This week I got to make a friend of mine a birthday cake! We were having a good Southern Shrimp Boil for dinner so I decided to go a little southern with dessert and I made a Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake. This cake made famous by one of my favorite restaurants, the Cracker Barrel.
I have to start off by telling you that this is a very odd recipe and I had a few doubts going in. First you mix the flour and sugar, which is just about the opposite of most cake recipes, and then add the wet ingredients to that. But I followed the directions and the batter came out beautifully. Bake for exactly 30 minutes and the cake was perfectly done.
The “frosting” was also a little odd and I would call it more of a glaze than a frosting. You melt down butter, cocoa and milk and while that’s hot add the powdered sugar. Now this mixture was way too thin to be called a frosting as I know it. And the directions said to pour it over the warm cake. Well, I feel like that was a bit of a mistake. The frosting just ran all over and most of it ended up under the cake. Which as it turns out wasn’t all together a bad thing because when we ate it it was like their was a chocolate sauce under the cake.
Overall it was a yummy cake. I only got a little hint of the coke flavor but that’s okay with me cause I’m a Diet Dr. Pepper girl anyway. And I thought it was going to be overly sweet but I didn’t think so. I served it with French Vanilla Ice Cream on the side and it seemed to me like everyone enjoyed it. Would I make this recipe again…maybe. It was pretty quick and simple and sometimes it’s nice to have a sheet cake instead of layer cake. And I do like to mix things up like that. So, I give this recipe a thumbs up but I would have to put it in my maybe file for making it again.