Pop Flavored Cake
If you haven’t tried Dr Pepper in your cake you’re missing out!
Thought I’d try making a cake with pop in it. I choose Dr Pepper for for my pop. I used it in the cake batter and frosting. Making this cake is pretty easy; not hard at all. You can’t taste the Dr Pepper flavor per se but it sure amplifies the flavor of the cake plus the frosting too. It makes it moist and bit heavier so it’s not a fluffy kind of cake but very tasty. I’m not that great at making home-made frostings but this one is a winner!
Suggestions For Adding Ingredients or Substituting Them:
If you wanted to try an another ingredient instead of Dr Pepper in the cake; you could try coffee. I bet that would give the cake a great flavor. Then you would have another great tasting cake. I may just have to try that out sometime since I’ve never used coffee in cakes before. Another idea for an interesting flavor would be to use Cherry Dr Pepper either in your batter or frosting but not both. I bet that would give it quite a flavor.
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup Dr. Pepper
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 12 Tbsp (3/4 cup or 1½ sticks) butter
- 6 Tbsp vegetable shortening (or 6 more tablespoons of butter)
- 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Dr. Pepper
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add brown sugar and stir to break up well. Sift together flour, white sugar, cocoa and baking soda into bowl with brown sugar. Stir quickly to combine. Set aside.
- Pour Dr. Pepper into a small sauce pan and add chocolate. Heat on low, stirring often until the chips are just melted. Take off heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for about two minutes or until well combined. With mixer running, slowly drizzle in Dr. Pepper/chocolate mixture, and then continue beating for one minute. Drop mixer to low and gradually add dry ingredients then return speed to medium and beat for two additional minutes.
- Pour batter into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Take a toothpick and insert it into the center of cake to check to see if done. It comes out of clean; its done. If not then put back in over for a few more minutes.
- FROSTING: Add butter and shortening to a mixing bowl and beat until soft and fluffy. Stop mixer, and add confectioners sugar and cocoa. Continue to mix on medium speed until combined. Increase speed to high, and drizzle in Dr. Pepper and vanilla very slowly, to thin frosting. Continue beating until light and fluffy, about one additional minute.
- Frost cake! Enjoy!
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