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Coke Cupcakes.

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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
1291 calories
290 g
186 g
10 g
25 g
4 g
615 g
2072 g
177 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1291
Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 2072mg
Total Carbohydrates 290g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 177g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  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!
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  • Coca Cola Filling
    1031 calories
    57 g
    326 g
    88 g
    5 g
    55 g
    293 g
    161 g
    49 g
    0 g
    28 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1031
    Calories from Fat 774
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 88g
    Saturated Fat 55g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 25g
    Cholesterol 326mg
    Sodium 161mg
    Total Carbohydrates 57g
    Dietary Fiber 0g
    Sugars 49g
    Protein 5g
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    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.
    NellieBellie http://www.nelliebellie.com/
  • Peanut Butter Frosting
    2616 calories
    268 g
    285 g
    167 g
    33 g
    75 g
    515 g
    801 g
    246 g
    4 g
    79 g
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 2616
    Calories from Fat 1445
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 167g
    Saturated Fat 75g
    Trans Fat 4g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 22g
    Monounsaturated Fat 57g
    Cholesterol 285mg
    Sodium 801mg
    Total Carbohydrates 268g
    Dietary Fiber 10g
    Sugars 246g
    Protein 33g
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    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.
    NellieBellie http://www.nelliebellie.com/

(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.

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories

    April 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Very cute, and they sound tasty!

    • the Bellie

      April 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Oh, they are!!! And thanks! Janel just re-took all the photos, so we’re glad that the photo shoot resulted in cuteness :)

  2. Kelsey

    April 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    These look so delicious!!!

  3. Cupcake Recipe

    June 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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    It was really informative. Your site is very helpful.
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  4. six sisters

    May 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

    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

  5. sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more

    May 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    that is a long list, but a good one;p yummy!

  6. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

    May 16, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Oh, my. I’ve never heard of any recipe like this before. It sounds amazing and the results are gorgeous!

  7. annie!

    May 15, 2012 at 8:15 am

    OK…I’ve saved this recipe. Drool is all over the keyboard. Now…if only I had an oven!!!

  8. Elyse Ellis

    May 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    These look amazing! I totally have to try these! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!


    The Sisters

  9. Hollie

    May 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Looks and sounds amazing!

  10. Melissa @ Love Bug Living

    May 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! Love that they have cream filling too.

  11. Holly

    May 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    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?

  12. Evelyn

    May 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    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.

  13. karen@somewhatquirky

    May 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    You have your priorities right with putting the frosting first!!!!This sounds like a damn good recipe. Will try soon!

  14. marilyn

    May 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

    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

  15. marissa

    May 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

    this looks so so good. I hope you’ll stop by and add this and any other posts you’re proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party


  16. Gwen

    May 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm


  17. Shannon Fox

    May 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    you are so mean.
    i no want recipe.
    i want to eat. now.

    They look super-yum girl!!!!
    What an amazing combination too. Wow!

  18. Kristi

    May 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    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?!

  19. keri

    May 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Janel … you are totally speaking my language girl! I might just have to bake these THIS WEEKEND!

  20. Bella

    May 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

    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.

  21. {Adventuresindinner}

    May 9, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Ok, I would gladly eat 10 of these this very moment. You are killing me. I forgot lunch at home and am on my 6th. cup of coffee.

    These are going on my ‘to make’ list right now.

  22. cassie

    May 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    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? ;)

  23. faithfilledcc

    May 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

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

  24. amy Renea

    May 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

    NO!!!! no-no-no-no-no I can’t eat this!!! …but I really really wannnnnna……

  25. Bliss

    May 9, 2012 at 7:28 am

    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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