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Cola Cake

Yup, another chocolate cake recipe, can there ever be too many....;-).
I got this recipe from my friend Linda, and it is a favorite cake of hers.
The marshmallows float to the top when the cake bakes. It is a sweet and moist cake and I found that since there is 2 cups sugar in the cake and the Cola is sweet that next time I would cut down on the sugar, but that is only a personal preference. This cake didn't last long and everyone enjoyed it.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup Cola
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk ( I used milk with a teaspoon of vinegar added)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar.
  2. In a saucepan combine the cocoa, Cola, butter, bring to a boil.
  3. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture
  5. Stir in the marshmallows
  6. Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/3 cup Cola
  • 1 box confectioner's sugar, (1 pound, or 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional, I did not use)
  1. In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Cola to a boil.
  2. Stir in the sugar and mix well.
  3. Stir in nuts, if using.
  4. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.
Cut into 16 squares.
Taste best cold from the fridge.


  1. I have been making this cake since I was 16 years old. That has been 34 years! It is my brother's favorite and I always have to make it when he comes home to visit. We like chopped walnuts in the icing.
    Have a Blessed Day,

  2. We make a pound cake 'round here using a citrus based soda that is bottled locally. It is a favorite at our house. I will have to try this as well.
    I love this blog! EVERY recipe I have tried has been a hit with the family!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I LOVE this cake at Cracker Barrel! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe :)

  4. I've never baked a cake with cola. I love chocolate cake with icing. Kathy (MGCC)

  5. you really can't have to many chocolate recipes :)

  6. I love this recipe but now I try to use less sugar...maybe if I could make it and eat just a little! heehehee! ♥

  7. I have seen this cake in a few older cookbooks and have not tried it...but I will be trying it soon... :)

  8. I forgot all about this cake. I used to make it as a teenager. Thanks so much for posting it.

  9. Another delicious way to have chocolate cake..hmmm, wonder what the cola does??

  10. That looks like a sweet treat, Charlotte!

  11. sounds good and that frosting sounds even better!!

  12. try it with "root beer" a nice change, for when someone drank the cola HEEE HEEEE


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