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Famous Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

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The last of the 6 1/2 oz. Cokes.

Baking the famous Coca-Cola Cake reminded me of this 6 pack of Coke bottles that I’ve been saving.

I’ve been holding on to them since the 1990s. Specifically, I’ve kept them because of their value as memorabilia.

I like to remember things from different eras of my life and have saved them because I don’t want this size of Coke to be forgotten.

At the time, I thought the 6 1/2 size bottle had been discontinued.

However, 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.

That is much later than I had thought…approximately 20 years!

Originally, these glass bottles were meant to be returned for deposit and reused. However, with the advent of aluminum and plastic container packaging, the cost of cleaning and reusing glass bottles became prohibitive.

Despite that explanation, I think there could be an additional reason for discontinuing the 6 1/2 oz. size bottle of Coke.

Although 6 1/2 oz is the perfect size for quenching your thirst on a hot afternoon, I think Americans were moving to larger drink sizes.

The 6 1/2 oz. Coke was no longer desirable.

Even though my favorite size of Coke is no longer available, the good news is that it seems I have a valuable vintage Coke bottle!

I’ve discovered that a full 6 1/2 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola was sold for around $2,000. I wonder what they will pay for mine?



Not only is Coca-Cola good for quenching your thirst. It makes a moist and rich cake that’s perfect for holidays or a special party.

This famous Coca-Cola Cake Cake* is sure to please.


Famous 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 marshmallows. In
a 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 the 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! Let us know how you like the recipe!

Updated 11/29/21

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