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Dr Pepper Cake (Easy and Delicious!)

This decadent Dr Pepper Cake is rich, delicious, and so easy to make! The chocolate frosting on top completes the dessert with rich perfection...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dr pepper
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 731kcal
Cost: $8


For Dr Pepper cake

  • 1 16-21 oz. chocolate cake mix (we use gluten-free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 C melted butter

For Dr Pepper frosting


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix cake mix, eggs, 1 C Dr Pepper and 1/2 C melted butter together
  • Pour into a greased bundt pan
  • Bake at 350 degree for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (start checking at 45 minutes)
  • Once cooled, frost with Dr Pepper frosting below

For the frosting

  • Bring 1/3 C Dr. Pepper, 1/2 C butter, 6 T cocoa to a boil
  • Pour the hot mixture over the powdered sugar and mix well
  • Add Dr Pepper to thin frosting as needed
  • Pour over Dr Pepper cake


Pro tip: Set your cake on a wire rack for faster cooling!

Can you make it dairy-free?

Yes you can make it dairy free! Swap classic cake mix for gluten-free cake mix and butter for vegan-butter.

Can I use different sodas to make it?

Yes you can use root beer, sprite, coke, etc. in these soda cakes! Follow the same directions but for light soda like sprite, I would recommend using vanilla cake mix.


Serving: 1slice of cake | Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 89g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.9mg