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Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust

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I have a confession to make. Every September, I can tell it’s football season when my co-workers go from speaking English to Gobbledygook. Sorry all you Gobbledygook speakers, but I am a football-love challenged, Atlantan from Sri Lanka where cricket was on every telly when I was growing up!

However, I’ve gotta give football credit. Whether it be a bunch of co-workers gathered together out in the coffee area to debate a game, or my daughter and a bunch of her friends gathered together (irrespective of grade levels) to cheer on their team, football sure has a way of drawing people together.

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So, I have another confession to make, my favorite part about my co-workers speaking Gobbledygook is that it signals the beginning of football get-togethers with football food! While some people analyze and prep their Fantasy Football drafts, I analyze and prep the food I will be eating and taking to such get-togethers.

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When it comes to taking food to a football get-together, I am usually that person that shows up with something weirdly exotic and fun like spicy strawberry tofu burgers or beet burgers or lentil olive fritters.

Recently, I was asked to bring something sweet to an upcoming football get-together. I looked in my pantry and saw the Coca-Cola and RITZ crackers I had picked up from my neighborhood Kroger store and my mind started churning. I figured I’d stay close to my weirdly exotic roots and make some Coca-Cola cupcakes that were made with oat flour and coconut flour and Coca-Cola instead of milk. But that’s not where the weirdly-exotic and fun component of these cupcakes ends – instead, I decided to bake those Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust and top them with a wicked chocolate frosting.


Now, I didn’t taste these, but my daughter did. When I asked her what she thought, she started on a second large one while shooting me a thumbs up (at least I hope it was a thumb). Then, when I started packing up the mini ones for her to take to share with her friends, she started spewing crumbs everywhere while yelling “no sharing” between gulps of Coca-Cola Cupcake and gulps of air!

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It’s been 2 days since I made these Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes, and today I found that empty container I packed those mini ones in, in my daughter’s room … with the licked-clean wrappers.
Guess I’m going to have to figure out a way to convince my daughter that sharing these would draw her friends together – to share with her, their goodies?
Till then, I’m making another batch of these Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust and hiding them till we leave for our football-get-together.

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Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust

Sweet & Salty Coca-Cola Cupcakes with a RITZ Crust

Yield: 3 regular sized cupcakes and 6 mini ones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Sweet and Salty collide in these Coca-Cola cupcakes which are made with oat flour and coconut flour and Coca-Cola instead of milk AND baked on a RITZ Crust! Top them with your favorite chocolate frosting and these make for a treat for all sweet-&-salty fans!


  • 1/4 cup oats, I simply used rolled oats that I had ground up
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or a natural sweetener of your choice if you want to make this sugar-free
  • 1/2 cup Coca-Cola, or Coke Zero if you'd like to make this sugar-free
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 RITZ crackers for the regular-sized cupcakes
  • And a mix of 5 RITZ crackers crumbled and mixed with 4 teaspoons coconut oil for the base for the mini cupcakes.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. In a bowl, mix ground oats, coconut flour, baking powder cocoa and sugar together.
  3. Then add in the Coca-Cola, vanilla, eggs and yogurt and stir well
  4. Meanwhile, place a RITZ cracker at the bottom of the 3 silicone muffin cups and mix the crumbled 5 RITZ crackers and coconut oil and press it to the bottom of the lined mini muffin cups
  5. Then pour Coca-Cola cake mix into the 3 silicone muffin cups and 6 lined mini-muffin cups
  6. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool before frosting with your favorite chocolate frosting.

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig

Monday 3rd of October 2016

This is such an interesting combination! I really want to try it, especially considering you've combined a bunch of my favourite things into one delicious snack!

Demeter | Beaming Baker

Monday 3rd of October 2016

LOL. Oh, Shashi, you ALWAYS make me laugh! Good for you for being honest! ;) I, too, know nothing of which football lovers speak... but I, too, also love, LOVE, LOVE the food aspect of these gatherings. Honestly, any excuse to make tons of food and hang out with people you like/love sounds good to me! :) On another note, I hope it was a thumb too! Hahaha. I love the combo of sweet and salty in these! They sound absolutely delish! Have a great start to the week my friend! :)

Megan - The Emotional Baker

Monday 3rd of October 2016

These cupcakes look phenomenal!! I love this sweet and salty combo! I think I know how I'll use that lonely sleeve of ritz crackers in my cabinet ;)

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Thursday 29th of September 2016

I love that you did a Ritz cracker crust in the chocolate cupcake! I bet the sweet and salty was amazing!


Wednesday 28th of September 2016

These cupcakes look awesome! lOve the sweet and salty combo! Perfect for football season!