Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Coca-Cola Cake

Coca Cola Cake - Could my Waistline GET any wider...why yes, yes it can!

Cream Puff’s In Venice had a great post back in early February. It was titled Wrap Me in Cake and upon reading it, I knew I must have the book Cake Keeper Cakes: 101 Recipes

But I am a thrifty soul. The family calls it being cheap…PAtato Potato…whatever….I save money when I can :-)
I had the book inter-library loaned to me rather than purchase it. I do this quite a bit as you are then able to evaluate a book before making a purchase. Anyway…….. When I arrived at the library to check the book out, I was told the book had generated quite a bit of interest when it arrived. Several of the librarians are bakers and all of the librarians like cake – so this book was thumbed through quite a bit prior to my taking it home.

There are several cakes that caught my eye but one in particular, the Coca Cola Cake, has been my son’s favorite for quite awhile. I present, a moist cake and easy cake (whoa…that sounds risqué!)…..the Coca-Cola Cake.

Grab the following ingredients:

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

¾ cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

½ cup vegetable oil

1 cup Coca-Cola

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional: Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan.

together the flour, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl,

Whisk together eggs, sour cream, oil, Coca-Cola and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.

With a wooden spoon, stir the coca-cola mixture into the flour mixture until just combined, Do not over mix.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes clean, about 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Set the pan on a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes, Run a knife around the perimeter of the pan to loosen it from the pan. Then release the sides. Use a spatula to slide the cake from the pan bottom to a wire rack. Let cool completely. That is the hard part!

You may dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving – but I didn’t bother with the confectioners’ sugar.

This is a great tasting cake. It is so very moist and just sweet enough. Love it!

Thanks to Cream Puff’s in Venice for reviewing this book. I opted not to buy it….too dangerous to be in the house…but if you want a nice book about cakes – get this one. The Nutella cake sounds amazing.

Have a slice...you know you want it!


  1. I LOVE going to the library for cookbooks! It's like taking home cookbooks for free. There's not much better, is there? This sounds like a great book and your cake looks delicious. I bet your son was thrilled.

  2. Looks great. Heh, my girlfriend has been bugging me to make a Coca Cola cake for a while now. I might just have to steal this recipe and do it!

  3. My sister just made a cake with Diet Coke and then the icing with Peanut Butter and Fat Free Whip Cream...It looked just like this and it was only 100 calories a slice!!!

  4. last two books I bought I checked out of the library first... Last three I didn't bu.. same thing

  5. Your post immediately got my attention. I can't bake to save my life but, I have made Coca-Cola cake a few times. My kids absolutely love it ! It's pretty sugar dense :-
    This is a great cake for non-bakers like myself. Thanks for reminding me about this recipe.

    btw, it's warming up!

  6. The cake with coca-cola is very neat, looks so moist and delicious!

  7. I love to check cookbooks out from the library prior to buying too. :) The librarians always tease that the cost of borrowing those books is having to take treats in for them. It was cute the first time, but seriously, they say it EVERY TIME! Ha ha!

  8. Kim - It IS the cheaper way to look over a book before spending the hard earned dollars! Yes thanks, Tristan loved the cake.

    Bob - Do it! I hope you like it :-)

    Miranda - Peanut butter icing sounds great; thanks for the tip!

    Dave - What were your last few purchases? I keep bringing cook books home...and novels, and others...

    Velva - Yes, I couldn't believe how easy this cake was to toss together. Yea - it should be in the 70s this weekend. If only the rain would stop.

    5 Star Foodie - I wonder if ginger ale would be a good one? Soda in cake..Mmmmm

    Joie - The library is a trip I make every single Saturday. Hey, maybe you should make them horse radish cookies sometime, Then they would stop asking you to bring something!

  9. I LOVE Coca Cola Cake! Your son has good taste:) Yes, I would very much like a piece; please:)

    Thanks for sharing, Tina. Probably a wise decision to leave the book at the library. You can always borrow it when necessary...

  10. Oh my, now I've seen everything! Thanks for joining into the cake extravaganza. Cheers

  11. I never heard of Coca cola cake! But it looks so great and moist :x

  12. i bet that was lovely and moist x


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