok. Pour into a 9″x13″ baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or just until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Make the icing as soon as the cake comes out of the oven.

  • Place the butter in a saucepan on medium heat with the cocoa powder and Coca Cola.  Heat until the butter is melted and it is all well blended.
  • Pour over the box of confectioner’s sugar and mix until it’s smooth. If you are adding nuts, stir them in.
  • Spread the icing over the cake while it is still warm.

2 Thoughts on “Sunday Dinner: Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

  1. Me too! And such nice words about your daughter-in-law.

  2. I love this cake! Wish I was there for the celebration! :)

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