Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake (With Video)

This Copycat Coca Cola Cake recipe is every chocolate lover’s dream and tastes like the one you can get at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store! It’s so chocolatey, fudgy, and rich, your whole family will want seconds of this delicious homemade Coca Cola Chocolate Cake.

This Coca Cola Chocolate Cake is so easy to make from scratch and will be a new family favorite for sure!

If you are a fan of Cracker Barrel and love their fudgy coca cola cake you’ll love this delicious from scratch recipe.

It’s extra fudgy because we’re using melted butter which adds flavor in combination with oil which adds moisture and extra chocolatey because of the big amount of cocoa powder which gives this cake a rich and deep flavor.

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You might know by now that I have the biggest sweet tooth and love everything chocolatey from Chocolate Mousse to Chocolate Banana Bread.

This Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake is the perfect dessert for every chocolate lover. If you have a sweet tooth you definitely have to try this recipe!

This Copycat version of the famous Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola cake tastes so fudgy and delicious.

The secret of this famous recipe is that they accidentally used double the amount of cocoa during recipe testing but because everyone loved this new darker, richer and denser version of the Coca Cola Cake they added it to their menu.

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Helpful Tips to make Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake:

  • Use quality ingredients for the best taste and measure your ingredients correctly. Don’t scoop the flour and cocoa powder, spoon and level them instead.
  • If you don’t have salted butter on hand, you can use unsalted butter instead and add 1 tsp of salt to the recipe.
  • Instead of Dutch-process cocoa powder, you can also use the same amount of unsweetened cocoa powder. If using unsweetened cocoa powder reduce the amount of baking powder to 1/2 tsp and add 1 tsp baking soda to the flour mixture. Using Dutch-process cocoa results in a darker cake.
  • Baking time depends on your oven. Test for doneness with a skewer about 5 minutes before the time is up.
  • This cake can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • If you want to serve it warm microwave single slices of cake for a few seconds.
  • Serve this cake with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

    What you will need to make Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake:

    • 13x9-inch Baking Pan - I love this baking pan! It’s super easy to clean, everything slides right off. I use this pan for all my 9×13-inch cakes, bars, and casseroles.
    • Cocoa Powder - This cocoa powder gives an amazing, dark, rich chocolate flavor.
    • Ice Cream Scoop -  My favorite ice cream scoop!
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    Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake

    This Coca Cola Cake recipe is every chocolate lover’s dream and tastes like the one you can get at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store! It’s so chocolatey, fudgy, and rich, your whole family will want seconds of this delicious homemade Coca Cola Chocolate Cake.
    prep time: 20 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 50 mins


    For the Coca Cola Cake
    • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 6 tablespoons dutch-processed cocoa
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 cup salted butter
    • 1 cup coca cola
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    For the Frosting
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 cups powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a large bowl and a hand mixer, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Whisk until no clumps remain and set aside.
    3. In a small saucepan combine butter, coca cola, and oil. Bring to a boil.
    4. Pour mixture into the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until combined. 
    5. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined, about 1 minute.
    6. Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
    7. Make the frosting immediately after removing the cake from the oven.
    8. Combine butter, cocoa powder and milk in a saucepan and heat up until just boiling.
    9. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth then spread over warm cake quickly.
    10. Let cake cool to room temperature.

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    1. Love the idea ! Pinning, of course :-)

    2. Where can I find dutch-processed cocoa? Amazon feedback and questions are iffy about it? Anybody know? I would love to make this.


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