Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake

Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake is a tasty cake. We tried several versions of the Cracker Barrel Coca Cola cake to get this one just right. You can make a delicious copycat version of the Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake.

double fudge coca cola cake and ice cream on a plate

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You can recreate the Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake at home with this easy copycat recipe. This recipe is made from scratch.

You will be amazed at just how moist this recipe is. It is an incredibly moist chocolate cake. This recipe has Coca-Cola in the cake batter. This cake also contains buttermilk, baking soda, and lots of dark cocoa. You can use regular cocoa, but you may want to try dark cocoa like this King Author Double Dark Cocoa.

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Double Fudge Dark Chocolate Cake in a cake pan

You may want to use the frosting for other chocolate cakes and cupcakes. This frosting is super easy to make. If you like, you could add about 1 1/2 cups of pecans to this recipe.

I know you are bound to fall in love with this just as much as my family has. This cake is great for birthday parties, potlucks, and holiday celebrations.

double fudge coca cola cake and ice cream on a plate
Love Cracker Barrel desserts? Try these copycat recipes:

two bowls of homemade chocolate Coca Cola cake and vanilla ice cream

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

You can make the Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake at home with this copycat recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coca-Cola Cake, Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake, Cracker Barrel Recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 747kcal


Cake Ingredients

  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 cup Coca Cola
  • 1 ounce baking chocolate 1 square
  • 3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 lb confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place in a saucepan butter, coke, semi-sweet baking square and bring to a boil remove from heat and add marshmallows and stir until all is blended and the marshmallows are disappear. Set aside to cool enough to tepid or room temperature. 
  • In mixing bowl blend the shortening, oil, vanilla, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat until smooth. In another bowl mix flour with baking soda, cocoa, baking powder and salt, add half of the flour mixture to shortening, egg mixture, and beat. Scrape bowl time to time to clean the sides off so ingredients are blended in the batter. Add cooled coca-cola mixture and beat. Add remainder of flour and beat until completely smooth about 3 - 4 minutes. The batter will be thick. Place batter into a 13" x 9" x " 2 greased and floured baking pan. Set pan on top shelf in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 35 - 40 minutes. Check for completed baking time with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean by sticking in the middle of the cake its time to come out of the oven and cool.
  •  Frosting In a bowl cream together margarine, cocoa, confectioners' sugar. Slowly add the 6 tablespoons of cream or milk. Add in vanilla. Frost warm cake. Serve with natural vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy.


Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Capt Cat

    Yeilds approximately 40 cupcakes (fill 3/4 full, cook for 19 minutes). This recipe is clearly the best one of the two I just compared. This is much richer in flavor, more chocolate (as you read the recipe) and I won’t make the other one again. I don’t bake at all, but decided to make it after seeing at the restuarant. I am shocked at the flavor this recipe offers. All others cannot compare to this one. Don’t waste your time; follow this above recipe. I strongly object to Mrs. B comments below. Yes, the Coca-cola and marshmallows are the vital part. Leave nothing out; cook exactly as told. YUM!!!!

  2. Coronagranny

    If you really want the recipe, go to the Coca Cola Company Web site, they have it listed. I worked at Cracker Barrel and the secret is the coca cola and marshmallows. It is a very simple cake.

  3. Mrs. B

    As a professional in the restaurant business, this cake tastes nor looks anything like Cracker Barrel’s Coca-Cola Cake. I had my doubts from looking the recipe over…and sure enough, after following the recipe exactly, the product was simply a chocolate cake. It took nearly an hour to bake and was time consuming too! Baking is my livelyhood, so it isn’t a question of whether I made it wrong…it just isn’t correct & true recipe!

  4. IrishSammie

    I haven’t made this yet, but I have to mention that I love the Fiestaware in the picture of the cake! I collect it, and live really near the pottery.

  5. Jodie

    Made recipe just like it was printed and it was very dry and crumbled when cut. The taste was ok, bur not comparable to the real thing.
    I am sorry your cake didn’t turn out well, and it was dry. I have had good results with that recipe in the past. ~Stephanie

  6. Crackergirl

    I can tell you one thing about this cake. It has to sit for over an hour after it is frosted. Even though I work at Cracker Barrel, we don’t know how this is made. The cake mix comes in a bag ready to pour and bake.

  7. mark

    I made this to a T tonight and it tastes NOTHING like Cracker Barrels version. It was not the baking that did it in, the ingredients just are not right. The cake was bland and the icing was ridiculously sweet and laced with too much powdered sugar. Sorry but not a true copy cat.

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