Monday, July 16, 2007

Dr. Pepper Cake

A bizarre cake that has the texture and taste of a store bought packaged cake. This will pleasantly clog your arteries. It is fun to make though, simply because who would have though all the ingredients would make a cake?

Ingredients: Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1.5 cups mini marshmallow
3 Tbs. unsweetened coco powder
1 cup Dr. Pepper
2 eggs
1.5 cups buttermilk
1tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients: Icing
1/2 cup unsalted butter
6Tbs. Dr Pepper
3Tbs cocoa powder
1 pound icing sugar
1tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
Method: Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C
2. Grease a 9x13 inch ( 23x33cm) pan
3. In a large bowl sift together the flour and baking soda, and then stir in the sugar. Set aside.
4. In a saucepan heat the butter, the marshmallow's, the cocoa and the Dr. Pepper. Stir constantly until the marshmallows and butter are melted. Do not allow to boil.
5. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the flour mixture. Mix well. and set aside.
6. In another bowl, beat the eggs until they are light and fluffy, stir in the buttermilk and vanilla extract.
7. Mix in the egg mixture with the flour mixture and mix until it is smooth.
8. Pour into the prepared pan.
9. Bake until the center of the cake springs back lightly when touched (around 50-55min).
10. Let the cake cool.

Method: Icing
1. In a saucepan combine the butter, Dr. Pepper and cocoa powder.
2. Bring to the boil over low heat, stirring constantly.
3. Remove the pan from the heat, gradually sift in the icing sugar until it is smooth, then fold in the vanilla extract and nuts.
Put the warm icing on the cake.

Taken from: Patty Pinner "Sweets: A Collection of Soulfood Desserts and Memories" pp.44-5

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