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.
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?
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.
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
- 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.