But before that, I had cooked something else that we hadn't yet eaten. It was a special something that was waiting for my dad and my Mama (his mom) to come for dinner on Friday.
It was special because it's called a Dr. Pepper Cake. And anyone who knows my family knows that we're a Dr. Pepper family. Of course, all of us (except my Mama) drink Diet DP now, but when I found this recipe, I had to make it before Mama headed back to Amarillo.
So here it is, in all it's glory.
And let me tell you, it is the yummiest cake I have ever put in my mouth. Seriously.
And here's my Mama and my baby girl. Or my teenager. Sometimes I get confused.
And my mom and dad, enjoying some yummy cake.
And me. Embarrassing, yes. But I'm telling you, once you make this cake, you will also make this face.
So you want the recipe? Of course you do!
Now I won't lie, I got his recipe here, so if you make it, be sure to give her props!
Here you go, the fabulous, worth every dimple on your thighs (altered slightly) ...
Dr. Pepper Cake
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup Dr. Pepper soft drink
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter.
- Add the Dr. Pepper and stir well.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
- Pour the Dr. Pepper mixture over the rest of the ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix well.
- Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x12 inch pan for 30-35 minutes.
- 1/4 cup Dr. Pepper soft drink
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat Dr. Pepper, cocoa, and butter, but don't bring to a hard boil.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Spread Dr. Pepper frosting while cake is still hot.