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Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

This Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake recipe is so unique and delicious. You’ll love the flavor the chocolate cake because it’s so decadent. 

Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

If you are a fan of classic southern desserts, then you must try the delicious Coca Cola Cake from Cracker Barrel.

This cake is made from scratch with Coca Cola as a key ingredient, which gives it a unique and fantastic flavor. The cake’s consistency is moist and the icing is sinful; it’s a guaranteed hit with anyone who enjoys a sweet treat. 

Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The use of Coca Cola in the recipe gives this cake a one-of-a-kind flavor that is sweet, rich, and irresistible.
  • The cake is baked to perfection, resulting in an incredibly moist and tender texture that melts in your mouth.
  • This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake embodies the charm and warmth of classic southern desserts, making it a feel-good treat that is perfect for any occasion.
Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

Main Ingredients for Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

Make sure you check out the recipe card below, so you know exactly how to make the decadent cake!

Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe
  • Unsalted Butter –  The unsalted butter adds richness and moisture to the cake, making it tender and delicious.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate –  The semi-sweet chocolate provides a rich and deep chocolate flavor, which complements the sweetness of the marshmallows and Coca Cola.
  • Marshmallows – The marshmallows lend a subtle sweetness and chewy texture to the cake, making it unique and memorable.
  • Coca Cola – The Coca Cola is a key ingredient in this cake, as it gives it a distinctive flavor that cannot be replicated by any other ingredient. The Coca Cola adds such a unique flavor to the cake!
  • Vegetable Oil – The vegetable oil gives the cake its moist and tender crumb, making it melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
  • Granulated Sugar – The granulated sugar sweetens the cake and gives it a delightful texture, while also helping it to rise and set properly.
  • Eggs – The eggs act as a binding agent, helping to hold the cake together, while also contributing to its moist and tender texture.
  • Vanilla –  The vanilla extract adds a subtle aroma and flavor to the cake, enhancing its overall deliciousness.
  • Buttermilk – The buttermilk helps to balance the sweetness of the cake, while also providing a tangy flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Cake Flour – The cake flour is a low-protein flour that gives the cake a soft and tender crumb, making it irresistible.
  • Baking Soda –  The baking soda helps the cake to rise and develop its tender texture.
  • Baking Powder – The baking powder helps to leaven the cake and give it a light and fluffy texture.
  • Cocoa Powder – The cocoa powder provides a rich and deep chocolate flavor that is essential for any chocolate cake.
Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

Don’t forget your favorite cake pan for this recipe! You’ll also want to follow all of the expert tips to make sure you are making the best Coca-Cola cake recipe possible!

FAQs for Cracker Barrel Coca-Cola Cake

Is Coke cake sold at Cracker Barrel restaurants?

Yes, the Coca Cola Cake is indeed sold at Cracker Barrel. It is a signature dessert on their menu and has been for many years. In fact, it is one of their best-selling desserts and a fan favorite.

If you happen to be visiting a Cracker Barrel restaurant, be sure to try this iconic southern dessert for yourself. This is the most moist cake aka comfort food you’ll ever have!

How do I freeze Coca Cola cake?

If you want to freeze the Coca Cola Cake, here are the steps:

Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe
  • Make sure the cake has cooled completely to room temperature
  • Once cooled, wrap the cake in plastic wrap. You can also use aluminum foil.
  • Place the wrapped cake into an airtight container or freezer bag. Make sure that the container is freezer-safe.
  • Label the container with the date of freezing for reference later.
  • Place the container in the freezer.
Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

When it comes time to enjoy the cake again, follow these steps:

  • Remove the cake from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.Once thawed, remove it from the container and plastic wrap.
  • Allow the cake to come to room temperature before serving.
  • The first bite of the double chocolate cake is going to taste just as it did the first time!
Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

What can I serve with the cake?

  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Add additional mini marshmallows
  • Additional chocolate syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Additional marshmallow cream
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fudge frosting
  • Confectioner’s sugar
Easy Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake Recipe

What goes well with this Coca Cola cake recipe?

  • Cup of Diet Coke
  • Regular Coke or cup of Coca-Cola

By following these steps, your Coca Cola Cake will taste just as fresh as the day you made it. This chocolate cake recipe is so good, you just won’t be able to get enough of it.

If you’ve never tried this Copycat Cracker Barrel recipe then you should make it ASAP, it’s a happy accident that this cake was made and shared with the world.

If you are looking for some more amazing cake recipes be sure to check out this comprehensive list: The Most Delicious Cake Recipes For Dessert!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake
Yield: 8-10 servings

Copycat Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This copycat cracker barrel coca cola recipe is so good for dessert or anytime!


  • • 8 oz. unsalted butter
  • • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • • 8 marshmallows (cut into quarters, or can use ¾ c. mini marshmallows)
  • • 1 c. cola
  • • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • • 2 lg. eggs
  • • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • • ½ c. buttermilk
  • • 2½ c. cake flour
  • • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • • ½ tsp. salt
  • • ¾ c. cocoa powder
  • Icing
  • • 8 tbsp. butter (softened)
  • • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • • ¾ c. Chocolate curls


  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, add butter, chocolate and cola. Bring mixture to a boil and remove from heat. Add in marshmallows and stir until melted. If mixture cools too much so marshmallows don't completely melt, return to the heat and continue stirring. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease or spray an 11x8x2-inch baking pan (can use a 9×13-inch but cake will be thinner). Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom and up the ends of the pan. It should be cut to fit bottom of pan and extend about 4-inches up each end of pan. Lightly spray with baking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add vanilla, oil and sugar and mix until smooth. Add eggs and buttermilk and combine until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa.
  5. Add half of the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix, scraping bowl as you do so. Add the cola mixture, combine, then add the remaining half of the dry mixture, mixing well.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake on middle rack of the oven for approx. 50 min. or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 30-minutes. Using parchment paper to lift cake, remove the cake to a cooling rack and finish cooling completely.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and softened butter until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, continuing to mix. If icing is too thin, you can either add in more powdered sugar or chill the icing for about an hour if you don’t want to add more sugar.
  9. Spread icing onto cooled cake. Sprinkle chocolate curls over icing. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 837Total Fat 47gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 114mgSodium 438mgCarbohydrates 101gFiber 2gSugar 71gProtein 7g

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