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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Coca-Cola Cupcakes

Coke Cupcakes
These have been doing the rounds on the internet lately which reminded me that I printed this pdf from the Coca-Cola website back in 2009, most of the recipes floating around are this one or slightly altered versions of it. They are yummy, moist and not as sweet as I’d imagined a Coca-Cola cupcake to be. It makes quite a few cupcakes so I actually halved the recipe below and still managed to get 20 cupcakes!

Ingredients:2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups small marshmallows
115 grams butter
½ cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line muffin trays with 24(+) cupcake papers.
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.
Fill each cupcake case to the ¾ mark, or there about.
Bake for 15 minutes or until they bounce back to the touch.
Coke Cupcakes 2
In terms of frosting there are plenty of suggestions out there ranging from vanilla buttercream to salted peanut. I tried to stick as true to the original recipe as possible but the icing it suggested would not work for frosting cupcakes. I used nearly all the same components to make a Coca-Cola buttercream but wasn’t overly happy with the result and think it can be improved in the future, I think the problem was adding the Coke in the place of water or milk – it kind of split the buttercream so would suggest to anyone else wanting a cola taste to their frosting to use cola essence instead. If you decide to try out the recipe please leave us a comment and let us know what frosting you opted for and how you think it went.

Coke Cupcakes 3
To decorate I added little coke bottle lollies I picked up at the supermarket from the pick and mix.

I think I will probably try out the recipe and make Coca-Cola cake and the frosting the recipe suggests as I am a sucker for pecans!


  1. Love it Court! I've made similar cakes before (bourbon and coke ones) and made a syrup out of the coke which I then added to my buttercream - worked pretty well...just another option! xoxo

  2. Yummy! I love the little coke lollies on top :) they look so cute! Argh i'm craving a cupcake now haha!!!

  3. these are such good cakes and my kids absolutely love. alternatively, I serve these at dinner parties and my friends think they are wonderful too. overall, a very good recipe

  4. Hi guys!

    I tried these last night and i think i messed up :( are the marshmallows ment to melt? mine didnt so they all went to the top and got messed up on the cupcakes. Please help! :( I am ment to make these for work on thursday... P.S i work for Coca Cola so cant mess it up! lol

    1. Hi - yes your marshamallows should melt when you are adding the boiling mix and then mixing well, if you are using larger marshmallows I'd suggest breaking them up.

    2. Thanks for that! i used the mini marshmellows but they didnt melt sadly, i will try again :)