My friend Andrea makes the best Dr. Pepper cake. Have you ever heard of a Dr. Pepper cake? It's a yummy chocolate cake with Dr. Pepper instead of water. The chocolate and sweet soda pair beautifully together. Don't use diet...use the real thing. This cake (and especially the frosting) will knock your socks off...or maybe your flip flops off...it is summer after all.
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 small boxes of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
2 cups Dr. Pepper, divided
1 cup chocolate chips
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, 1 1/4 cups Dr. Pepper and eggs with electric mixer. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes. Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling.
To make the frosting, beat butter with powdered sugar, cocoa powder and a few splashes of Dr. Pepper. Spread on cooled cake.
Thanks for the inspiration Andrea!!