Fudgy Cola Cake




I don’t know how else to describe this cake, so I’m calling it “Fudgy Cola.”

If I had followed the original recipe I’d call it “Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake,” but I didn’t, so fudgy cola it is.



It reminds me of the slab of cake the school lunch lady would slap on your tray at lunch time.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you’ve never had to eat warmed over casserole on a plastic tray with a cardboard carton of white milk.  Regardless, the silver lining was always the slab of fudgy cake…



It was Scrumptious! 🤤

Scrumdiddlyumptious that is!!




Here are the ingredients for the cake 🙂



The recipe calls for buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk you can either make your own, or get away with using plain milk.

To make 1/2 cup of Buttermilk:  Pour 1/2 tablespoon of Vinegar into a measuring cup and fill the remainder with milk to the 1/2 cup line.  It should look curdled so don’t let that worry you.  Let it sit for 5 minutes then mix it up and done!





The recipe comes together in Four stages.

  1. Dissolve some ingredients on the stovetop.




2. Sift some ingredients into a large bowl.



3.  Mix together the ingredients we just discussed.



4.  Whisk in the remaining ingredients.



It’s that simple.



Make sure you grease your pan.  I use Baker’s Joy because it already has flour in it and I’m lazy 😀




According to the recipe, you should bake for 20-25 minutes.  Mine took 27 minutes.



Here are the ingredients for the frosting.

More butter!?!

You don’t say…



Similar to the cake recipe, dissolve most of the ingredients on the stovetop to start the frosting…



And then whisk in the powdered sugar.



Now drizzle it over the cake.

IT SMELLED SO GOOD.  Belle said it smelled like hot chocolate, and essentially it IS hot chocolate soo.. right on, Belle. 🙂



We “MIGHT” have had this for breakfast the next day….



”If it’s not chocolate, it’s not breakfast.” – Laini Taylor




Fudgy Cola Cake:

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Oil, such as Canola
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
  • 2 1/3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 6 tablespoons Heavy Cream or Whole Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Dr. Pepper
  • 3 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar

For the cake:  Preheat oven to 350º F.  In a saucepan mix soda, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a low boil.  In a large bowl combine sugar, flour and salt.  Pour the soda mixture over the flour mixture and beat well.  Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla and almond extracts and beat well.  Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13×9 inch baking pan and bake for 22-27 minutes.

For the frosting:  In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, cream and salt.  Heat until the butter melts.  Beat in remaining ingredients and spread on cake while it’s still warm.  Garnish the cake with 1 or 2 maraschino cherries per slice.  Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe adapted from:

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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