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Chocolate Easter Cake

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(NC) - Coca-Cola has been used as a baking ingredient since the early 1900s.
Chocolate Easter Cake
Used in this classic recipe, it produces a moist and rich chocolate cake that is as easy to make as opening a can of Coke. Cover with whipped topping and sliced strawberries, or try the Coca-Cola chocolate frosting.


  • 1/2 cup butter, sweetened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 355 mL can of Coca-Cola Classic soft drink (approximately 1 1/2 cups)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two round 9-inch cake pans.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and eggs until creamy.

Add rest of ingredients and beat for 2 minutes.

Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes, and then remove and cool completely on wire racks.

To decorate:

Spread whipped topping with sliced strawberries in between the cake layers and top with remaining topping and berries - you will need one pint. Or, spread chocolate frosting between layers and on the sides and top of cake.

Coca-Cola Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons Coca-Cola
  • 3 cups icing sugar

Beat butter, cocoa powder and vanilla extract until blended. Gradually add icing sugar alternately with Coca-Cola and continue to beat until smooth.

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