Cola drizzle cake recipe

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Cola drizzle cake makes a fizzy twist on a drizzle cake, that's soaked in the sweet soft drink and topped with cola bottles and popping candy.

Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Cola drizzle cake is a deliciously fizzy twist on a traditional drizzle cake.

Our cola drizzle cake is soaked in the sweet soft drink, then topped with cola bottles and popping candy. For the best results, we've suggested following our classic lemon drizzle cake (opens in new tab) recipe but swapping the lemon zest for orange. Definitely a recipe for those with a sweet tooth, it's then decorated with your favourite fizzy cola bottle sweets and lots of icing.


  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 175g (6oz) self-rasing flour
  • 175g (6oz) softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 3/4 level tsp baking powder

For the drizzle

  • 150ml Coca-Cola

For the decoration:

  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2tsp water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Cola snakes
  • fizzy Cola bottles
  • 1tbsp popping candy




  1. Follow the lemon drizzle recipe (opens in new tab) - swapping the lemon zest with orange - to the end of step 2. Once the cake has cooled slightly, remove it to a wire rack with a tray underneath to catch any excess drizzle.
  2. For the drizzle: Pour the Coca-Cola over the hot cake and allow to soak in.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the icing sugar, water and vanilla. Drizzle over the cake and decorate with the Cola snakes, Cola bottles and popping candy.

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