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Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

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Cake of the Month: Coca-Cola Cake.


For step-by-step directions, click here. 


For the Cake

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups white rice flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup regular Coca-Cola (if using a 12-ounce can, reserve remaining Coke for the icing)

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Icing

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

3 cocoa powder

6 tablespoons regular Coca-Cola

2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 cup chopped pecans*

*The orginal recipe calls for pecans. I am allergic to tree nuts and did not test the recipe with nuts.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x15-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine butter and oil. Heat over medium heat until butter melts.
  3. While butter melts, whisk together granulated sugar, white rice flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum in large bowl.
  4. Turn your attention back to the stove. Add cocoa powder to melted butter. Whisk to combine. Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Add Coca-cola; swirl pan to combine and remove pan from heat.
  6. In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Mixture might be lumpy.
  7. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients. Whisk. Batter will be thick.
  8. Add cooled butter/Coca-Cola mixture. Whisk until batter is smooth.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake until cake rises and springs back to the touch, about 25-30 minutes.
  11. During the last five minutes of baking, prepare icing, if making.
  12. In small saucepan, combine butter and cocoa powder. Heat over medium heat until butter melts and mixture beings to bubble. Add Coca-Cola. Bring to boil. Add confectioners' sugar and, if using, nuts. Stir until smooth. If cake is not done baking, reduce heat to low. Stir icing occasionally.
  13. Remove cake from oven. Pour warm icing evenly over cake.
  14. Cool cake; cut into slices and serve.

Makes one 9x13-inch cake

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