How To Make A Coca-Cola Cake

This is a recipe for a coca-cola flavoured cake, but I feel I should begin with the disclaimer that it doesn’t retain the coke flavour once you’ve cooked it.  My friend did say it had the subtle hint of coke but I’m not sure you would know it was coke flavoured if your weren’t told that before hand. It does make for a very moist and yummy cake though!


For the cake.

  • 250g self-raising flourCoca-cola cake
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 250g butter
  • 250ml coke
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

For the topping.

  • 100g butter
  • 2tbsp coke
  • 2tbsp cocoa
  • 200g icing sugar
  • cola laces and cola bottle sweets

Lots of ingredients but none of them that wild so if you do a lot of baking you’ll probably have these things already and the key ingredient, coke, is pretty cheap.  The method is pretty simple though.

Coca-Cola Cake
It looked really gross at many stages in the production process!
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius/gas mark 4.  Grease cake tin with a spring bottom (they’re the ones with a separate bottom and are very helpful, allowing you to slide the cake out rather than trying to dig it out of the tin).  I also recommend flour the tin after greasing it with butter.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, and bicarb in a bowl.  I kinda forgot to add the sugar to mine here, but I remembered after I had put it in the oven and added it at the last second!
  3. Melt the butter and cola in a pan then mix with the dry ingredients.
  4. Beat the eggs and add to the mixture, along with the milk and vanilla.
  5. Mix together and pour into the cake tin- the mixture is very runny!  I stood my cake tin on a baking tray in case of spills.
  6. Bake for 40mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.  Then leave in the tin to cool for 15mins.
  7. Make the topping.  Melt the butter, coke, and cocoa together.  Then add the icing sugar and mix.  Remove the cake from the tin and pour over the topping.
  8. Add the cola sweets and laces as decoration.