Cracker Barrel Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake - copycat recipe that tastes better than the original. Super easy to make and is off the charts delicious. The fudge frosting really puts this dessert over the top. The warm frosting is poured over the chocolate cake and it cools to a fudge-like texture. All you need is a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream and you are set!
Preheat Oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch cake pan.
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together coke, oil, butter, and cocoa powder. Heat just until boiling. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and flour.
Add eggs, mixing well. Add buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well and pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake cake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Put aside to start cooling and begin work on frosting right away.
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together butter, cocoa powder, and milk. Heat just until boiling. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour frosting over warm cake. Let cake cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until serving.
Can use Coke or Pepsi.You can make homemade buttermilk with 1 cup of milk and 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. Gently stir and let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes. This will allow the milk to slightly curdle, giving it a buttermilk-like texture and taste.You can use regular or dark cocoa powder. Either will work great.You can make the cake ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.Can add chopped nuts to the frosting. Peanuts, pecans, or walnuts would be delicious.You can take a shortcut and make the cake with a box of cake mix. Replace the water called for on the box with Coca-Cola and make the frosting as directed above.