Yard Farm Coca Cola Cake

You can get this at Cracker Barrel, but it’s better made from scratch! One of our personal favorites.

Bring the restaurant to your kitchen with a homemade version of this fan favorite!


  • 1 package devil’s food cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 cup cola (Pepsi or Coca-Cola, your choice)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (or substitute by combining 1 tbsp. vinegar + milk to make 1 cup; let sit for a few seconds, then stir)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup cola
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix, cocoa powder, melted butter, cola, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla on low speed for 1 minute, then 2 minutes more at medium speed. Scrape sides as needed.

Recipe shared with ESPB by Elizabeth Bishop Later,  A Place Called Home