Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Soda Cake

Explore a classic Southern treat with our Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake recipe! Originating in the mid-20th century, this recipe infuses the popular soda into a rich chocolate cake, creating a moist texture and distinctive taste. This dessert stands out for its use of a familiar pantry staple in an unexpectedly delicious way, making it a perfect addition to any baker’s repertoire!


Old-Fashioned Coca Cola Soda Cake


For Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 6 tbsp Coca-Cola
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) and grease a 9"x13" baking pan
  • In a saucepan, combine the Coca-Cola, cocoa, and butter. Bring to a boil, then set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the boiled mixture, mixing well.
  • Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla, mixing until smooth
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan
  • Bake for about 30 minutes
  • For the frosting, combine butter, cocoa, Coca-Cola, and vanilla in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Then mix in a powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Pour the frosting over the warm cake

Enjoy our take on the Old-Fashioned Coca-Cola Cake—a timeless recipe that brings a unique twist to traditional chocolate cake. Ideal for any gathering, this cake is not just a dessert but a conversation piece, offering a hint of nostalgia alongside its distinctive flavor. Try baking this for your next occasion and enjoy a piece of culinary history that’s as enjoyable to talk about as it is to eat.