Coca-Cola Cupcakes

Today, we’re embarking on a culinary adventure that’s as delightful as it is unexpected. We’re taking a classic treat and adding a fizzy twist that’s sure to tickle your taste buds. Yes, you guessed it right! We’re baking Coca-Cola Cupcakes.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Coca-Cola in cupcakes? Really, Gwen?” But trust me on this one. The iconic, bubbly beverage we’ve all grown up with lends a unique depth of flavor to these cupcakes, making them irresistibly moist and deliciously sweet.

I stumbled upon this recipe during one of my experimental baking sessions. The idea of incorporating a soda into a cake recipe was intriguing, and I just had to give it a try. The result? A batch of cupcakes that were an instant hit among my friends and family.

So, are you ready to add a pop of fun to your baking routine? Let’s dive into the world of Coca-Cola Cupcakes!

The Art of Baking: Essential Tools and Tricks

Before we dive into the process of creating these unique Coca-Cola Cupcakes, let’s take a moment to talk about the tools of the trade. Baking is an art, and like any artist, we need our tools to be just right to create our masterpiece.

First and foremost, a good set of mixing bowls is crucial. You’ll need them for combining your dry and wet ingredients separately. I recommend having at least three of varying sizes. They’re the unsung heroes of the baking world, trust me.

Next, a sturdy whisk and a spatula are your best friends in the kitchen. The whisk helps incorporate air into your mixture, making your cupcakes light and fluffy. The spatula, on the other hand, ensures that no ingredient is left behind, scraping down the sides of your bowl to create a uniform batter.

And of course, we can’t forget about the muffin tin and cupcake liners. These are what give our cupcakes their classic shape. I prefer using silicone liners as they’re reusable and eco-friendly, but paper ones work just as well.

Pro-Tips: Always preheat your oven. It ensures your cupcakes bake evenly. And remember, when it comes to combining your ingredients, take it slow. Patience is key in baking. Rushing might lead to over mixing, which can result in dense cupcakes.

The Birth of Coca-Cola Cupcakes: The Process

Now that we’ve got our tools ready and some handy tips in our pocket, let’s delve into the heart of the matter! The creation of our Coca-Cola Cupcakes. While the detailed recipe is in the card, I’ll walk you through the process to give you a sense of the journey we’re about to embark on.

Step 1: Preparing the Dry Mix

Start by combining your dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. This mixture forms the base of your cupcakes, providing structure and balance.

Step 2: Creating the Coca-Cola Concoction

Next, it’s time to bring in the star of the show, the Coca-Cola! Combine it with unsalted butter and vegetable oil in a large saucepan.

Heat this mixture until the butter has fully melted, and it starts to bubble. This is where the unique flavor of Coca-Cola infuses into the base of your cupcakes.

Step 3: Combining the Mixtures

Once your Coca-Cola mixture is ready, gradually mix in the dry ingredients you prepared earlier. Take your time with this step to avoid overmixing, which can lead to dense cupcakes.

Step 4: Adding the Final Touches

Remove the saucepan from heat and beat the eggs in a separate bowl before adding them to the mixture.

Follow this up with the cocoa powder and a dash of vanilla extract. Stir in the mini marshmallows last, adding a delightful surprise to every bite.

Step 5: Baking the Cupcakes

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full. Bake them in your preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Coca Cola Cupcakes

Step 6: Preparing the Frosting

While the cupcakes are baking, start on the frosting. Beat the softened butter until it’s creamy, then gradually add in the powdered sugar, Coca-Cola, and vanilla extract. As well as the other ingredients. Continue to beat this mixture until it’s smooth and fluffy.

Step 7: Frosting the Cupcakes

Once the cupcakes have fully cooled, frost them with your homemade Coca-Cola frosting. And voilà! Your Coca-Cola Cupcakes are ready to be savored.

Storing Your Coca-Cola Cupcakes

Once you’ve had your fill of these delightful Coca-Cola Cupcakes, you might wonder how to keep the remaining ones fresh for later. Don’t worry, these cupcakes store beautifully, ensuring you can enjoy their fizzy, sweet goodness for days to come.

Firstly, it’s crucial to let your cupcakes cool completely before storing. Placing warm cupcakes in storage can lead to condensation, which can make them soggy. So, let them rest on a wire rack until they’re completely cool to the touch.

When it comes to choosing a storage container, an airtight one is your best bet. This will keep your cupcakes fresh and prevent them from drying out. If you don’t have an airtight container large enough, individual cupcake boxes or even a cake carrier will do the trick.

Place your cupcakes carefully in your chosen container, ensuring they’re not squished together. If you’ve already frosted them, be mindful not to let the frosting touch the sides of the container or other cupcakes.

If you plan on enjoying your cupcakes within a week, storing them in the refrigerator is ideal. Just remember to bring them to room temperature before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Coca-Cola Cupcakes on plate

Freezing Your Coca-Cola Cupcakes

Sometimes, we want to extend the joy of our baking creations beyond a few days. Freezing is a fantastic option for preserving your Coca-Cola Cupcakes for future enjoyment.

When properly stored, these cupcakes can maintain their quality for up to three months in the freezer. This way, you can have a delicious homemade treat ready whenever the craving strikes, or if you’re expecting guests on short notice.

To freeze your cupcakes, ensure they are completely cooled and unfrosted. Wrap each cupcake individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

When you’re ready to enjoy a cupcake, simply thaw it in the refrigerator or at room temperature, then frost and serve.

Remember, the key to freezing is to protect your cupcakes from air exposure to prevent freezer burn.

Coca Cola Cupcakes With Toppings

Coca-Cola Cupcakes

Gwen Xavier
Delicious cupcakes made with Coca-Cola and mini marshmallows for a surprise in every bite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 240 kcal


  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Coca-Cola Classic soda
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup Mini marshmallows

For the Frosting

  • 5 Tbsp Coca-Cola
  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 Cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside for later.
  • Now, let's create the Coca-Cola mixture. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, vegetable oil, and Coca-Cola. Heat this over medium heat until the butter has fully melted, and the mixture starts to boil.
  • Once boiling, whisk in both the granulated and brown sugar until they're fully dissolved. Then, gradually mix in the dry ingredients you set aside earlier.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl before adding them to the mixture, stirring well after each addition.
  • Next, add the cocoa powder, followed by the vanilla extract. Stir in the mini marshmallows last.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake the cupcakes in your preheated oven for about 18–20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, you can start on the frosting. Beat the softened butter until it's creamy, then gradually add in the powdered sugar, Coca-Cola, and vanilla extract. Continue to beat this mixture until it's smooth and fluffy.
  • Once the cupcakes have fully cooled, frost them with your homemade Coca-Cola frosting.
Keyword Coca-Cola, Cupcakes
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Gwen Xavier

Gwen Xavier, the culinary genius behind Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life, initially crafted her food-focused website out of a necessity to find joy in cooking. Over the years, her relationship with the kitchen transformed from a mere duty to a fervent passion. Today, Gwen shares a variety of recipes on a daily basis, curating meals that cater to diverse tastes and family preferences, proving that cooking can indeed become a love affair!

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