Monday, July 27, 2009

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

Tonight we had our Mom's Night Out with MOPS and our theme was Christmas in July. So we all brought special Christmas themed dishes. It was a lot of fun! Our host even decorated her house up for the occasion.

I decided to make Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake. It's one of my favorite cakes and very easy as well.

Sorry the picture isn't the best. I hated to cut a piece before I took it to the get together. So I took a picture of it whole. It is very good though!

Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake

1 C. Coca-cola
1/2 C. oil
1 stick Margarine
3 Tbsp. cocoa
2 C. sugar
2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla


In a sauce Pan, Bring Coca-Cola, Oil, Margarine, and cocoa to a boil. In a bowl, mix the sugar, flour and salt. Pour into the boiling liquid and beat well. Add the eggs, Buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla. Beat well. Pour into a greased and floured sheet cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

1/4 lb. Margarine
3 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. cream or milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. confectioners sugar

In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients, and spread on the hot cake. Cool and cut.

What recipes remind you of Christmas? I can't believe it will be here in about 5 months!

This is being linked up at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.


Ave said...

Mmm, what a good idea!
Sounds really yummy!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Looks and sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


heartnsoulcooking said...

I love is recipe. My son use to work at Cracker Barrel and always wants me to make this cake. Now I can. Come by and visit my blog@
I became a follower of your blog, maybe you can do the same. Geri

Melanie and Josh said...

Hey Amanda,
I didnt know you are a fellow blogger I wish I could have come to the MNO last night...Josh got home WAAAY too late for me to make it! Oh well! I am really looking forward to getting to know you and the other ladies on the leadership team this year! Looks like ya'll did some fun planning the other night! Check out my blogs sometime:
Melanie Cooper

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi from a MOPS mom in Virginia. :) Visiting from Jen's party. I love that recipe and have made it before. :) It's to die for! If you have a chance to stop by, I have my 200th post Giveaway going on. :)

Ginger said...

My mom used to make a Coke cake... wonder if this is similar.

Jenny said...

That is a good recipe.

Recipes that make me think of Christmas... mmm....

Quick Chocolates
1/2 bag semi sweet chips
1/2 bag butterscotch chips
1 cup cashews (or favorite nut)
12 oz. bag crispy chow mien noodles

In a big bowl, toss together the noodles and nuts, set aside.
In a med. microwave bowl, melt the chips together. Stir well to blend.
Pour over noodle/nuts. Stir and toss until evenly coated. It is okay to break up the noodles some as you mix.
Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Once hardened, store in air-tight containers.
You can also use all semi-sweet chips for a more dark chocolate version.

Cheery Cherry Cookies
use your favorite shortbread recipe. Shape dough into balls (about a tbs.). Press 1/2 a maraschino cherry on the top. Bake until the edges just start to get golden.
[sorry for the imprecise recipe but I can't find my regular one]

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Both of those sound yummy! My kids love cherries so I bet they'd like those. I made something like the quick chocolates one time for christmas. They were yummy!
God bless,

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi Amanda. Thanks for joining us at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. My Great Aunt had a similar recipe for Coca Cola Cake. The cake always reminds me of her and fond memories. Thanks for helping bring her to my mind today. I enjoyed looking through your blog.Faith Family and Food... sound like all the stuff I care about, as well.

Astrid said...


That sounds yuuuummmmy!
Now- can you taste the Coca Cola? What does it do?

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

I can't taste the cola in it and the kids kept asking me why it doesn't taste like coke. LOL I'm not sure what it does for it. It is a very good and rich cake though!
God bless,

elizabeth said...

This sounds fabulous! I remember many moons ago having a chocolate coke cake and it was so moist. I'm printing this recipe to try for my family - thank you!

Jena said...

I am sorry that I missed MNO. I can't wait to try the cake, thanks for the recipe. Looks delish.

Gretchen said...

Ohhh GIRL! Thanks for the recipe. My daughter was "grown" in utero on Cracker Barrel's cake! I can't wait to make this one! Thanks!!