Monday, April 19, 2010

dr. pepper chocolate cake...

Ooooooo... you're gonna loooooove this.

It's got some really good stuff in it.

It practically melts in your mouth, it's so moist.

It's super easy to make too... I didn't even use my hand mixer.
I just used a little good old fashioned elbow grease.

Make it today... you won't regret it. Promise.

For the cake you'll need...

~1 1/2 cups Dr. Pepper Soda
~1/2 cup vegetable oil
~1 stick butter, salted
~4 Tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder
~2 cups sugar
~2 cups All-Purpose Flour
~1 teaspoon baking soda
~2 whole eggs
~1/2 cup buttermilk

For the frosting...

~1 stick butter, salted
~4 Tablespoon Dark Cocoa Powder
~8 Tablespoon Milk
~4 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)

To make the cake...

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or spray a 13 x 9 baking pan.
Combine the Dr. Pepper, oil, butter, and cocoa powder in a saucepan
over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, mix well and turn off the heat.

Mix the sugar, flour, and baking soda in a medium to large bowl.
Stir in the chocolate mixture from the saucepan into the flour mixture.
*Don't over mix.*

In a separate small bowl, lightly beat the eggs and buttermilk together,
then add them to the chocolate flour mixture.
Stir just until blended. *Be careful not to over mix.*

Pour into your greased baking pan and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until
a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. *Be careful not to over bake.*

While the cake cools make the frosting...

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

Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, stirring until combined after
each addition until smooth.

Pour over warm cake.

You can enjoy this cake anytime of the day... it goes well with your morning
coffee, or with a big glass of milk as an afternoon snack. It also pairs nicely
with a glass of red for dessert.


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