Coke Cupcakes.

Coke Cupcakes with coca cola filling and peanut butter frosting.

Typically, NellieBellie is about showing you simpler ways to cook beautiful and delicious foods.  We highlight foods like 2 ingredient cake, easy cocoa, and simple soups.  Today that is not the case.  While this cupcake isn’t incredibly difficult, we wouldn’t call it easy either.  But Nellie really wanted to make it, because it just seems that awesome.  So, after deciding that making this cupcake would add more joy to her life (it did!), she went ahead with the slightly-more-difficult-than-necessary baking.

Why was this cupcake so irresistible? It has all the proper elements.Coke Cupcakes

1. Delicious, bad for you…5,000 calorie frosting that I could eat all by itself.
2. Filling. In a flavor that “goes” with the cupcake. Not, just jelly, or cream to say you did. No, it has to match. It has to jive. Or just forget about it.
3. Chocolate. Anywhere, anyhow. I prefer it in the cupcake part. But, it really makes no never mind.
4. Pretty, pretty. The cupcake has to be art  in itself. So, technically the cupcake in the picture is pulled apart. But, it really is pretty.
5. Stuff on top. Sprinkles, chocolate, cherries, decorations. Treat my cupcake like your neck…give it some jewelry!

 Coke Cupcakes

This cupcake and frosting recipe is mostly by Sprinkle Bakes (with a few changes). I added the filling.
Don’t be scared…it’s  not as hard as it looks! 

Coke cupcakes with coke cream filling and salted peanut frosting. (long name!)

Coke Cupcakes
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  1. 1 cup Coke
  2. 1/3 cup cocoa
  3. 4 tablespoons butter-cut into pieces
  4. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  6. 1 cup flour
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/8 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1 egg, slightly beaten
  10. 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir dry ingredients together in large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat Coke, cocoa, and butter in small saucepan on medium heat until butter is melted.
  4. Whisk sugars into chocolate mixture until blended. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Add egg to cooled chocolate and stir well.
  6. Add chocolate mixture to dry ingredients and whisk together.
  7. Add vanilla and stir.
  8. Fill cupcake liners with 1/4 cup batter.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  10. Cool before filling.
  1. Don't over bake your cupcakes! Set your time for about 15 minutes, then check to see if the tops spring back when touched. That's how you know they're done!
  • Coca Cola Filling
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    1. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    2. 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
    3. 1 tsp vanilla
    4. 3 tablespoons cola
    5. 1/3 cup powdered sugar (or until desired consistency)
    1. Beat ingredients together until desired consistency is achieved.
    2. Using spoon scoop out center of cooled cupcakes (about an inch across).
    3. Scoop filling into holes.
  • Peanut Butter Frosting
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    1. 2 cups powdered sugar
    2. 1/2 cup soft butter
    3. 1/2 cup peanut butter
    4. pinch of salt
    5. 1/2 tsp vanilla
    6. 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
    1. Beat ingredients, minus the cream, until smooth.
    2. Add cream until desired consistency for the frosting is desired.
    3. Pipe onto cupcakes and top with sea salt and crushed peanuts.

(I just use ziplock bags to pipe frosting…nothing special)


Don’t think this cupcake is for you?  Maybe looking for something simpler?  Try another cupcake recipe.  They aren’t as daunting.  We promise.


  1. says

    These sound so delicious! We’re so glad you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming and we hope you’ll be back. -The Sisters

  2. says

    Go Janel! Your projects are inspiring. So is your energy!!! I love your slide show of blog buttons. How can I get that. I have blogger – maybe I can’t. Do you know?

  3. says

    Did I have to pick today to start my diet (maybe if I don’t eat anything else today, I will have enough calories to eat this yummy thingy up). Oh No, I just lost it, my hubby leaned over my shoulder and simply said “Wow” when he saw your cupcake. Yes, now I have to try to make this little gem. Just hopping over to invite you to corrupt everyone else and link this baby up on my first ever blog hop.

  4. says

    Oh my goodness….these look sinfully delicious…I’ve died and gone to heaven! Wait, how can it be sinfully good yest heaven worthy? Must just be in a class by itself! :D

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  6. Kristi says

    Holy Crapoly…these look deeeee-lish! It’s a good thing I don’t have any cocoa or else I’d been baking these bad boys right about…oh, NOW! Guess what I’ll be doin’ tomorrow?!

  7. says

    I was never been a cupcake person until a friend of mine sent me a 6 pack of them from Crumbs Bake Shop in NYC. The Blackout is AMAZING and I swear your pants tighten after each bite but SO worth it! This cupcake sounds divine!! I’ll be pinning this one for a special occasion.

  8. says

    i am trying to lose weight…. and i think i gained weight just looking at this! YUM! and is “softe” butter like gourmet? can i find it here? ;)

  9. faithfilledcc says

    Can I just say “yum”? But I must say that these are sooo stinkin’ sinfully delicious!!!

  10. says

    OK, I’ll pin this because I do need a good cupcake recipe, and because I’ve followed Sprinkle Bakes for a year, yup long before I wanted to blog, long before I was reading DIY sites, I was a cooking blog voyeur.


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