Coca-Cola cake ---recipe search-- loved and lost


I’m searching for a recipe-- popular in the early 70’s–
You can find coca-cola cake recipes on the internet but they aren’t THE recipe!!

This one had cocoa, cinnamon, and coke-- it was made in a rectangular pan and the frosting was similar to that of a German Chocolate cake with pecans and coconut–

Just signed up here at Woot so I may be on the wrong message board –
Just read one title --“What cha’ eating?” and it made me think of my long lost recipe— so… Thanks----


Welcome schoolmarm! This is the right place to post your request. We have a few people who like to cook who are the right age. You might find it.
While people are looking … anyone have the brownie recipe that was printed on the can of Hershey chocolate syrup? It was on the can in 77. I never wrote it down because I didn’t think they would change the can label. Those were good brownies!


this is the one that my aunt had but it has no cinnamon or coconut. Maybe that’s something that your mom added?

Coca-Cola Cake With Pecan Icing

2 sticks butter
1 cup Coca-Cola
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Shortening and flour (to grease and flour cake pans)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, melt butter over
medium heat. Add cocoa and Coca-Cola and bring to a boil, stirring
often. Remove from heat.
Sift dry ingredients into the saucepan. Stir until incorporated. Add
the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well. Pour into two
greased and floured layer pans (or three for thinner layers). Bake for
30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely before removing from pans.

Pecan Icing:
1 stick butter
2 tablespoons Coca-Cola
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 lb. box confectioner’s sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

As with the cake, melt butter in a large saucepan, add cocoa and
Coca-Cola, and heat to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove
from heat and cool slightly. Sift in sugar and stir until
incorporated… Stir in pecans and vanilla. Let cool enough to be
fairly thickened, then ice the cake.


We have a cookbook somewhere called Best Recipes From the Backs of Labels, Jars and Cans.

I’ll try to find it- might be there.


Honeybear brownies

from Hershey’s Can
1/3 cup butter/margarine …1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose
3/4 cup sugar… flour
1/3 cup honey…1/3 cup hershey’s cocoa
2 tsp vanilla…1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs…1 cup chopped nuts

grease one nmine-inch pan. cream butter and sugar in a small mixer bowl; blend in honey and vanilla. add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour into pan. Bake at 350F for 25-30 min. or until brownies begin to pull away from the edge of the pan. cool in pan. makes 16 brownies.

Had no coca cola cake in it. I will ask wife though.


Does this look right?

Best Brownies

* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts, if desired. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING; spread over brownies. Cut into squares. About 16 brownies.


3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla in small bowl until blended. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat to spreading consistency. About 1 cup frosting.


Thanks. I’ll try it.
I don’t think it is the same one.


Do we get some?


NO! Bad Qwerty! shoo!



:frowning: What did I do? :wah:


Do not listen to Fenstar! If I make them I’ll mail you some.


I got it right from their [link=] website[/link]

I went back there and found another one:

HERSHEY’S Best Brownies

* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
* 2 cups sugar
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 4 eggs
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup chopped nuts(optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.


Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!