If you love Coca-Cola, then this cake should be at the top of your must eat list! It’s perfect as an after-school treat or just because you’re craving it! The recipe below makes two cakes, which makes a great dessert to bring to a party or family gathering! The original recipe calls for 1 cup of Coca-Cola, which isn’t much. You can add more if you like, but the flavor will change dramatically!
How to bake the perfect coke cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan, or line it with parchment paper so that there’s enough hanging over the sides to act as handles for removing the cake from the pan later on.
- Mix together in a bowl, 1/4 cup of shortening, 1 3/4 cups of sugar, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until well combined.
- Stir in 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter instead of shortening) then pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or until done (a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean).
How to make a box cake better
If you’re not into baking, we recommend making this box cake. It’s easy, tastes great and can be made in just a few minutes! You’ll need: 1 box of devil’s food cake mix (or any flavor cake mix), 3 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons of coca cola. Mix all ingredients together. Pour batter into an 8×8 inch square pan that has been lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.
What makes it so good?
First, it’s worth noting that this cake recipe was discovered in a 1940s edition of Southern Living – which means it’s not just a good vintage cake, it’s an old school good vintage cake. Second, there are two key ingredients that set this vintage cake apart from all others: coca cola and cocoa powder. The combination of these ingredients results in a rich and moist cake with a decadent chocolate flavor. And what makes this old school cake recipe even better?