Dr. Pepper Cake
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- Ready In:
- Heat 1 Cup of butter and Dr Pepper.
- Add the cocoa, cinnamon, flour and sugar to the butter mixture.
- Mix the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and add to the rest of the mixture.
- Pour into prepared 8 or 9 inch pans.
- Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
- DR PEPPER ICING Heat butter, Dr Pepper and cocoa stirring until well blended.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Frost cake.
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I've been making this for years and love the uniqueness of it compared to coke/7-up cake. Believe it or not, the recipe I have also includes mini-marshmallows in the batter, just in case there wasn't enough sugar, lol. The frosting is very sweet and oftentimes I just sift powdered sugar over it or make half a recipe of the frosting, heat it and drizzle like a glaze to get a touch of extra flavor without the gooey sweetness. :o)
Made this cake yesterday and thought it was just okay. Would have given it maybe 3. But we tried it again today, and it tastes a lot better. Quite a lot better, in fact. The cake kind of solidified into a denser yet still moist cake. My hubby who absolutely detests Dr. Pepper and claims that he can taste it in the cake loved it. I guess this is one of those cakes that you just have to try for yourself. Didn't use all of the sugar called for in the frosting and I added a little vanilla. With a cooked frosting you just need to make sure you get it on the cake right away. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to spread. I liked the consistency of it after it set.
Use HEAPING tablespoonfuls of cocoa, instead of buttermilk I use vanilla almond milk with some vinegar added for the sourness. In the frosting, just 3 to 3-1/2 cups of powdered sugar is enough and beat it with a hand mixer on medium speed to thicken it up. Friends beg me every month to make this cake. Oh and I don't put nuts in the frosting.
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