Chocolate-Cherry Cola Cake

Total Time
1hr 3mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 43 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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

kristee a. December 27, 2013

Made this for our family reunion this week end,it was a smashing hit,just great,thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe.

STARTERWIFE June 03, 2007

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