There is no question that Coca-Cola Cake is simply one of the best sheet cake baking recipes on earth. The richly sweet syrup and magical bubbly brew of carbonated cola is the not-so-secret ingredient that gives this cake its moist and tender texture. This is the perfectly easy cake for any occasion, from birthdays to Christmas. This is a cake the whole family can agree on. 

This Story Originally Appeared On myrecipes.com
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Ingredients

Cake
Frosting

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine Coca-Cola and buttermilk; set aside.

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  • Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat until blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat at low speed until blended.

  • Combine flour, cocoa, and soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture; begin and end with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended.

  • Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. Pour Coca-Cola Frosting over warm cake; garnish, if desired.

  • To make the frosting: Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla.

  • Note: Don't make the frosting ahead—you need to pour it over the cake shortly after baking.