I don’t know how you feel about Cracker Barrel restaurant, but around here, they are a whole big thing.
I know that not all of you have a Cracker Barrel. I grew up in lots of other states, and while we had things like Bob’s Big Boy and Friendly’s (miss them both so so much), here, we have the Cracker Barrel.
The Cracker Barrel is basically like an old timey store connected to an old timey restaurant. The best part about the old timey store is the candy. They have lots of cool candy, but the only problem is that it costs like infinity dollars. So if you’re going to buy the old timey candy, do it BEFORE you eat and not after. Because by the time you eat and get all full and pay all the monies, the last thing you want to do is spend two dollars on candy wax bottles.
But then later you get home and wish you would have bought the candy.
Trust me on this.
How to make Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake
- I went with homemade cake over cake mix on this one, because I really wanted to infuse that Coca Cola flavor. To do so, I added cola, oil, butter and cocoa together in a saucepan and brought it to a boil. This made a thick, Coca Cola-y chocolate sauce that is AMAZING.
- I used buttermilk so that the cake is extra moist and flavorful.
- I made a cooked chocolate frosting for this recipe. It’s so flavorful and fudge-y!
The Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake is absolute PERFECTION. Chocolatey, kind of dense, kind of fluffy. I adapted it from a recipe I found online, but I subbed Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder for regular because all the reviews said, it was “Just chocolatey enough” and I was like…yeah, no. That means it’s not chocolatey enough for ME.
This is perfect for Sunday supper, potlucks, or Tuesdays. It’s in my permanent rotation now — we all loved it!!
Watch the recipe video below to see how it all come together!
- 1 cup coca cola
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
- 3 heaping-ish Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 stick salted butter
- 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan and set aside.
- In the large bowl of a mixer, stir together sugar and flour and set aside.
- In a saucepan, bring cola, oil, butter and cocoa to a boil. Pour into the flour mixture and beat on medium low for about a minute. Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla and beat on medium for a minute more. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately upon removing cake from oven, prepare frosting.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, cocoa powder and milk to JUST boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over cake and quickly spread. Let cake cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until serving.
Adapted from CD Kitchen
This is one of those cakes that is perfect for ANY occasion. I hope you enjoy it!!
And since we are talking about cake, my friend Shelly happened to make her grandma’s Sunday Chocolate Cake. Doesn’t it look perfect?
We all know grandma’s recipes are the best, so hop over and take a peek!!
Enjoy and have a fabulous Thursday!!