Are you a Pepsi or Cocoa-Cola person? This Pepsi Cake will help you make up your mind in this Double Fudge Chocolate Pepsi Cake that is a perfect dessert for a crowd.
When I graduated from college, I decided to be an adult and move to Atlanta, GA. No plans or security. I was just going to figure it out. I thought moving to Atlanta would be a good place to start my career and, perhaps, meet my husband and have some babies. Well, one out of the three occurred. I started my career. My first job out of college was a supervisory role with Target Stores. Not what I enjoyed or even, dare I say it, liked. Oh yea, I strongly disliked my first job. Well, let me say, I strongly disliked retail. I had never worked in retail before then.
Anyway, when I moved to Atlanta I quickly learned that you had to be on a team. A Cola team. You were either #teamcocacola or #teampepsi. Well, I guess it is just the Yankee in me but boy do I strongly prefer Pepsi. People in the south love Coca-Cola. I guess it makes sense. I mean the Coca-Cola headquarters are there.
Double Fudge Pepsi Cake
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 16-20 1x
An ultimate delicious and moist chocolatey cake made with a little Pepsi for extra moisture!
- 1 c. Pepsi
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil
- 1 stick butter
- 3 heaping tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 c. flour
- 4 oz. Bakers Chocolate, melted
- 1 tbsp.vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 stick butter
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 6 tbsp.milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 4 c. powdered sugar
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and spray a 9X13 pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar. In a large saucepan, melt the oil, butter, and add Pepsi and cocoa powder and bring to a boil. Once the mixture has begun to boil remove from heat and using a handheld or standing mixer, slowly pour into flour/sugar mixture. Allow batter to cool for about 5 minutes. Next, add Bakers Chocolate, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. Add eggs one at a time and finally baking soda. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minute or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean
- Allow cake to cool and begin to prepare the frosting. Bring the butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a boil and remove from heat. Whisk in the powdered sugar and add vanilla extract. Pour on top of the cake and set in the refrigerator and/or cover at room temperature until ready to serve.
- * Note: the original recipe mentioned to pour the frosting on top of the cake while the cake is still warm. I allowed my cake to cool for about 20-30 minutes before I poured over the frosting and my cake came out fine.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Category: Dessert
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