Peanut-Cola Cake

Peanut-Cola Cake Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph
The South's favorite drink is a key ingredient in this moist Peanut-Cola Cake.


Makes 12 servings
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours


1 cup cola soft drink
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cola and buttermilk in a 2-cup measuring cup.

2. Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat at low speed just until blended.

3. Combine flour and next 2 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, prepare Peanut Butter Frosting. Pour over warm cake. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.


Total time includes frosting.