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Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake

By Todd Wilbur


Score: 4.25. Votes: 4
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Menu Description: "A Cracker Barrel tradition. Our rich, chocolate cake made with real Coca-Cola is baked right in our own kitchen. It's served with premium vanilla bean ice cream and makes for a warm treat on a cool day."

Cracker Barrel's signature dessert is moist and chocolaty, with just a hint of Coke flavor. Coca-Cola is added to the batter for our clone, and we'll double up on the chocolate by using melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder. A little more Coke goes into the creamy chocolate icing that's also made by melting chocolate chips. Be sure to slide on down to the "Tidbits" at the bottom of the recipe for a great way to easily get the cake out of your baking pan in one piece.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Cake
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola soda
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Icing
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 1/3 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Coca-Cola soda
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Cracker Barrel
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

      2. Melt butter and 1 cup chocolate chips in a large bowl in your microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.

      3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar for 30 seconds with a mixer on medium speed. Mix in the oil and vanilla. Pour this mixture into the chocolate mixture, then add Coca-Cola and blend for 30 seconds.

      4. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Pour this dry mixture into the wet stuff, and mix with electric mixer until well combined. Pour the batter into a buttered 9x13-inch baking pan and bake cake for 35 to 38 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean.

      5. Make the icing while the cake cools by combining 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips and 6 tablespoons butter in a medium mixing bowl. Microwave the butter and chocolate for 1 minute or until the chocolate softens. Use an electric mixer on low to blend the chocolate with the butter, and then add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Blend in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, add 1/3 cup Coca-Cola, and mix for 1 minute until smooth and creamy. Use a spatula to frost the entire surface of the cake with the icing.

      6. To serve cake, slice it into 12 squares. Serve each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

      Makes 12 servings.
       
      Tidbits: For easy removal of the cake, line the pan with a "sling" of parchment paper that hangs over the edge of the pan. When the cake is cool, you can easily pull up on the parchment paper to remove the cake.

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Score: 4.25. Votes: 4
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GRB
Nov 15, 2014, 23:00

The cake is good, but it is not as rich and chocolate-y as the one served by Cracker Barrel. This is by no means a "bad" cake, but it does not favorably compare to the Cracker Barrel cake.

Yvette
Oct 28, 2014, 22:00

I was excited that this turned out. Everyone loved it. It was sooo moist. Thank you.