Chocolate cola cake

This delicious chocolate cola cake combines chocolate with coke to make a rich, dense cake. It takes 1hr to make this cake and can serve up to 6 people.

Sandwiched together with a light chocolate buttercream and topped with sweet, jellied cola bottles and peanut M&Ms, this cake will be a hit with all ages.

Swap the M&Ms for strawberries, Smarties or other jellied sweets – whatever are your favourites! You could also decorate with Nutella, melted chocolate or even whipping cream for a different twist on this bake.

Making a chocolate cake with cola gives the sponge has a fudgy, fizzy texture, similar to a brownie and would be perfect served with vanilla ice cream for dessert or on its own with a warm cuppa.

If your cake is not fully cooked by the set time and is still wobbly in the middle, cover with tin foil and bake for a further 5-10mins checking it occasionally.

This cake will keep up to 3 days in an airtight container or tin.


For the cake:

  • 125g butter
  • 240g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 480ml cola
  • 125g cocoa powder
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • ½tsp bicarbonate soda

For the chocolate buttercream:

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2-3tsp water

To decorate:

  • Cola bottles
  • Red M&Ms