6.5 oz. Cokes

Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

6.5 oz. Cokes

The last of the 6 1/2 oz. Cokes. See Update**


This famous Coca-Cola Cake Recipe* is sure to please. Moist and rich, it’s perfect for the holidays or a special party.


Cola-Cake Recipe

What you will need for the cake:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups small marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola®
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What you will need for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, sift sugar and flour. Add marsh- mallows. In
saucepan, mix butter, oil, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Bring to a boil and pour over dry
ingredients; blend well. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk just before adding to
batter along with eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well. Pour into a well-greased 9-
by-13-inch pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and frost

To make frosting, combine butter, cocoa and Coca-Cola in a saucepan. Bring to a
boil and pour over confectioners’ sugar, blending well. Add vanilla extract and
pecans. Spread over hot cake. When cool, cut into squares and serve.

source: *The cake recipe was contributed by Lee Avery Catts to “AtlantaCooknotes”
published by The Junior League of Atlanta.

Happy baking and let us know how you like the recipe!



**Note: I have been holding on to these Coke bottles since the 1990’s thinking that these 6 1/2 oz. size Cokes had been discontinued around that time. I’ve recently learned that it wasn’t until October of 2012 that the last of the iconic green glass bottles rolled off of the bottling line in Winona, Minnesota. (Obviously, much later than I had thought.)

Originally, the bottles were meant to be returned for deposit and reused, but with aluminum and plastic containers, the cost of cleaning and reusing the glass bottles became prohibitive. Also, in my opinion, the 6 1/2 oz. Coke was too small; Americans wanted larger-sized portions of soft drinks to help fill out their expanding waistlines.

The good news is that it seems I am in possession of a valuable antique! A full 6 1/2 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola has sold for around $2,000. Wonder what they will pay for mine?


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