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Orange-Cola Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

Most people are shocked to learn this moist and luscious cake starts with a mix. Substituting cola for water, adding a hint of orange flavor and serving each slice with dipped strawberries turns a simple mix into a spectacular dessert people love! —Stephanie Vogel, Lincoln, Nebraska
Orange-Cola Chocolate Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups cola
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange extract
  • CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 12 fresh strawberries
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate drink mix
  • 1/4 cup cola
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, cola, oil and extract. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Wash strawberries and pat dry. Dip each strawberry into chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cake. Garnish each serving with a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Editor's Note: Diet cola is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 556 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (65g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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