Monday, November 4, 2013

Dirty Dr. Pepper Cake

This recipe intrigued me since it used Dr. Pepper.  I used diet in the recipe and it turned out great!  Everyone who tried it liked it!
Dirty Dr. Pepper Cake

Chocolate Cake

1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. cocoa
1 c. Dr Pepper (diet is ok)
1/2 c. milk (low-fat is ok)
1/4 c. fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs
1 tsp. coconut flavor
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ¾ c. granulated sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Chocolate Icing

1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. low-fat buttermilk
1/4 c. Dr Pepper
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. coconut flavor
1 c. toasted coconut

1.Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet (I use a 15x11-inch rimmed cookie sheet) with edges.

2.Melt butter in a large saucepan.

3.Once butter has melted, stir in Dr Pepper and cocoa powder; bring to a boil.

4.Once at a boil, add milk; stir to combine.

5.Remove pan from heat.

6.Add the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla, and stir until well-combined.

7.Stir in sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined.

8.Bake for 15-20 minutes.

9.While the cake is baking, prepare the icing.

10.For the icing, combine the butter, buttermilk, Dr Pepper, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

11.Remove from heat, and add the powdered sugar, and coconut flavor. Stir to combine.

12.Pour icing over hot cake, and spread evenly over cake.

13.Once the cake as cooled to room temperature, sprinkle evenly with toasted coconut just before serving.

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