Dr. Pepper + Oatmeal = Cake?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Yes, I know it sounds weird.. maybe even gross.. but, YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!!!

It's like a mix between oatmeal cookies, Dr. Pepper soda, and German Chocolate Cake.

I'm not really making it sound any yummier, but it is SO GOOD!

Homesick Texan blogged this recipe and it has become my favorite cake! Check out her website for more ideas (plus her pictures are nicer, but give me a break, I'm only 11).

  • 1 1/4 cups Dr Pepper (not diet)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9x9 cake pan. Pour the Dr Pepper over the oats and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well blended. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla and stir until fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and kosher salt. Add flour mixture and Dr Pepper and oatmeal to the creamed butter and eggs, and stir until a thick batter is formed.

Pour the cake batter into the pan, and bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

Ten minutes before the cake is done, make the icing. On low heat, melt the butter, and then stir in the brown sugar, buttermilk, cinnamon, salt, coconut and chopped pecans.

When the cake is done, turn on the broiler. While still warm, spread on top of the cake the icing, and place the iced cake under the broiler for 15-30 seconds are until lightly browned.

Really, I don't really need to tell you each and every one of our reactions... but I can tell you that it was gone in two sittings! We inhaled, devoured, ate a little bit while it was still warm from the oven (this was the best, I think)... but then we held off to finish the rest the next day! Next time, we will eat the whole thing while it is still warm! 


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