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Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix: Delicious Recipe

Last Updated on January 14, 2023

Dr. Pepper cake with white cake mix is pure magic! In addition to that, the Dr Pepper soda has a distinctive and delicious flavor. Not to mention that it goes well together with a chocolate cake, and it augments the rich chocolate flavor of the cocoa. Additionally, the best part of this cake recipe is that Dr Pepper provides that specific cola taste. And although it is a unique combination for cake mixes, that is what makes Dr Pepper the best. 

So how do you make Dr Pepper cake with box mix? Let’s take a closer look.

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What is Dr Pepper?

Dr Pepper is a sparkling mixture of twenty-three flavors. In addition to that, it is a beloved soda worldwide because of its irresistible and unique taste. Regarding shelf life, the container of the soda and plastic bottles lasts for around three months. On the other hand, cans or glass lasts approximately nine months. However, it very much depends on how you store the Dr Pepper soda and whether it’s been opened or not.

Moreover, you can serve Dr Pepper cold or hot. Yes, you can do it hot by pouring the soda into the saucepan. Then, heat it to 180 degrees Celsius. Once you heat the soda, you can put it in a mug. Afterward, add a slice of lemon to give it flavor. 



What You Will Need: Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake box mix 
  • 3 of eggs
  • 1/2 of buttermilk
  • 1 Dr Pepper soda 
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of salted butter
  • 4 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 

Equipment 

  • Mixing bowl 
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon 
  • Whisk 
  • Rubber spatula 
  • Saucepan
  • 9×13″ Round Cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack

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Step by Step: Make Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix

Step 1 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Afterward, grease and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 2 

Next, heat a saucepan on medium heat and stir in the butter, oil, cocoa powder, and Dr Pepper. After that, allow to simmer, stir well until incorporated, and then remove from heat.

Step 3

After that, add the white cake box mix into the saucepan and continuously stir using a rubber spatula.

Step 4 

In another bowl, whisk in the buttermilk and egg until smooth and combined. Gradually add the buttermilk mixture to the saucepan and mix until well incorporated.

Eggs and buttermilk

Step 5

After that, pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or you can insert a skewer in the center, If it comes out clean, then it is done. 

Step 6

Finally, place it on a wire rack to cool down; make sure that the cake is cool before cutting or frosting.

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Additional Information for Dr Pepper Cake Using Cake Mix

Servings and Preparation Time for Dr. Pepper Cake Using Cake Mix

Tips and Tricks for Making Dr Pepper Cake Recipe

Ensure to read the instructions for the cake mix thoroughly. Follow the step-by-step instructions; it is best to check since every cake mix can differ.

The Dr Pepper soda adds flavor and liquefies the recipe, and also gives carbonation that helps the cake rise. If you are thinking of using a Diet Dr Pepper soda, it will not have the same effect. As an alternative, you can use cherry cola. 

You may be wondering why the recipe calls for both butter and vegetable oil. This duo has different purposes. Because of this, as the vegetable oil gives the texture, the butter supplements the flavor. In addition to that, you can use either one, but it may not have the same effect. 

Butter and vegetable oil

The buttermilk adds a light and moist texture to the cake because the acid breaks down the gluten strands. If buttermilk is unavailable at your local supermarket, you can make one your own by blending a cup of milk and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Ensure you leave it for around ten minutes to settle before use.

You can store the cake in a clean container, or tightly wrap it with plastic wrap. It’ll keep in the fridge for around a week. Additionally, you can store it in the freezer, where it’ll last for around three months.

Remember, Dutch cocoa powder and unsweetened cocoa powder are two entirely different ingredients. Keep in mind that Dutch cocoa powder is not acidic like other cocoa powders. If using that, you will need to add baking powder. This recipe requires unsweetened cocoa powder.

Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix: Delicious Recipe

Dr Pepper cake with white cake mix is pure magic! In addition to that, the Dr Pepper soda has a distinctive and delicious flavor. Not to mention that it goes well together with a chocolate cake, and it augments the rich chocolate flavor of the cocoa. Additionally, the best part of this cake recipe is that Dr Pepper provides that specific cola taste. And although it is a unique combination for cake mixes, that is what makes Dr Pepper the best.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix: Delicious Recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Afterward, grease and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Afterward, heat a saucepan on medium heat and stir in the butter, oil, cocoa powder and Dr Pepper. After that, allow to simmer, stir well until incorporated and then remove from heat.
  • After that, add the white cake box mix into the saucepan and continuously stir using a rubber spatula.
  • In another bowl, whisk in the buttermilk and egg until smooth and combined. Gradually add the buttermilk mixture to the saucepan and mix until well incorporated.
  • After that, pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or you can insert a skewer in the center. If it comes out clean, then it is done.
  • Finally, place on the wire rack to cool down; make sure that the cake is cool before cutting or frosting.

Notes

  • Ensure to read the instructions of the cake mix thoroughly. Follow the step-by-step instructions; it is best to check since every cake mix can differ.
  • The Dr Pepper soda adds flavor and liquifies the recipe, and also gives carbonation that helps the cake rise. If you are thinking of using a Diet Dr Pepper soda, it will not have the same effect. As an alternative, you can use cherry cola.
  • You may be wondering why the recipe calls for both butter and vegetable oil. This duo has different purposes. Because of this, as the vegetable oil gives the texture, the butter supplements the flavor. In addition to that, you can use either one, but it may not have the same effect.
  • The buttermilk adds a light and moist texture to the cake because the acid breaks down the gluten strands. If buttermilk is unavailable at your local supermarket, you can make one your own by blending a cup of milk and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Ensure you leave it around ten minutes to settle before use.
  • You can store the cake in a clean container, or tightly wrap it with plastic wrap. It'll keep in the fridge for around a week. Additionally, you can store it in the freezer, where it'll last for around three months.
  • Remember, Dutch cocoa powder and unsweetened cocoa powder are two entirely different ingredients. Keep in mind that Dutch cocoa powder is not acidic like other cocoa powders. If using that, you will need to add baking powder. This recipe requires unsweetened cocoa powder.
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Dr Pepper Cake With White Cake Mix: Bundt Recipe

You can also make this cake in a Bundt pan and it’s super easy to do! The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

for the cake:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 packet of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can of warm Dr. Pepper (leave a small amount for the glaze)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of butter

for the glaze:

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Dr. Pepper

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and grease your Bundt pan before you begin.
  2. Add the white cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, can of Dr. Pepper, eggs, and butter to a bowl and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Once combined, pour the batter into your prepared Bundt pan and place it in the center of your preheated oven for around 50 minutes. To check whether your cake is fully baked, a toothpick or skewer in the center should come out clean.
  4. To make the glaze, add the sugar, vanilla, and Dr. Pepper to a bowl and stir. Pour the glaze over your warm cake. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Dr. Pepper Baked Goods

There are many baked goods you can make using Dr. Pepper, as it’s a great flavor to add to your cakes. Let’s take a look at how to make a Dr. Pepper vanilla float cake and Dr. Pepper brownies!

Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float Cake Recipe

This recipe is inspired by one from Around the Family Table, and I think it’s absolutely delicious.

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

for the cake:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float

for the frosting:

  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of crushed nuts of choice, to garnish

Now all you need to do is:

  1. With cooking spray, grease a cake pan and preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Grab a bowl and add the cake mix, vanilla extract, and Dr. Pepper. Be sure to add whichever ingredients your instructions on the cake mix calls for.
  3. Pour the batter into your cake pan and bake for around 30-40 minutes. It should be golden brown. Leave to cool completely.
  4. While the cake is cooling, add the butter, half of the sugar, vanilla, and Dr. Pepper to your mixing bowl and beat dr pepper with the white cake mix for a few minutes. Add the rest of the sugar and keep beating until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Once cool, add the frosting to the top of your cake and garnish with the chopped nuts of your choice. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Dr Pepper Brownie Recipe

Brownies are just about my favorite food to bake when using Dr. Pepper. This recipe couldn’t be easier and it’s super quick to prepare and bake.

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 can of Dr Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • pinch of cinnamon

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Grease a pan with cooking spray or butter, and preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well. Once mixed, pour in Dr. Pepper and mix until smooth.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips evenly and pour the batter into your baking pan. Bake in the center of your oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Once cool, cut into slices. Serve and enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with how to make a Dr. Pepper cake with a white cake mix. Dr. Pepper is a great secret ingredient to add to your baked goods, and it helps to make them even more delicious. Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making Dr. Pepper cake with a white cake mix? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

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