Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake

I have been wanting to try this cake for awhile and decided that Mother's Day was the perfect day for it. It is super simple, starting with a chocolate cake mix.  This cake is extremely moist and full of cherry chocolate flavor.

Serves 12-15
1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Cup Coca-Cola
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
3 Large Eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13x9 inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
With your mixer, combine cake mix, Coca-Cola, oil, cherry juice, and eggs.  Beat at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened.  Then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.  Scrape sides of bowl as needed.  Pour into pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cook completely.

1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
5 Tablespoons Coca-Cola

In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed until creamy.  Add sugar and Coca-Cola, beating until smooth.  Spread over the cooled cake.  

Garnish each piece with cherries.

Frankly, I thought the frosting was too sweet.  So, next time I think I will just frost it either with regular chocolate frosting or with Cool Whip.  But, the cake was delicious and everyone in the family just loved it.  I would definitely make it again.  This recipe is adapted from Semi-Homemade Magazine.

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