Chocolate Cola Cake

Posted: December 14

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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The perfect chocolate cake might just be the Chocolate Cola Cake. The two secret ingredients—pudding mix and cola—tells the story of how this cake can taste so decadent and rich. The cola accents the chocolate, elevating the chocolate’s natural floral flavors and adding new depths. The pudding mix adds extra creaminess to the cake itself, which makes the fudgy frosting even more delectable. Chocolate Cola Cake will be your new go-to for parties and special occasions and will have guests asking, “How did you make this!?”


For the cake: • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix • 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix • 4 eggs • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 1 3/4 cups cola drink, divided For the icing: • 1/2 cup butter • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Prepare a 9x13-inch baking pan with grease or nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3

Beat the package of devil’s food cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, eggs, and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until completely blended.

Step 4

Increase the speed of the electric mixer to medium while gradually adding 1 1/4 cups of the cola.

Step 5

Beat for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

Step 7

Bake the dish until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Step 8

Pull the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.

Step 9

Melt together the butter, remaining 1/2 cup of the cola, and the cocoa powder in a large pan over medium heat while stirring constantly. Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.

Step 10

Turn off the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.

Step 11

Spread the warm frosting all over the cake.

Step 12

Let it cool completely on the wire rack.

Step 13

Slice the cake into 12 pieces and serve.

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