Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dr. Pepper Cake with Flour Cooked Frosting… and a birthday surprise!

It’s time!! A much awaited surprise….

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNE!!!

We’re having a party for the coolest #TEXAN I know! Go check her out if you haven’t already. She’s really the cat’s meow.

HA. NERD ALERT.

Did I just say that?

But for real, in case you didn’t know, she is whom I have to thank for my blog name! We spent weeks and weeks emailing back and forth as she listened to me list and list and list hundreds of possible blog names, before she suggested…. THE HILL COUNTRY COOK!!!

Thank you Jeanne !

In case you didn’t know, nothing screams TEXAS more than Dr. Pepper, so this cake is in honor of my favorite Texas blogger. With the addition of buttermilk, it has a fine, moist crumb. I LOVE LOVE LOVE any cake with vinegar or buttermilk; when I see that, I know it’s going to be good.

COOKED FROSTING if you haven’t tried it is about to be your new best friend. You start with a white sauce, or cream gravy base. I know, it sounds weird. You just mix up milk and flour on the stovetop, and then let it cool COMPLETELY.

If it’s warm in the least bit, it will melt your butter when it’s time to add. Make sure and keep beating, longer than you think you have to, and it gets nice and fluffy.

Sometimes I add vanilla, other times almond extract, and this time I added fiori di sicilia from King Arthur for a nice faint citrus and chocolate flavor combo.

Anyhow, it’s the best frosting you’ll ever try; it’s not too sweet, but perfect for cake.

Oh and we have another little surprise for her, of the felty kind, so be sure to check us out Saturday!!!!

Hmmmmm….. wonder what’s going on? We all have injuries to show for it…..

To keep the party going, check out:
Kirsten’s Orange Cream Pie
Allison’s Coca Cola Cake
Beka’s Aged Manhattan
Megan’s Nutella Turnovers
Madelyn’s Cheesey Chorizo Dip
Anne’sMexican Vanilla Ice Cream Cones
Monica’s Tropical Ice Cream
Lauren’s Mini Key Lime Pies with an Animal Cracker Crust
Madeline’s Fig, Fontina and Pecan Flatbread
and Carrie’s Coconut Banana Brownie Pie

 

~Peace, Love, and Soda Cakes Y’all,

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Dr. Pepper Cake with Flour Cooked Frosting

Yield: serves 12

Ingredients:

Cake:
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup Dr. Pepper
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Frosting:
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and sugar a 9x13 pan, or two 9 inch rounds. Sift together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, coacoa and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In a saucepan, mix the Dr. Pepper and chocolate chips over low, and stir until melted. Set aside.
Combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla in a mixer and mix for two minutes, until well combined. Slowly mix in Dr. Pepper mixture, and continue mixing until well combined.
With mixer on low, gradually add in dry ingredients and beat two more minutes. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

For frosting:
Cook flour and milk in a saucepan over low, stirring constantly, until it gets really, really thick. Set aside, and let it cool COMPLETELY.
In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until really fluffy. Then beat in the flour 'til it gets more fluffy! Add in vanilla and beat some more. Spread on 9x13 cake or half the recipe for cupcakes.

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15 Responses to “Dr. Pepper Cake with Flour Cooked Frosting… and a birthday surprise!”

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    Tropical Ice Cream {And a Virtual Birthday Party!} « (Mostly) Healthy Eats « The Grommom — March 7, 2013 @ 2:20 am

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — March 7, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Oh man…that cake looks soooo good and you now have me dying to try flour cooked frosting and fiori di sicilia! Jeanne is so wonderful and I’m so happy to be participating in her special day. Just wish I could be having a slice or 2 (or 3!) of this scrumptious cake!

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    Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World — March 7, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    YES!!! Fist bump to my cake twinsie! I love all of this, and I bet that as much as I love my Coke cake, this Dr Pepper one would be even more up my alley. I just wish I could have it in my house without drinking All of It (there was a time that I seriously considered moving to Waco… obsessed). Enjoy this goodie – happy birthday, Jeanne!

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    Jeanne (NanaBread) — March 7, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    This is SO up my alley, Katie. We are a Dr Pepper family, and I love the cooked flour frosting. My mother makes this with coconut sprinkled on top for her red velvet cake. You totally nailed this one. It’s perfect. Thank you SO MUCH for the lovely cake and for the birthday wishes. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such thoughtful friends. Hugs! -jeanne

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    Madeline — March 7, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I’m so intrigued! Trying this soon!

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    Amy Tong — March 7, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    This is such a great cake to celebrate a great blog friend’s birthday. :) I’ve never tried this type of frosting before and I can’t wait to make some soon.

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    Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic — March 8, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    I totally heart Dr. Pepper. I’ve used in to cook just about everything, but never in a cake. This shall change *really* soon. That cooked flour frosting was my grandma’s go-to buttercream.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 8, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    I could use a tall glass of the Dr. right now!! This looks amazeballs, Katie!!

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    Kat — March 9, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    Katie, this looks SO 11/10. I have never ever heard of flour-frosting before? Is this a Southern thing? Regardless, I’m going to have to take a whack at this because we all know that frosting is pretty much the be all-end all of my life. XOXOXO

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