Monday, October 19, 2009

Dr. Pepper Cake


Posted by Lori:
Recently on my devotional blog, I posted a fun poll question: What's Your Favorite Soft Drink? It didn't surprise me that Dr. Pepper was the top rating soft drink.

This Dr. Pepper Cake is a light chocolate type of cake. I've seen mixes for Dr. Pepper Cake for sale in gift shops, but had never bought one. But, when I found the recipe for one, I knew my son, Jacob, would be thrilled. He was! And, since it had marshmallows in it, well....that was just an added bonus. That boy would live on Dr. Pepper and marshmallow if we would let him! (We wouldn't, of course.)

Dr. Pepper Cake
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk (I used milk and vinegar)
1 cup Dr. Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients except Dr. Pepper and marshmallows. Blend at low speed for 1 minute, then beat 1 minute at medium speed. Add Dr. Pepper and blend well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake 40 - 50 minutes. Cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting.


Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 teaspoons cocoa
1/3 cup Dr. Pepper
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional - I didn't add these.)

Combine all ingredients, except pecans. Beat until smooth, then sitr in pecans. Frost cooled cake.

As you can see, the marshmallows pretty much stayed on the top of the cake.  I asked the kids if they thought it would be better just leaving them out.  The three boys said "No!" They liked them.  My daughter said, "It had marshmallows?"  She didn't even notice.  This is a fun cake and the icing is great!  And, I think the marshmallows are just an extra bonus.
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1 comment:

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

I have had this cake before. It is delicious. A must for everyone to try. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs, Connie

 
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