Coca-Cola Cake

This recipe comes from my maternal grandmother, LaVerne Parker. It is really yummy and a family favorite.


  • 2  cups sugar
  • 2  cups (256 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1  cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup coca-cola


  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 cupcoca-cola
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  In a saucepan, bring the butter, cocoa, coke and buttermilk to a boil. Once it has come to a boil, mix into the dry ingredients.  Then mix in the eggs and vanilla. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for about 40 minutes. For the icing, bring the butter, cocoa and coke to a boil, then mix with the powdered sugar. Spread immediately over hot cake.

*If baking at altitude, add an extra 1/4 cup of flour and reduce the baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon.

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