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Dr Pepper Cake

This is my favorite "go-to" recipe for any time I have to take food anywhere. Everyone loves it. When it is baked in layers rather than in a single layer, it presences will make people say "wow." It is a crowd-pleaser! —Shannon Parum, Vernon, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) Dr Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 container (12 ounces) whipped cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of 3 greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment; grease paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in Dr Pepper and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in cocoa. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy.
  • Place 1 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 551 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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