Chocolate-Cherry Cola Cake

READY IN: 1hr 3mins
Recipe by True Texas

From Pillsbury Super Moist Cake Mix Recipes. Cola Cake is an old southern recipe. This updated recipe uses a cake mix and cherry cola.

Top Review by kristee a.

Awful!!! So I made this for Christmas along with a coconut carrot cake, pecan carrot cake, coconut cake, pumpkin pie, rice krispies treats, tons of cookies etc....I made a huge buffet for all company to have access too, 5 kids 5 adults, not one person ate the cake, there was one piece missing come the end of the holiday while nothing else was left. So I tried it, the reason no one ate it is because it taste like play dough :( It was awful!!! So bad so that I couldn't get the flavor off my tongue. This is definitely not the Soda Cakes our grandmothers use to make

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 1 (18 ounce) boxbetty crocker super moist devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup cherry cola, carbonated beverage
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (12 ounce) containerbetty crocker whipped vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 24 maraschino cherries, with stems well drained, if desired (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Chop cherries, set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup reserved liquid with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed, beat 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chopped cherries. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake 35 to 43 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In small bowl, mix frosting and marshmallow creme until smooth. Frost cake. Top each piece with 2 cherries.
  6. Note:.
  7. For chocolate-dipped cherries, melt 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoons shortening in microwave; stir. Dip well-drained cherries with stems into chocolate; refrigerate to set.

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