CocaCola Cupcakes

Cocacola Cupcakes with marshmallow filling and cola buttercream with cola poprocks

As a hobby, I find baking to be a great way to relax and unwind… and you get the added bonus of a (hopefully) sweet delicious treat at the end. Every so often I will post up some photos and recipes of the more recent baking experiments so that you can also give these things a try.


1 Cup CocaCola
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 Cup white sugar
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2tsp + 1/8tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg

Filling: A jar of Kraft Jet-puffed marshmallow creme

1/4 cup coffee creamer + 1/4 cup boiling water (mixed together)
8 oz butter
4 cups Icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup of coke (or use a cola flavouring/syrup and add to taste)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180*C. Line standard cupcake tray with cupcake cups (foil is best)
  2. Heat coke, cocoa and butter over medium heat until butter is melted.
  3. Add sugars and whisk until dissolved.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  5. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Whisk to combine.
  6. Whisk egg in a separate cup, then add whisked egg to cooled coke mixture.
  7. Gently stir flour mixture into coke mixture.
  8. Divide mixture into pans (I find an icecream scoop easiest and gives an appropriate amount of cake batter).
  9. Bake for 25 mins or until cake is springy.
  10. Cool cupcakes before filling and icing.

To fill cupcakes:
– Cut a circle into the top of the cupcake – careful not to go too close to the sides.
– gently remove top layer of cake – set aside.
– scoop out some of the cake from the middle.
– fill hole in cake with the marshmallow creme.
– place top layer of cake on top of the filling.

To make icing:

  1. Place butter (room temperature) into a mixer and beat until smooth.
  2. Add icing sugar (sifted) one cup at a time and beat until smooth, creamy and combined.
  3. After adding all the icing sugar, add in the salt, vanilla, and cola (or syrup) and beat until well combined, soft, smooth and creamy.
  4. If icing is too soft, add more icing sugar.
  5. If icing feels granulated, add some of the creamer/water mixture. A little at a time until the desired texture and consistency is reached.

Then pipe the cola buttercream on to the cupcakes and finally sprinkle some cola pop-rocks on top (you can mix some of these into the icing as well if you like). But remember, as pop-rocks activate with moisture, they will soon loose their pop. This is also the case with the pop-rocks on the top, so you should eat them straight away.