Well it’s Friday night which usually means Movie Night in our House.

Out of the blue three of my four kids are down with flu but are very content to play XBox in their bedrooms , while Mum (as in me) acts as “nursemaid”.  Mind you not even flu has managed stop them arguing so they can’t be that sick.  My daughter & hubbie are away too so it looks like I’ll be doing movie night alone this week!

Not than I’m complaining.  I have my favorite film “The Notebook” all ready in the DVD Player and a bottle of Italian Wine cooling in the fridge. I’m all set for my movie night.   So to cheer the boys up and allay my slightly guilty feelings,  I decided to bake them a little treat this afternoon.  A simple but very delicious Coca Cola Loaf.

coca cola loaf full


I always use  my favorite lemon loaf for this recipe.  It’s my Mum’s recipe and great for adapting different flavours. So along with the usual lemon juice  I added some lime juice  and lime zest.  Now I did add some Cola to the batter but you can’t really taste the coke.   This is where the  coca cola drizzle comes in.  Nothing fancy here you just warm up the coke and as soon as the hot cake comes out of the oven, poke a few holes in the top and just pour it over the top. It works just like a lemon drizzle, a little bit more sticky than normal but really good and you can taste the coke!


coca cola bottle


fizzy cola bottles


When it was cool I finished it off with a drizzle of salted caramel and white chocolate. The crowning glory is an assortment of jelly cola bottles. I mean who can resist a jelly cola bottle.  Definitely not me I finished off both packets while I was baking the cake. I was lucky there was a few left for the decoration. The fizzy ones are my favorite, and they were really fizzy this time.  I thought my tongue would explode.


coca cola loaf slice


I’ve made this Coca Cola Loaf quite a few times especially around birthdays, kids seem to love anything that has cola in it.  We all especially love Baked Coca Cola Ham, you definitely should try baking your ham this way. I use Nigella Lawson’s recipe and it turns out the most delicious ham every time.

Well I’m keeping it short & sweet with this post, my wine is just chilled.  I just have to grab a box of tissues because no matter how many times I watch this film (and it has been more than 10). I still bawl my eyes out.

pinterest cola loaf



Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 10 SLICES


This Coca Cola Loaf is so simple and delicious.. I mean who can resist Jelly coca bottles at any time. The caramel drizzle finishes things off nicely.. This is great for kids parties


  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. cola
  • 225g self-rising flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon, Zest of 1 lime, finely grated zest
  • 1 small bottle of cola 335ml or just use a can
  • Jelly Cola Bottles, melted white chocolate for decorating, caramel (optional)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
  • Grease a loaf tin and line with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar together until light & fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition
  • Add the 2 tbsp coke & the flour, then add the lemon and lime zest.
  • Spoon into the prepared cake tin and cook in the oven for about 55 minutes (or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.)
  • As soon as the cake goes into the oven, Make the cola drizzle – heat the coke gently in a pot until warm, and as soon as the cake comes out of the oven poke some holes with a cocktail stick and pour the coke drizzle over the cake. Let it soak in for 15 mins then remove from tin.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack.
  • When cake is cold - melt the white chocolate chips and drizzle the melted chocolate & caramel (if using) over the cake.
  • Decorate with jelly cola bottles


If your stuck for BAKING CONVERSIONS.   Click the Baking Conversions page tab at the top for a very helpful chart

Hope you like the recipe as much as our family does, it is a very easy bake.

Make sure you check out my FACE BOOK BAKING PAGE for more recipes,

Happy Baking


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  • Simon November 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Now you got my attention! I slightly feel like I am addict ed to coca cola but really can’t imagine how this Loaf would taste… need to try this out (for the kids ofcourse 🙂 )

    • Karyn November 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      thanks, Simon 😉 I bake everything for my kids!! (ha ha I wish)

  • Deirdre April 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    How many ml of coke.?

    • Karyn April 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Hi Deirdre

      A small bottle is 335ml or you could just use a can..the coca cola drizzle is what gives the cake the coke flavour that is why not much coke goes into the batter.. make sure the cake is still hot when you pour the drizzle.. use a cocktail stick to poke holes and the drizzle will go down through the cake. x Karyn


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