From epic family vacations, long road trips, to carefree days outdoors, we all have fond memories of being a kid in the summer. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a chance to relive these moments? What if a flavor of a favorite dish could take you back to being a kid? That’s what this cola cake does for me! I remember having it made with regular cola – it was always such a special treat! The rich, moist cake with the buttery, sweet frosting was so good! So, I thought I’d switch it up a little bit and try a different soda in it this time – Dr. Pepper Cherry – and boy was it good!!
I think when you put a cherry on top of anything, it just makes it that much better! This cake is no exception! I had to fight the kids off when I was trying to this picture. They couldn’t wait to dig in!
I think the addition of Dr. Pepper Cherry really takes it up a notch with more flavor. And the bonus is that you get to drink the rest of the can when you’re done!
Check out this Old Fashioned Dr. Pepper Cherry Cake! I think you’re gonna love it!
Dr Pepper Cherry Cake
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup Dr. Pepper Cherry
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ?2 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ?2 cup butter
- 4 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a 9x13 cake pan with nonstick spray.
- Combine flour, granulated sugar and baking soda in mixing bowl and whisk together
- In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, 5 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup cola beverage to boiling - continually stirring.
- Pour over the flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Mixing well well.
- Pour into prepared 9x13 pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Place 4 cups confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl.
- In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder milk. Whisk together. Bring mixture to a boil.
- Remove from heat
- Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- Pour over 4 cups confectioners' sugar.
- Mix well with a whisk.
- While cake is still warm, slowly pour frosting over the cake and spread to edges.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The opinions and text are all mine.