Showing posts with label Dr. Pepper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dr. Pepper. Show all posts

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dirty Dr. Pepper #Recipe @PegCochran

I'd heard of dirty martinis--a character ordered one in a movie--I think it was one of the Ironman movies.  I had no idea what it was so of course, being ever curious, I had to look it up.  You probably already know that a dirty martini has some of the olive juice added to it.

I recently came across the term "Dirty Dr. Pepper."  A little research revealed that it is a drink created by a soda shop somewhere in Utah.  It sounded like the perfect non-alcoholic drink to serve at a Labor Day get-together.

All the recipes I found varied in terms of quantity and while most recipes called for coconut syrup, some suggested vanilla or even fruit flavors.  I happened to have a bottle of vanilla syrup on hand so I went with that.  My glass only held a half a can of soda so if you are doctoring (no pun intended) a whole can, double the quantities.  Of course they are fluid--use less or more to taste.

Fill a tall glass with ice--crushed ice if you have it

Squeeze in the juice of a quarter of a lime (I would add more next time because it tasted so refreshing.)  Add lime wedge to glass

Grab your can of Dr. Pepper (you can substitute Coke if you like and use diet or regular soda)

Pour Dr. Pepper or soda of your choice over ice

Add a tablespoon of syrup--in this case vanilla--or more to taste

Add a drizzle of cream (optional but yummy)

Stir, add a straw and ENJOY.  Ahhhhhhhh...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake Recipe from author Daryl Wood Gerber




Hooray for this wonderful group of authors with whom I blog. I'm so proud of all of them!
From Daryl and Avery: 

Because I'm writing A Cookbook Nook Mystery series, I'm scouring the aisles and Internet for new cookbooks. I'm also scouring the cookbooks on my shelves for inspired new ideas. I do eat fruit and veggies and grains and protein. Promise. I'm pretty darned healthy. But I love dessert.

So, as I was going through Grady Spears The Texas Cowboy Kitchen that we received from one of my husband's colleagues while working at ESPN — we get all sorts of SWAG and fun stuff, including cookbooks from golfers — I found a recipe for Dr. Pepper Cake. Dr. Pepper in a recipe? Really? Well, yes. In many of the recipes, in fact. In the stew, the additional sugar, and possibly the fizz, makes the meat incredibly tender!

And in the cake, it adds a whole lot of yum. This is easy. I have made it the normal way and gluten-free. It works both ways! But for me to taste it, well, it's got to be gluten-free. Why the candles you ask? Yes, it's my pals' launch week. But I also made this cake for my stepdaughter's birthday. She loved it.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Dr. Pepper Cake


1 cup butter
1 cup Dr. Pepper
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup milk PLUS 1 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla (gluten-free)
1 egg PLUS 2 egg whites
1 cup sweet rice flour*
½ cup tapioca  starch*
½ cup potato starch  *
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. xanthan gum

* Note: You can simply use 2 cups of a packaged gluten-free flour mix like Bob's Mill instead of the combo I've devised. I like my combo. Or for you who can eat regularly, use regular flour and don't add xanthan gum!! :)

1 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons Dr. Pepper
1/1/2 c. powdered sugar

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In saucepan, heat butter, Dr. Pepper and cocoa until boiling.  Remove from heat.  

In a mixing bowl, combine milk, vinegar, soda, vanilla, mix well.

In another bowl, combine eggs, rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, sugar, Xanthan gum.

Combine all three, pour batter into greased 13 x 9 pan.  Bake 45 min. to 1 hour.

While baking, prepare frosting , combing butter, powder and Dr. Pepper in a saucepan and bring to simmer.   Whisk in the sugar and remove.  COOL - very important -  before spreading on cake.

When the cake is done, remove from oven, pierce holes through the cake with a fork.  Drizzle the frosting all over.


This is really good with a glass of milk.


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The first book in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series is coming
July 2013!! It's set in the fictional coastal town of Crystal Cove, California and features Jenna Hart, a "recovering" ad exec who returns home to help her aunt open a culinary bookshop and cafe.

You can pre-order the book HERE.

The 4th in A Cheese Shop Mystery series is out
You can order the book HERE. 

Daryl and Avery are the same author.

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