Blooming Platter Vegan Coca-Cola Cake with Fudgy Frosting

DSCN0758This Coca-Cola Cake with Fudgy Frosting is yet more evidence that I have been having powerful winter cravings for Southern comfort foods!

How fun that these obsessions have led to quite a few brand new vegan recipes that I am delighted to share with you.

But, if you are thinking, “Ick.  I would NEVER drink a Coca-Cola,” wait!  There are a number of organic brands with deeply spicy notes and complex flavor that would be a perfect upgrade to this southern staple.

Enjoy the latest, this addicting cake, complete with back story and organic cola recommendations, on the Go Dairy Free website, the definitive site for all things non-dairy.  Thanks to creator, Alisa Fleming!

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  1. Could I turn this into a 7 up cake? If so how do you replace the cocoa? More flour?

  2. Hi Cassia~
    I would certainly think so. Why don’t you Google “vegan soda cake” because it seems like, just this weekend, I saw a site on which the creator gave a basic cake recipe that could be altered with different kinds of soda. I would start by substituting flour for the cocoa, but chocolate also reacts with baking soda for leavening, so you won’t get exactly the same effect. You might Google replacements too. In my cake, the cola creates deep spicy, caramel-y notes that 7-Up, of course, won’t and I assume that’s not what you want. So, just a thought: you might create some nuances of flavor and boost that crisp citrus-y taste that 7-Up does have with lemon and/or lime zest. Good luck; please share your results! If you end up with a recipe you like and a photo, I’d be happy to share here on TBP!

  3. Such an incredible recipe Betsy – thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. My pleasure, Alisa…it’s such an honor for it to be included on Go Dairy Free!

  5. Made this cake for my son’s 19th birthday/high school graduation and it was a hit! I’d never had a cola cake before, but had all the ingredients on hand and liked the idea of using soda to help with leavening (I’ve had quite a few vegan cake fails in the past) My mother couldn’t believe the cake was vegan. Thanks for developing and sharing this fun recipe!

  6. Thank YOU for sharing, Elizabeth! I love knowing that your son and his friends loved it as much as the teenagers I teach do. Congrats to your son on his graduation. Ours is next Friday. Bittersweet. 🙂

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