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2 Ingredient Chocolate Coke Cake

photo of slices of Chocolate Coke Cake on a plate
Okay so one of the two ingredients is cake mix, but this is still pretty amazing. Who knew that Coca Cola had so many uses? Mix it with chocolate cake mix, and you get this very fluffy and fudgy chocolate cake. So easy and so good.

I’ve made two ingredient chocolate cake before with pumpkin puree. It was fudgy but also dense and a little too plain for me and not something I particularly loved. But this cake I would make again.
photo of an empty coke bottle in front of a box of chocolate cake
I got the idea from a recipe for Dr. Pepper brownies I saw on The Novice Chef. I wanted to make it but with coke because I don’t like Dr. Pepper. I was all set to make it, when I realized I was out of boxed brownie mix. Eeek. So then I thought, what if I tried using cake mix instead?
photo of one slice of cake on a plate
I re-read The Novice Chef’s post for clues. She described the brownie texture and being cakey and fudgy so I figured it should work with cake mix. Also she mentioned that her mom used to make a cake with just diet coke and cake mix. And that made me want to make it with Coke and cake mix only.

After I made this, I did some more research and found out there is a popular Weight Watchers’ recipe that uses diet coke and cake mix. I don’t know if it tastes the same with diet coke, but I am really happy with the regular coke cake.
photo of cake slices on a plate
My only issue is that because you don’t use any eggs, there’s no binding agent. So the cake fell apart easily. Great for eating on your own, not as great for serving. Next time I might try adding an egg, or baking it into cupcake liners so I don’t have to deal with cutting the cake which is messy because so many crumbs fall off.

I would definitely make this again and am thrilled to find a new use for cake mix and for coke.

Don’t want to use cola? I share several more ways you can make a cake with just cake mix and one other ingredient. Check out 2 Ingredient Cake Mix Cake (4 Ways) for more ideas.

Two ingredient Chocolate Coke Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
If you mix coca-cola with chocolate cake mix you get a very fluffy and fudgy chocolate cake. 
4.75 from 4 votes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (12-oz) can coca cola


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour cake mix and can of coke into a large bowl and mix until there are no lumps in the batter. It may be easier to use a mixer because it took me a while to get out all the lumps with a hand whisk.
  • Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool before cutting. Cake crumbs do fall apart easily so cut carefully with a sharp knife. You can also bake into individual cupcake liners to make it less messy.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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84 comments on “2 Ingredient Chocolate Coke Cake”

  1. I added 2 jumbo eggs, texture was wonderful – thanks for the tip.

  2. What size box of chocolate cake did you use?

  3. Hi! Can you taste the cola?

  4. Can you use eggs in the mix as a binding agent please

    • I’m sure you can but you’d also have to tweak the amount of coke too. I haven’t tried it with eggs so I don’t know the exact changes that would have to be to made

  5. I am baking tis now, didn’t really think it would rise up, but it did! Look and smell good , can wait to taste it ! My grandbaby loves cake , I hope she likes this better . So easy .

  6. I made this cake for a dinner for my boss. I put it in a Bundt pan, used 8oz of Coke and added 2eggs. It is delicious!! She just raved of how delicious it was! Thank you Kirbie!?

  7. Does it have to be coke can I use sparkling fruit water?

  8. Just made this cake and put mini marshmallows in it with no eggs it’s amazing and so so yummy 

  9. using mugs instead of baking tray? how long does it bake in a mug?

  10. Wow this cake is delicious!!

  11. Can I use a chocolate box cake mix with no sugar added?

  12. Don’t have much trouble with cake falling apart but because it tends to shrink in height after it cools I baked it this time in a 7×11 pan and it was perfect.

  13. Flavor came out good but the cake  broke  and it was too many crumbles. What can be the problem ? 

  14. We won our chopped competition with this recipe thank you. 

  15. I never have coke in the house.. I. Do have ginger ale. Any ideas?

  16. can you use diet pepsi instead of coke

  17. Hi Hello and Howdy from beautiful Danville IL! Love Love Love the concept. Me being me (and having read all the other comments I had to “do it my way” I did add 2 large eggs and instead of using a “12 oz can of soda pop” I used my soda stream and made Cherry Cola (added a wee bit extra syrup too!yum!) and mixed with a chocolate cake mix. BEST EVER Chocolate covered cherry cake. Only wish I could have topped it off with Marshino Cherries…..darned Covid has every grocery store in town closing early ugh! Anxious to try some “other” ideas. like a whote cake and Sunny D! What do you think will it work? I will cARBONATE THE sUNNY d WITH MY sODA sTREAM!

  18. Thanks Jennifer, you answered my question before I even asked it, about diet coke as my daughter and I are both diabetic.

    Will have to buy a cake mix and try this.

  19. This cake looks amazing. I am going to make it with orange soda and add 2 jumbo eggs per your advice to have a binding agent. I plan to decorate it with powdered sugar and candied orange peel.

  20. I used Diet Coke. It wasn’t as sweet but still tasted good, especially with vanilla ice cream. 

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