Dessert time: Old South Coca-Cola Cake

When trying to decide what kind of cake to make for my Daughter's birthday today I started thinking back to a recipe my Grandmother made when I was little. I was reintroduced to it when I was in college down in Florida. A nice, light chocolate flavor combined with the spice from the cola and a smooth buttery taste from the glaze give you all you could ask for in a moist, amazing cake.  Here is how you make it:

YIELD 1 Cake 

ACTIVE TIME 10-15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 60 minutes


Flour Mix

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda** 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Hot mix

1 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup coca-cola (from bottle is my preference!) 1/2 cup buttermilk

Add to combined mixture:

2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup coca cola
4 cups of confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350, and grease up (I like Crisco) a 9×13 (or so) pan.

  2. Mix flour mix ingredients together in a bowl

  3. Mix hot mix ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat stir this up good until it boils

  4. Stir two mixes together, then add eggs and vanilla extract

  5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

  6. When cake is nearly done, make glaze in saucepan, bringing first three ingredients to a boil and then stirring in sugar until smooth. Keep on low so glaze is warm when pouring over the cake.

  7. Once cake is out of oven, immediately pour glaze over the top, then allow to set for 5- 10 minutes before serving. 
  8. Enjoy a big piece of Fat Boy Heaven!