Coca Cola Bundt Cake #Bundtbakers

After a much needed break, I’ve returned with a Southern favorite: Coca Cola Bundt Cake.

You've had it as a sheet cake. Now try it as a Coca Cola Bundt Cake. It does not disppoint. |

Okay, I know what your thinking…

Coca Cola Bundt Cake is not really a thing, but I’m making it a thing for this month’s #Bundtbakers. The theme, as you may have guessed, is retro desserts. When pondering old-school desserts the first thing that came to mind, after Baked Alaska and Cherries Jubilee, was Coca Cola sheet cake.

You've had it as a sheet cake. Now try it as a Coca Cola Bundt Cake. It does not disppoint. |

Coca Cola sheet cake is a pretty popular dessert in the South. You may find it at a church social or Auntie Em’s house after Sunday’s dinner. I can see it now…cooling on Auntie Em’s kitchen counter, waiting to be devoured.

You've had it as a sheet cake. Now try it as a Coca Cola Bundt Cake; it does not disppoint. |

A recipe for this wondrous cake was first published in the Charleston Gazette back in 1952, but it was probably around way before then. I was intrigued by this recipe as I’ve never baked with soda before and Coke is my absolute favorite soda of all time (suck it, Pepsi!).

You've had it as a sheet cake. Now try it as a Coca Cola Bundt Cake; it does not disappoint. |

How would I describe this bundt? Very moist with a light cocoa flavor, which is well complimented by the coca cola glaze. You won’t need all of the glaze, but I’d suggest giving the bundt a double or triple coat (don’t be shy, now).

Coca Cola Bundt Cake

Thank goodness for Felice of All That’s Left Are The Crumbs. If it weren’t for her, I’m sure I never would have ventured into the land of retro desserts. Thanks for hosting, Felice, and for keeping bundt creativity alive!





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Recipe for Coca Cola Bundt Cake

Recipe for Coca Cola Bundt Cake adapted from We Follow Pics.

Recipe for Coca Cola Glaze adapted from Crazy for Crust

Coca Cola Bundt Cake
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Makes one 10 cup Coca Cola Bundt Cake
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Coca Cola Glaze
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup coca cola
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup roasted pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray bundt pan with baking spray or butter it and coat with flour.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a mixer bowl.
  4. In a small pan, place Coca Cola, oil, butter, cocoa powder and espresso powder (if using) and bring to a boil. Pour the cola mixture into the flour mixture and mix well.
  5. In a measuring cup, combine buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Stir into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes on the middle rack.
  8. When a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, the bundt is ready.
  9. Let bundt cool in pan for at least 30 minutes (it's a bit on the fragile side).
  10. Glaze and garnish with chopped pecans.
Coca Cola Glaze. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, coca cola, cocoa powder, salt and espresso powder, if using. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk vigorously until smooth and shiny. Glaze cooled bundt and garnish with chopped pecans.


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      Thanks, Stacy. I know, right! “Coke is it!” she screamed from the rooftops. The cola sheet cakes look so good. I’m looking forward to that experience, as well.

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      hahaha, I feel you Tux. we really lucked out with that one. went to an estate sale up in the valley and found some really great pieces for a steal. I can’t seem to style my bundts without it. thanks for the love!

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    Totally with you on the choice of Coke – I’d rather drink water than Pepsi. I’ve seen soda recipes before but I have not tried making one, and now I can;t wait to try making this one. And add me to the list of coveting your cake server as it is gorgeous.

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    I seriously can’t tell there was any Bundt-stickage underneath all that glaze. You did a great job at reassembly and the cake sounds absolutely delightful! I might have to go buy some Coke and give it a try!

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      Thanks, Wendy! I tried my best to hide my broken bundt. I was good and buttered the pan, coated it with flour, and another layer of cocoa powder yet I still had the Bundt-stickage. I really do believe I should’ve let the bundt cool longer. I won’t make that mistake again.

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    Definitely making this for my boyfriends birthday can’t go wrong he loves chocolate and he drinks way to much coke for his own good! Lol

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    Looks and sounds delicious! I’m going to try it this weekend. How do you handle this one with buttermilk since you are lactose intolerant? Making it to share with a friend and he is also.

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    Looks good! But seems like a lot of sugar. I know powdered sugar is icing sugar, but how much is a stick of butter? I only know cups and grams.

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