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dr. pepper cake

Amy Johnson

August 02, 2011

dr. pepper cake

dr pepper cakeThis delicious cake from blogger Amy Johnson is just what the doctor ordered.


1 ½ cups Dr Pepper

½ cup vegetable or canola oil

1 stick salted butter (8 tablespoons)

4 Tbsp. cocoa powder (Johnson uses Hershey’s Special Dark)

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs

½ cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease or spray a 13 x 9 x 2″ baking pan.

In a saucepan over medium heat bring the Dr. Pepper, oil, butter and cocoa powder just to a simmer. Stir to combine all ingredients and remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients and add to saucepan. Gently stir to combine being careful not to over-mix.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs and buttermilk together, then add to the saucepan and stir until just incorporated.

Pour into greased baking pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 23-28 minutes.

Chocolate Frosting

1 stick salted butter (8 Tbsp.)

4 Tbsp. cocoa powder

8 Tbsp. milk

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

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 warm cake.

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