Coke Float Cupcakes

As promised here’s the recipe for these decadent little morsels…..

I actually grabbed a few different recipes and combined them into one. I unfortunately didn’t photo-document the process :( but I did take some lovely pics of the finished product…

If you’d rather go to the other blogs/websites these were taken from you can find them here: Coca-cola Cupcakes @ A Cozy KitchenΒ (the only changes I made were not using any liners, based on the comments and her edit on the post) they basically turned out tasting like a very moist chocolate cupcake.

So I used the Coca-cola buttercream recipe I found on iCoke – I made a lot of alterations to this but to keep it simple I won’t go into them. Finally I used my classic version for whipped cream b/c I wanted them to look and taste more like a “coke float” – in hindsight I should’ve filled them with iced cream πŸ˜€ YUM!

So here’s my condensed version: Coke Float Cupcakes (18 cupcakes)



  • 2 cups coca-cola (she warns not to use diet)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups icing sugar (confectioners)
  • as much coke as your icing can handle! (you’ll add it slowly)

whipped cream

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F
  2. Grease muffin tin(s) *I chose not to use liners but you can as long as you grease them. (or use foil ones)
  3. In a medium sauce pan melt butter over med-low heat.
  4. Add coke, cocoa to butter and mix thoroughly.
  5. Whisk in both sugars until completely dissolved.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk flour, salt and baking soda together.
  8. beat eggs and slowly mix into cooled coke/chocolate mixture then fold into dry ingredients.
  9. Fill liners/pan 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. cream together shortening and butter until smooth.
  2. slowly add icing sugar and add coke as needed until icing reaches desired consistency.
  3. To make this taste more like cola you may also add Kola extract.

whipped cream

  1. beat cream on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla and beat on high until whipped cream reaches desired consistency.

After the cupcakes have fully cooled plain ice them with the Cola-frosting and then using a 1M wilton tip do a classic swirl on top with the whipped cream. Top /w cherry, gumdrop or Β cola gummies :) you can even add cut up short straws for a “coke float” look :) ENJOY!!!!!



1. favourite cupcake??

Β dark chocolate cake with swiss meringue buttercream YUM!

38 thoughts on “Coke Float Cupcakes

  1. I need to make this! Too bad I probably never will because I’m not really very good at cooking things with more than 2 ingredients. Which is why I make “coke zero cupcakes”! A very complicated recipe. Take one box of cake mix, mix in one can of coke zero. Bake. Eat. Deliciousness.

    • Hey Ricole thanks for stopping by :) and I loved your about me! haha and I LOVE using box mixes for cakes but for cupcakes not so much, I have no idea why….I need to try that though :)

  2. these look fab! I’ve been making a super cheater version of these for years – 1 can of diet cherry coke, 1 box of chocolate cake mix – bake & eat! lo-cal variation :)

      • You can! I really like diet cherry coke (though you can use regular cherry coke or cherry zero or whatever) & a dark chocolate cake mix. I’ve also done BIg Red and Angel food cake, which was really good! The one I’m dying to try is Sunkist soda with white cake mix – they say it makes like a “dreamsicle” cake. Fair warning: it’s a dense gooey cake, it won’t rise like if you baked it with all of the ingredients so don’t freak out when it’s flat flat flat!

        • Oh nice tips! and that’s great that you can taste it…..that dreamscicle one sounds marvelous :) I think I’d love to make that as a cupcake with orange frosting or something YUM! …I’ll wait till the summer

  3. yummy!! ya, i’ve seen variations of this recipe in some places…i’m so bad at baking that the less ingredients the better…haha. i saw one that used just straight cake mix like Devil’s Food Betty Crocker and added the soda and that was it! tho i have yet to actually try one. πŸ˜›

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  5. My mom LOVES Coke! Plus, she makes coke floats for my little sister and I, but we only get them every so often.

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