1 cup coca-cola 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup margarine 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ***Frosting*** 1/4 pound margarine 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 6 tablespoons cream or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1 pound confectioners' sugar
In a sauce pan, bring Coca-Cola, oil, margarine, and cocoa to a boil, mix the sugar, flour and salt, Pour in the boiling liquid and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda, and vanilla and beat well. Pour into a greased and floured sheet cake pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
For Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter cocoa, and milk and heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the hot cake. Cool and cut.
Dead on like Cracker Barrel! has anyone tried making this into cupcakes? I'd love to make cupcakes out of it and freeze most of them so I'm not tempted to eat the entire cake :)
Mar 17, 2012
So moist!! I followed the recipe presicely and it turned out wonderfully! I did, however, pour the batter into 4 cake pans to make a 4-layer cake, and whipped up a chocolate cream cheese filling to layer in between. Mmmm! Also, make sure that you frost the cake immediately after making frosting- as the frosting sets into semi-firm consistency. Thank you and I'll be making this one again!
Feb 6, 2011
My family loves this cake. It is frequently requested, and my niece says it is better than Cracker Barrel's!!
Feb 4, 2011
cookchefcook Member since: January 1, 2010
I was skeptical about whether or not this cake would be as good as everyone says but it was! I'm curious if diet coke would work - or if the sugar content is what is needed or if there would be an aftertaste. Maybe I'll experiment but it really was good as is.
Aug 18, 2009
mrgearin Member since: August 18, 2009
This cake was pretty easy to make, turned out wonderful! The most moist scratch cake I've ever baked. Everyone thought it was delicious, just like at Cracker Barrel.
Nov 20, 2008
Sugarpop Member since: April 4, 2008
I think this came out very well. Everyone enjoyed it.
Sep 19, 2007
I made this last night and it was great. The cake is very moist and the frosting is delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Mar 15, 2006
I've been to Cracker Barrel a bunch, but never tried their Coca Cola cake. This is great!! Honestly, I can't make it again or I will eat it all... it is really that good.
Mar 11, 2006
I made this cake for my nieces birthday, it was a huge hit. Not too chocolaty, just right.
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