Dr Pepper Cake

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Dr. Pepper Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Dr Pepper®

Dr. Pepper® Frosting


  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Add flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. In a smaller bowl whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  5. Place butter, cocoa powder, and Dr Pepper in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
  6. Pour chocolate mixture into bowl with flour. Slowly whisk until everything is combined.
  7. Whisk in egg mixture slowly, then pour batter in prepared pan.
  8. Bake 33-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven and place on wire rack. While cake is cooling, make frosting.
  9. Melt butter, cocoa powder, and Dr Pepper over low heat until melted. Bring to a low boil, then remove from heat.
  10. Slowly whisk in milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  11. Immediately pour frosting over hot cake and spread out. Let cool completely before serving.
  12. Top with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream, if desired. 
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jocelyn Brubaker @InsideBruCrewLife.

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