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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Coca Cola Cake

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recipe is ready in 1-2 hrs time: 1-2 hrs

serves/makes:   10


recipe id: 32631
cook method: oven, stovetop

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1/2 cup butter
1 cup Coca-Cola
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
1 square (1 ounce size) semi sweet baking chocolate
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups sugar
2 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup Coca Cola (plus 2-3 Tbsp. additional if needed)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate syrup


Place in a sauce pan butter, cola, semi sweet baking square and bring to a boil remove from heat and add marshmallows and stir until all is blended and the marshmallows are disappear. Set aside to cool enough to tepid or room temperature.

In mixing bowl blend the shortening, oil, vanilla and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and buttermilk and beat until smooth. Mix flour with baking soda, cocoa, baking powder and salt, add half of flour mixture to shortening, egg mixture, and beat. Scrape bowl time to time to clean the sides off so ingredients are blended in batter. Add cooled coca cola mixture and beat. Add remainder of flour and beat until completely smooth about 3 - 4 minutes. Batter will be thick.

Place batter into a 13" x 9" x " 2 oiled and floured baking pan. Set pan on top shelf in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 35 - 40 minutes. Check for completed baking time with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean by sticking in the middle of the cake it is time to come out of the oven and cool.

For Frosting: Cream butter, add cocoa, vanilla, Hershey's Syrup, and coca cola, beat until smooth. Add powder sugar a little at a time and beat constantly. Scrape the sides of bowl time to time to get all ingredients into the frosting. If the frosting seams a little dry add a little more coca cola and beat well.

Frost warm cake. Serve with natural vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy.


852 calories, 43 grams fat, 117 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams protein per serving.
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I used 2 tsp baking powder and that helped it rise more

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Use self rising flour it will rise in middle no more problems!:)

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Aug 21, 2012

Member since: August 21, 2012
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This recipe is slightly off, look up Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake on this website, that's the recipe you want to use. It won't sink in the middle like this one.

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Jun 7, 2011

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Although the taste was fantastic I had a big problem with the sinking. I took the cake out of the pan to place on cooling racks and the middle just fell through. I suggest leaving the cake in the pan until almost completely cooled and then icing it. Trying to ice it while still warm adds to much weight and will make the sinking worse! If I can get the sinking under control it will make the BEST chocolate cake.

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Mine sank in the middle too. When I first took it out of the oven, it was not done so I cooked it for another 10 minutes. That might have been too long because it was a bit dry. I thought the icing was way different than the cracker barrel icing.

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This is my favorite cake to make! If you bake it for just the right amount of time then it comes out perfect and moist! It's wonderful I would recommend it! :)

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Taste just like the Coca Cola cake that I so love from Cracker Barrell! I was so excited to make it and even more exited to eat it.

I do agree with the other reviewer, my cake sank in the middle as well. Didn't affect the taste any though. I think the way to resolve this may be to take the cake out of the pan and turn it upside down and ice!

This recipe has that ZING I was looking for (from the Coca Cola!).

Love it :)

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cake sunk in middle, too much baking powder I assume. Found it to be dry.

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