These cute Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola cans are the best chocolate dessert! Such a cute party idea with Football Party Free Printables.

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola Cans. The best chocolate dessert! A fun cake idea for a birthday. Also get Free Printables for a Football Party.

How to Make Cute and Simple Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Nearly every American household comes together under one roof to watch the biggest event of the football season. Celebrate by making Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola cans. We can always use more game day recipes right?

I’m super excited to be working with The Coca-Cola Company to create these fun ideas for your next football party or fun celebration!

This year, Coca-Cola and Ritz have teamed up to give home-field advantage through their Home Bowl and you’re invited!

I hope you enjoy today’s post that is jammed packed with adorable Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes and more fun football party ideas! Including cute free party printables and some of my favorite fun food recipe ideas.

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Score big by using the Home Bowl products and party ideas, as inspiration for upcoming game day parties. It’s the perfect lineup to bring your family together for the most anticipated football game of the year!

What’s in it for you:

  • Party planning made easy! 
  • Download the Free Party Printables below to get started on those game day table decorations!

I love throwing a great party and excited to share these adorable and super delicious chocolate Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes that were baked inside of the actual Coca-Cola can! So stinking cute:-)

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola Cans. The best chocolate dessert! A fun cake idea for a birthday. Also get Free Printables for a Football Party.

How to make Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Baking these moist and delicious Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes directly in the Coca-Cola can makes for an adorable party presentation and is way easier than you might think! The cans come out of the oven looking brand new. What a fun way to surprise your guests!

Make and decorate the cupcakes 1-2 days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. The Coke makes the cake extra moist, so don’t worry about them drying out before it’s time to serve.

What you’ll need:

  • Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Vegetable Oil (or the amount called for in the mix)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Instant Chocolate Pudding (3.9 oz)
  • 8 Pack of  Small Coca Cola Cans (7.5 fl oz)
  • 1 Small Jar Maraschino Cherries
  • Vanilla Frosting (store bought or homemade)
  • Hand Can Opener
  • Cooking Spray

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola Cans. The best chocolate dessert! A fun cake idea for a birthday.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the cake mix, oil, eggs and pudding in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add 2 cans of Coke to the bowl and mix.
  4. Pour out the soda from 4-6 Coke cans. Use a can opener to cut the tops off of the can. I tried my electric can opener, but it wouldn’t work because the cans were too small. Using a hand opener worked perfect! The lid drops off easily into the can.
  5. Spray the inside of the empty Coke cans with cooking spray.
  6. *Pour the cake batter into the empty cans a little over halfway full.  (see alternative idea below if you want to skip this step.)
  7. Place Coke cans on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until you can put a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean.
  8. After cupcakes cool, frost your cupcakes with the easy cherry frosting (see directions below).
  9. Finish off by adding sprinkles, a straw and a cherry on top. (cut your straw in half so you use less straws)
  10. Serve your cute cakes with a spoon.

*ALTERNATIVE IDEA:  If you don’t want to bake the cake inside the can, pour the cake batter into a regular baking pan and bake as directions require. After cake cools, cut into 3 inch long rectangles and place inside the cans. You can gently squish the cake into the can with the back of a spoon if it hangs over the edge. Frost the cake as in the directions and the presentation will still look adorable!

Makes 6-8 cupcakes. For more, double the cake batter recipe.

 

How to Make Easy Cherry Vanilla Frosting

Dice 8-10 maraschino cherries and add to white frosting, then pour 2 tablespoons of the cherry juice from the jar into the frosting and mix.

Easy and so tasty!

Add the frosting to a plastic bag, trim the corner with scissors and frost the cupcakes.

If you use canned frosting, make sure to refrigerate the cupcakes immediately after decorating them so the frosting will stay put when it’s time to display on the party table. I think these cupcakes made the party table!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes - Easy Homemade Cherry Vanilla Frosting Recipe

 

Decorating Ideas with Coca Cola

Take a look at all of the fun party ideas and download the Football Party Free Printables below. I love using red to decorate, plus it went perfect with the Coca Cola cans and bottles.

Fill popcorn containers with popcorn, hang a party banner, use paper lunch bags for chips, attach fun printables to straws, cupcakes, containers and more. These are just a few ideas you’ll see on my party table. I’ll be sharing more delicious party recipes next week!

Easy DIY Utensil Holder

Use the Coke bottle paper container for utensils. Wrap forks, spoons and knives in paper napkins and tie with a string.

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Football Party Free Printables

I love using printables to label food and make a party table extra cute. I hope you enjoy these Football Party Free Printables!

Of course my favorite party flag says, “I’m Here for the Commercials”. ha!

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Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes in Coca-Cola Cans. Easy chocolate dessert recipe! A cute cake idea for a party.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Yield: 8
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 1 box Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • cup Vegetable Oil or the amount called for in the mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 3.9 oz Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 8 7.5 fl oz Pack of Small Coca Cola Cans
  • ½ cup Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 ½ cup Vanilla Frosting store bought or homemade
  • Candy Sprinkles
  • Hand Can Opener
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the cake mix, oil, eggs and pudding in a bowl.
  • Gradually add 2 cans of Coke to the bowl and mix.
  • Pour out or drink the soda from 4-6 Coke cans. Use a hand can opener to cut the tops off of the cans.
  • Spray the inside of the empty Coke cans with cooking spray.
  • Pour the cake batter into the empty cans a little over halfway full. (*See alternative idea below if you want to skip this step.)
  • Place Coke cans on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until you can put a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool and make cherry vanilla frosting.

Cherry Vanilla Frosting

  • Dice 8-10 maraschino cherries and add to white frosting.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of the cherry juice from the jar into the frosting and mix.
  • Add the frosting to a plastic bag, trim the corner with scissors and frost the cupcakes.
  • Finish off by adding sprinkles, a straw (cut in half) and a cherry on top.
  • Serve your Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes with a spoon.

Notes

Makes 6-8 cupcakes. For more, double the cake batter recipe.
ALTERNATIVE IDEA: If you don't want to bake the cake inside the can, pour the cake batter into a regular baking pan and bake as directions require. After cake cools, cut into 3 inch long rectangles and place inside the cans. You can gently squish the cake into the can with the back of a spoon if it hangs over the edge. Frost the cake as in the directions and the presentation will still look adorable.
If you use canned frosting, make sure to refrigerate the cupcakes immediately after decorating them so the frosting will stay put when it's time to display on the party table.
Plan To Make This?Please share if you do. Mention @LivingLocurto or tag #LivingLocurto on Instagram. We'd love to see!

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, cocacola
Calories: 535kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg

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This is a sponsored post written by me as part of a partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Prizes provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this program.

 

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25 Comments

  1. How can we make root beer cakes in a can with root beer frosting i know they make the flavor root beer just like you can vanilla flavoring but was wondering if you could help me out with the cake part

  2. Are you sure 2 cans of coke??
    My cake recipe only asked for a cup of water and each can is 7.5oz.
    Wish I could attach a photo of my lava coke bombs in the oven lol.
    So cute and worth another try.
    I will definitely need to adjust the recipe 🙂

  3. Oh no! So sorry you couldn’t get it to work. Did you see my video? We used a normal can opener and it worked great. Only a few cans got messed up in our testing. They just sort of crushed as we tried to take the top off. I’ve had several people send photos of their Coke Float Cupcakes though, so it must work for others as well as me. Maybe just not all can openers do the trick? Thanks for trying it out though!

  4. I was excited to help my son make these cupcakes for his friends but I knew we’d need to prepare the cans well in advance. I attempted to use an electric can opener, a traditional metal hand operated can opener and an OXO hand operated can opener and none of them worked. I even had my husband try with each can opener. There are no words to describe our disappointment and even fewer cupcakes to eat.

  5. This may be a stupid question, but I assume you eat the cupcakes with a fork right out of the can, yes?

  6. I am a Coke girl all the way, especially Vanilla Coke. I get a 12 pack of Vanilla Coke every year for Christmas (started off as a joke but turned into a family tradition). Loved how you made the cakes inside the actual Coke cans. Smart!

  7. Whew! I had to keep reading the directions to see if I completed it correctly. 🙂 Happy (Taco) Tuesday!!!

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