Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake & Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings!

You’re either going to LOVE ME or HATE ME after reading this post!

I know…..I know…..I’ve been posting some “naughty” recipes lately! (Sorry Sharon! Luckily she’s on vacation and HOPEFULLY won’t see this!)

But when I saw these recipes withDr. Pepperand Mountain Dewas ingredients…I simply couldn’t help myself! :-)  How’s this for justification…….if I make these desserts….maybe we won’t drink so much soda!!!!   HA!  I can rationalize anything! :-)

So I present to you (without further apology!) Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake from She Wears Many Hats.…and Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings from Or So She Says

Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake
(adapted from “Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca-Cola Cake Recipe”)

1 1/2 cup Dr. Pepper soda
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 stick salted butter (8 tablespoons)
4 tablespoons cocoa powder (again, I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350° F and grease or spray with cooking spray a 13x9x2″ baking pan.
Begin by combining the Dr. Pepper, oil, butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, mix well and turn stove off.
Mix dry ingredients together (sugar, flour and baking soda), add to mixture in saucepan and mix well, by hand. Don’t over beat. DO NOT OVER BEAT.
In a separate small bowl lightly beat the eggs and buttermilk together, then add them to the saucepan and combine batter well by hand, but again, do not over beat.
Pour into a greased baking pan and bake at 350° for approx. 23-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 23-28 minutes:   makes one 13x9x2″ baking pan 

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
from The Pioneer Woman

2 sticks butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tubes crescent rolls
2 granny smith apples
12 ounces of Mountain Dew
Vanilla ice cream

Directions: Peel and slice your apples. Wrap each slice in a crescent dough triangle and place in sprayed (greased) pan. In a bowl, melt your butter and stir in sugar and vanilla. Pour over top of the wrapped apples….or spread on top with a spoon. Pour the Mt. Dew all around and sprinkle with Cinnamon. Place in 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
I really think the KEY to this dessert would be serving it with ICE CREAM! :-)

I’m soooooooooooooooo hungry!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Stephanie Williams says

    We’ve been making these Mt. Dew Dumplings for years now and the always disappear quick. The ice cream is the absolutely *wink wink* necessary to cut the sweetness. My dad requests these every time he comes to visit and he insists they are better with a little cream poured over them. Either way they are always a hit!

  2. Linda Moore says

    I think I will love you for these recipes. Definitely going to try. My waist might not be so happy. But oh well. Have to feed the soul right?!!! Keep up the GREAT work. Just found your website. Love it. When I ran across it. I thought – now this is what I have been searching for- life tips.

  3. Melanie says

    I make both of those and have for a few years! They are family favorites! I will say that I don’t make cakes from scratch…so, my cake is 1 cheap chocolate cake mix and 1. can of dark soda. I just stir and bake and serve with Coolwhip. I really love your blog!