Fulfill your cola desires with this cake! This recipe use cola-flavored carbonated beverage and is really delicious.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 16x20-inch baking pan or casserole dish.

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  • Bring 1 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage to a boil in a saucepan; stir until smooth. Combine white sugar and flour in a bowl.

  • Pour the hot butter mixture over the sugar and flour; stir until well blended. Mix buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla extract into the mixture; fold in 1 cup pecans. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 minutes.

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, and 6 tablespoons cola-flavored carbonated beverage together in a saucepan over low heat until smooth; remove from heat. Pour confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Stir butter mixture into confectioners' sugar until frosting is smooth; fold in 1/2 cup pecans. Spread frosting over the warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

1144 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 141.6g 46% DV; fat 64.7g 100% DV; cholesterol 168.9mg 56% DV; sodium 541.7mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2011
I love this cake but a couple of things........ I think the 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder in the middle of the ingredients list is intended to begin the frosting ingredients but is duplicative.......... I tried to make this a layer cake but it was too moist so next time I will use a 9x13 casserole dish........The frosting wasn't moist enough so I added an additional 6 teaspoons of cola. With these corrections or additions I would rate this 5 stars.:-) Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2014
This tastes exactly like Texas cake. I was hoping for something a little different with the cola but didn't get it with this recipe. I made it in a 9x13 as one of the reviews suggested and the frosting makes WAY too much for this size. I probably won't make it again. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2011
I love this cake but a couple of things........ I think the 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder in the middle of the ingredients list is intended to begin the frosting ingredients but is duplicative.......... I tried to make this a layer cake but it was too moist so next time I will use a 9x13 casserole dish........The frosting wasn't moist enough so I added an additional 6 teaspoons of cola. With these corrections or additions I would rate this 5 stars.:-) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2010
I made this recipe years ago and lost my copy. Was happy to find it here. It is very simple to make and very good. Similar to Texas Cake. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
My grandmother used to make this for me every birthday! This is the same recipe except she would add 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows into the cake batter. Yummy! Also I noticed there is a repeat of butter and cocoa powder in the icing on this recipe which is an error.. It only needs 1/2 butter and 3 TBS cocoa powder... Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
I used a 9x13 pan cooked for exactly 35 minutes. We're loving it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2006
LOVE this recipe it's moist and wonderful and a big crowd pleaser! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2006
Very good. Didnt have enough butter to make the icing so i sprinkled with cocoa and icing sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2013
Great recipe I left the pecans out though Im not a nut person! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2013
This cake was okay. Not the best Ive had. The icing was great. I reduced the butter and the sugar. That is the only change I made. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
This was really good and so easy! I made it in a 9x13 pan instead and left out the pecans. I think the frosting was thicker than it normally should be since I useed the 9x13 which was fine by all of us who consumed it! It was like fudge that hasn't set all the way... and the cake was so moist. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2014
This tastes exactly like Texas cake. I was hoping for something a little different with the cola but didn't get it with this recipe. I made it in a 9x13 as one of the reviews suggested and the frosting makes WAY too much for this size. I probably won't make it again. Read More
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