Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dr. Pepper Cake with Awesome Frosting



Heehee-- I had my dad take a shot of me holding a piece of this cake, and my arm's been caught at an odd perspective...

I was intrigued by this recipe for Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake and ran to the store to buy the prime ingredient. (Bought two liters of it because that was actually the cheapest option.) But instead of making the frosting it calls for, I tried out this recipe, daringly advertised as "The Best Frosting I've Ever Had".

I didn't take a ton of pictures this time because it's just a simple recipe, but here's my bottom line: the Dr. Pepper cake was forgettable. It was a nice moist chocolate cake, but I couldn't taste the Dr. Pepper at all. I think I've given up on cakes made with soft drinks now-- I couldn't taste the Sprite in my Sprite cupcakes either. If anything it just made the cake too sweet for even my taste.

The frosting, however...! Okay, I did have texture issues with it-- it was sort of strange; perhaps I didn't beat it enough. But that didn't matter because it was simply delicious, and a lighter texture than frosting usually has which was a nice change. In the fridge it held up very well; I don't know what it would have done at room temp. I'll have to make another batch for further evaluation. :)

6 comments:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

I wonder if there is a Mountain Dew recipe out there? A pick-me-up and sweet.

Laetitia Crucis said...

Oh my.

Tomorrow is my mother's birthday. I am definitely going to use that frosting recipe!

I might even bake that delectable looking coffee cake you posted a few days back while I'm at it!

(We'll be having a lot of family over.)

Woohoo!

Rachel Gray said...

It'd be easy enough to use Mountain Dew instead of Sprite in the Sprite cake recipe...

Laetitia Crucis, I hope you have a good time tomorrow and a successful dessert course!

Vincenzo said...

:Þ~

Laetitia Crucis said...

Just made the Best Frosting Ever I've Ever Had, and to say the least, it definitely lives up to its name!!!

UH-MAAAAAAZE-ING.

Light, fluffy, buttery goodness...

This is a keeper. :)

Rachel Gray said...

Thanks for letting me know how it turned out-- I'm glad you liked it as much as I did!