Dr. Pepper Cake - Texas Style

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By Lori Loucas
from San Diego

A real Texas treat. Everything's better with Dr. Pepper! Recipe adapted by S. Parum, Vernon, Texas.

serves 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 box
    german chocolate cake mix
  • 1 box
    instant chocolate pudding (3.4 oz)
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 can
    dr. pepper (12 oz)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, whipped (12 oz, room temp)
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 3 1/2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of three greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in Dr Pepper and vanilla.
  • 3
    Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  • 4
    For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in cocoa. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  • 5
    Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting.

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