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The secret to delish chocolate cake.

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For the cake

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 can Coke
  • 1/3 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk

For the glaze

  • 1 can Coke
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 c. powdered sugar


    1. Step 1Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9”-x-13” pan with cooking spray.
    2. Step 2In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
    3. Step 3In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, Coke, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, whisking continuously. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs and buttermilk. Pour into flour mixture and mix until combined.
    4. Step 4Transfer to prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    5. Step 5While baking, make the glaze: In a medium saucepan, bring Coke to a boil. Allow it to reduce by half, about 15 minutes. Add butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt and stir to combine. Pour over powdered sugar and whisk until combined.
    6. Step 6Pour frosting over cake while still warm. Wait about 10 minutes for icing to set. Slice and serve.

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Lena Abraham is a freelance contributor with Delish, and was formerly Senior Food Editor, where she developed and styled recipes for video and photo, and also stayed on top of current food trends. She’s been working in the food industry for over 10 years, and will argue that the best fish tacos in the world are made in New York. Don’t @ her.

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