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Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake

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This cake is just what the Dr. ordered. Simple and yu-u-u-m!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1-½ cup Dr. Pepper Soda
  • ½ cups Vegetable Or Canola Oil
  • 1 stick Butter, Salted (8 Tablespoons)
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (I Recommend Using A Dark Cocoa Powder)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups Buttermilk
  • _____
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 stick Butter, Salted (8 Tablespoons)
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (again, I Recommend Using A Dark Cocoa Powder)
  • 8 Tablespoons Milk
  • 4 cups Confectioners Sugar (Powdered Sugar)

Preparation

Directions for the cake:

Preheat oven to 350° F and grease or spray with cooking spray a 13x9x2″ baking pan.

Begin by combining the Dr. Pepper, oil, butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, mix well and turn the stove off.

Mix dry ingredients together (sugar, flour and baking soda); add to the mixture in the saucepan and mix well. Don’t over beat.

In a separate small bowl, lightly beat the eggs and buttermilk together, then add them to the saucepan and combine the batter well.

Pour into a greased baking pan and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.

Directions for the chocolate frosting:

In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa powder and milk together over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.

Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time, combining after each addition until smooth.

Pour over the warm cake.

Lock all the doors, draw the shades, don’t answer the phone and get the milk.

Enjoy!

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jennyathome on 5.11.2013

I made this cake last night and received RAVE reviews. My whole family (children to grandparents) loved it!!!
I did alter the frosting recipe a little to
1 stick butter
6 tbsp Dr. Pepper
1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
heat together and stir in
4 c powdered sugar
2 tbsp buttermilk
AMAZING!!!! Thanks for missamy for sharing

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crystaljomama on 10.17.2010

I followed the recipe that printed out…it states to bake for 20-25 minutes…which turned out to be 45 minutes once completed. Now looking back – it states you have 2 conflicting bake times. Definately won’t make again….too sweet and it came out very dense and heavy!

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ddayle on 4.23.2010

Just made this tonight after having seen the recipe in March! Good things come to those who wait – it’s yummy! This will serve as husband’s birthday cake this weekend. Also have to take something chocolate for a fellowship at church, this will be my go-to recipe now. I made it in a jelly roll pan to made it thin, and it did fine. Will try it in 13×9 next time around! Thanks for a great recipe!

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adawndria on 4.5.2010

I’ve made this three times in less than a month! Once as cupcakes and a full 9″x13″ for my mom. I made an 8″x8″ to take to a friend who loves Dr. Pepper and just had a baby.

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figgfamily on 4.3.2010

Just made this and it’s sitting cooling with the icing on it. I have to say the batter was yummy LOL as was the icing.

Defintely going to be a favourite around here!

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jennyathome on 5.11.2013

wonderful!

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eigoob85 on 4.22.2012

perfect

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Becki on 1.12.2011

This was a super moist cake and a big hit with everyone who tried it. I was a little disappointed that the Dr. Pepper taste wasn’t really present in the cake itself so I used Dr. Pepper ice cream topping in the frosting to give it just a hint of that flavor. I made it in a bundt pan so I adjusted the baking time accordingly. Thanks for the recipe. It was super fun to make.

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bigflavor on 10.7.2010

I really enjoyed the flavor of this cake but I thought the frosting got very grainy after it cooled. The icing goes under the bottom of the cake as well. The frosting is very smooth while warm but has a very grainy texture when cooled. I just thought it maybe needed a smoother frosting, I’m just not sure how to achieve that…

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carmentwenner on 10.4.2010

My kids friends request me to make this for their birthday. It is a huge favorite. Thank you so much for sharing.

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