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Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake
like Cracker Barrel's
Rich, delectable cake with Coke and plenty of chocolate,
topped with an icing of more Coke and chocolate.

Prep. Time: 1:25
Serves: 18

1 cup real butter - divided
1 1/4 cup
Coca-Cola - divided
1 oz. square semi-sweet baking chocolate
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder - divided
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tsp. vanilla extract - divided
2 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
3 cups powdered sugar

Ingredients at Firehouse Pantry


-In a saucepan, bring 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup cola, and chocolate to a boil.
-Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows until dissolved.
-Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
-In a bowl, Combine flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
-With an electric mixer, beat together sugar, shortening, oil, and 2 tsp. vanilla until fluffy; beat in eggs and buttermilk.
-Beat in 1/2 of the dry mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
-Beat in cooled cola mixture.
-Add remaining dry mixture and beat for 4 minutes; batter will be thick.
-Pour batter into a greased and floured 13" X 9" X 2" baking pan.
-Bake on top rack of a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
-Cream butter with an electric mixer.
-Beat in 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup cola, chocolate syrup, and 1 tsp. vanilla.
-Slowly add powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl often, while beating with the mixer.
-If frosting seems dry, add small amounts of cola until you reach desired consistency.
-Frost cake while warm.

Notes: Serve topped with natural vanilla bean ice cream.

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6 Visitor Comments About This Recipe
  • 5 Star Recipe! Worth the work. Excellent (only if you love chocolate, that is)

  • This is a fantastic recipe. Well worth the extra effort it takes to make this delightful cake.

  • I haven't tried this yet but I want to thank you very much for it. Coming from Georgia and knowing of this cake since a kid I absolutely LOVE it. Everyone who knew how to make it has passed on leaving no recipe behind and the Cracke rBarrel doesn't always have it. I had tried to save it on the computer the first time and it didn't take; Thank the good LORD for a good archives.

  • The best chocolate cake I have ever made. I think next time I will measure the ingredients a day ahead to save time on baking day. Thanks!
    I tried this cake because it is my mother-in-laws favorite cake. It turned out terrible. At about thirty minutes into the oven, it started overflowing. The middle also did not get done??? I followed directions to the "T". ???

  • I made this recipe and followed the directions to the T and it is nothing like Cracker Barrel. It was so much lighter in color, thicker, not much more than a regular chocolate box cake. Does not have the "wow" factor. The icing was just ordinary too. I used the Nestles Baking cocoa. We went to Cracker Barrel last night for dinner and spoke with the waitress and manager. They said the cake comes to them in plastic pouches and that the marshmallows are in the mix and not melted in the chocolate mix that you boil.

  • Type your comments/questions here. I made this cake for my mom's surprise 60th birthday party and it was a HUGE hit. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe.

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