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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!!

This Old Fashioned Dr. Pepper Cherry Cake will take you back!


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!

This old fashioned cake will take you back!

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!

This old fashioned cake will take you back!

Check out this Old Fashioned Dr. Pepper Cherry Cake! I think you’re gonna love it!


Dr Pepper Cherry Cake

This old fashioned cake gets a new spin with the addition of Dr. Pepper Cherry!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 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
  • Frosting
  • 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.
  • Frosting:
  • 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.
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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