Coca Cola Cupakes: I’m Lovin’ It


50th birthday party guests

We had a little party last weekend. My husband turned the big FIVE- O!  I’m not going to poke fun of the old guy, because I’ll be there in 2.5 years and if I dish it out, I’ll have to take it too………and I’m not prepared for that!  Although in his old age, maybe he’d forget by the time I’m there!  ooops 😉

If you know me, you know I’m a bit of a reluctant entertainer, but I tried my best to channel my inner Sandy and let some of my inhibitions go.  We had the party at my sister-in-laws gorgeous property, so I didn’t have to fret over not having enough room.  I didn’t worry about a theme, coordinating colors, adorable printables or fancy food.  I let my sister-in-law and niece help me with the food and setting up, and the rest, I just “let it happen’.

And you know what happened?  We had an AMAZING time!

Such a great time, that I didn’t take any pictures – other than the group shot above and that was with my phone that I handed off to someone else! (is that not the most awesome playhouse you’ve ever seen?  it even has air conditioning/heat and a bathroom!)

Don’t you just love parties like that……….where you just enjoy the company and good food?!

Our party had, pulled pork (which I ordered from a butcher already cooked and ready to go), cheesy potatoes,  Alfredo noodles, corn, Bush’s Grillin’ Beans, Apple Pie (from Costco), brownie bites and cookies (from Costco) and I made cupcakes!……oh my did i make cupcakes!

Coca Cola Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting at

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Back in April, Heather from Sprinkle Bakes posted a cupcake recipe that had my husband’s name all over it…….. Peanuts in my Coke cupcakes.  You see, he bleeds Coke and Peanut Butter.  So Coca-Cola Cupcakes with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting was a no brainier for his party.

Steve doesn’t drop peanuts in his Coke, like they do in the south, but the flavor combination was a perfect match and huge hit at the party!  I doubled Heather’s recipe and got 24 cupcakes and had icing left over, so I whipped up a batch of French Vanilla cupcakes, doctoring the cake mix like I always do, and topped them with the peanut butter frosting as well.

As my husband put it………BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!  I would call that a success!

Have you ever tried peanuts in Coke? Have any fond memories of the combination? 

 cupcake wrappers from Sweet Baking Supply

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

54 Responses to “Coca Cola Cupakes: I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting Cheryl! Those Coke cupcakes look awesome!

  2. tanya posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm (#)

    That is one heck of a play house!! The picture with family and friends is wonderful!!! Thanks for the party Cheryl! The cupcakes look amazing. Hope your husband had a great birthday!

  3. Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm (#)

    Happy Birthday to your husband, Cheryl ~ I’m sort of partial to September Birthdays : ) I have one and so does my middle son. The cupcakes look fabulous! Thanks also for hosting and have a truly wonderful weekend. hugs, Mary Beth

  4. Lyuba @willcookforsmiles posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm (#)

    Happy birthday to your hubby, the cupcakes look awesome!
    Thank you so much for the party!

  5. Roxana posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm (#)

    Happy birthday to your husband! If you call that a small party, I can only imagine what a big party is!
    The cupcakes look stunning!

  6. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    those cupcakes are so stinking adorable and they sound so delicious!

  7. mel posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting, this is my first time linking up, I’m excited!

  8. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting Cheryl!

  9. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl! Love the family pic…and the cupcakes look amazing {love the coke cap picks…so creative}!


  10. Laurel (@abubblylife) posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm (#)

    New to your party, thank you for having it! Just added your link to my post!

  11. Paula posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#)

    That was one big birthday gathering! Happy Belated birthday to your husband :). It certainly sounded like a lot of fun for both the birthday *boy* and for all his guests (the kids looked like they were having a blast on the video clip)
    I’ve never heard of putting peanuts in coke but I’m all over these gorgeous cupcakes! They look amazing and I love your little coke bottle top decorations. All the best to your husband for the BEST YEAR EVER!

  12. Jocelyn posted on September 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm (#)

    Those cupcakes are amazing looking!!! I always enjoy your photography so much!!! And coke with peanuts in it? I have never heard of it, much less try it. Not sure it’s something I want to do. Thanks for hosting the fun party!!!

  13. Angie@Echoes of Laughter posted on September 14, 2012 at 12:32 am (#)

    Hi Cheryl! I love your Coke themed party! I have never tried peanuts in Coke and I have never heard of it before either! Glad your hubby loved it! Thank you so much for hosting! Angie xo

  14. Sarah @ Alderberry Hill posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:49 am (#)

    Oh wow! Those cupcakes look amazing…thanks for hosting!

  15. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:07 am (#)

    So fun! And tasty looking :)

  16. Stephanie@Henry Happened posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:46 am (#)

    I’m crazy about these! pinned them as soon as I saw the pic :)

  17. Joan@Chocolate and More posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:48 am (#)

    Happy Birthday to hubby! I’m right there with you (on the approaching myself) but I try not to think about it. I also bribe my kids with sugary treats to tell me I look like I’m only 21, lol. We all know it’s not true but when I’m 90 and in my nursing home and my son comes to visit and tells me I still look like I’m only 21, all the other old ladies will know I raised him right! I’ll have to put these cupcakes on my list for future bribes. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  18. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:44 am (#)

    Happy Birthday to your sweetie! How hilarious! I just posted Coca-Cola Cake today and talked all about dropping peanuts in our Coke. Love it!

  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:07 am (#)

    I have wonderful memories of my dad dropping peanuts in his Coke bottle. When we were little, everyone would go up to the bar after church on Sunday morning. The bar, I know. ??? But there was no other place open! Nobody had a beer at that time, but everyone had a Coke. And my dad always bought a little bag of Planter’s peanuts and dropped a dozen or so down the bottle. Thanks for the instant happy transport to childhood! And happiest birthday to your husband – your cupcakes look super fun and delicious!

  20. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:28 am (#)

    Well, your husband is one lucky man… even if he does have to put up with a little taunting. These look crazy-good!

  21. Gina posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:30 am (#)

    Now doesn’t that look divine!!!! A very Happy Birthday to him. What a great way to celebrate!

  22. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:20 am (#)

    oh wow love these too!

  23. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on September 14, 2012 at 11:20 am (#)

    What a cute family photo!!!!

  24. Colette @ JFF! posted on September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am (#)

    Cola cupcakes? Count me IN!

  25. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on September 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm (#)

    I had no idea peanuts and Coke were even a thing–ha! Now I’m curious. The cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous–it looks like you all had a great time!

  26. Carolyn posted on September 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm (#)

    LOL, you just had to get that one little poke in at your hubby, eh? Cupcakes look great!

  27. Kristy Life-n-Reflection posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm (#)

    how retro!

  28. K Coake posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  29. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm (#)

    Okay I have never heard of dropping peanuts in coke, that’s a new one for me. Glad to hear the party was a raging success and the birthday boy was happy!

  30. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} posted on September 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm (#)

    The coca-cola cupcakes look awesome. Thanks for hosting.

  31. marla posted on September 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm (#)

    Cheryl, so glad to hear you had such a great & relaxing time at your hubs party. Happy b’day to him. These cupcakes are adorable :)

  32. Jenni@MomEssentials.Net posted on September 16, 2012 at 9:30 am (#)

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Healthy Pumpkin Cookies!

  33. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted on September 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm (#)

    Huh! I’ve never thought to put pretzels in my coke… but it’s kind of an interesting idea! These cupcakes look fab and must have been a wonderful way to celebrate his big five-oh!

  34. susan posted on September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm (#)

    so loving the bit of nostalgia in those bottle caps. love the group photo as well!

  35. HeatherChristo posted on September 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm (#)

    These are so completely adorable, and such a unique flavor! I love it! (Happy Birthday to your other half!)

  36. bridget {bake at 350} posted on September 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#)

    First….HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet hubby!!! 5-0! Woot!!!

    Second…peanuts in Coke bring back so many memories of flying with Delta. Many of the other girls I flew with ere true Southerners and introduced me to it. I haven’t thought about that in ages! I know these cupcakes are amazing!

    Third….looks like such a great time! I think relaxed parties are the BEST parties! :)


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