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Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe

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If you an your family are looking for a fun and delicious recipe, don’t forsake the easy cake mix recipes!  When boxed, the dry ingredient measuring is all done for you.

Cupcakes are quite possibly my favourite mini dessert recipes, and if you’re craving fudgy chocolate cupcakes, it doesn’t get much better than this Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe.

This Coca-Cola Cupcakes Recipe is only two ingredients and creates incredibly moist and delicious chocolate cupcakes. Pin this for later!

Sometimes when a recipe is super easy, it’s lacking a bit with flavour, or the texture just isn’t quite right.

But this Coca-Cola Cupcake Recipe breaks any of those misconceptions in the tastiest way possible. With only two ingredients in the cake recipe, you get a light but rich crumb along with an intensely chocolate flavour.

Oh yum, this coca cola cupcakes recipe looks so easy and so delicious! Can't wait to try it.

Even the frosting, coming in at just three ingredients, captures that unique caramel-cola taste in a rich buttercream-style frosting.

(Traditionally, Coca-cola cakes have a boiled frosting, but those just do not set nicely on cupcakes and would be very messy to eat. If you wanted a frosting that tasted like those typically served on Coca-Cola sheet cakes, substitute 1/2 cup of the icing sugar with 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.)

Coca-Cola Cupcakes: Only 4 ingredients for both the frosting and cake batter - even I can do that!

This recipe is incredibly versatile – if you don’t have any Coca-Cola, you could use root beer, Dr. Pepper, or Pepsi. Just avoid using diet drinks as the aspartame flavour will become more pronounced with cooking, the drink would lose it’s sweetness, and there is evidence that aspartame is unhealthy when heated.

Rich chocolate cake. Caramel-buttercream frosting. 4 ingredients? Yea, I'll definitely be making this Coca Cola Cupcakes Recipe ASAP!

These Coco-Cola Cupcakes were a total hit with my guests this past week and they are definitely making their way into my regular baking rotation.

Make sure to pin this recipe for later — I promise you will not be disappointed!

Be sure to check out my Mt Dew Boxed Cake Mix Cupcake Recipe for another fun flavor and taste! 

Aren't these Coca-Cola Cupcakes TOO CUTE!? And only 4 ingredients for a super rich cake and buttercream-style frosting. Yum!

Coca-Cola Cupcakes Recipe - for your next get-together when you really want to impress, but do not have time for an elaborate recipe.

Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe

Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This is such a fun Coca Cola Cupcake Recipe to make!


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix 515g
  • 1 can Coca Cola 355mL
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup Coca Cola
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter


    Preheat oven to 375F

    Mix chocolate cake mix and Coca Cola for 3 minutes until the batter is light and fluffy, and no clumps of cake mix are left.

    Measure 3/4 cup of batter into each cupcake liner.

    Bake 18-22 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

    Cool on a baking rack.

    Whip icing sugar and butter together until fully incorporated, and then add in Coca Cola one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

    Spoon the frosting into an icing bag fitted with a large round tip.

    Start icing from the middle of the cupcake, spiraling out and then spiraling back inward and upward. This will form the nice "dome-shaped" icing effect you see in the pictures.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 2g

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