11.30.2011

German Creamcheese Gingersnap Cake

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This cake was inspired by my father's birthday, and my father had an affinity for coca cola when we were younger -- we even called it "Daddy Coke." This version of the cake uses Coca cola as a substitute for oil, eggs, and butter. Admittedly, coca cola is not the healthiest ingredient on the face of the earth -- far from it, in fact. That said, if you're concerned with calories, the substitution will still save you hundreds of calories (or you can use diet coke to save another 100 throughout the entire cake, but that only ends up being 5-10 calories per piece). If you're concerned about using coke, try using 1 can of La Croix or 10oz of Sparkling Water. If you're not a fan of the substitution in general, go ahead and follow the cake mix instructions for using eggs, oil, etc.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12-16 Servings
Calories per serving: 150 Calories
Ingredients:
  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake
  • 1 can Coca Cola
  • 1 8oz package Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Softened Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 10 Small Gingersnaps
  • 2 Ziplock bags
Cooking Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine German chocolate cake mix with can of coca cola in a large mixing bowl and combine until well mixed.
  3. Pour into a greased glass cake pan and bake for 28-36 minutes, checking periodically toward the end with a toothpick to come out clean.
    The center of this cake may not rise the way you would expect. If this happens and the cake is uneven, use the back of a spatula to flatten out the cake once it comes out of the oven. It won't affect the taste, promise!
  4. In a clean bowl, combine cream cheese and butter and beat on high until combined. Slowly add sifted powdered sugar and vanilla.
  5. Once the cake has cooled, frost with cream cheese mixture.
  6. Place gingersnaps inside two layers of ziplock bags and place on a cutting board. Use a rolling pin or large face hammer to beat the ginger snaps until crumbly. How fine the gingersnaps are is up to your own discretion. Sprinkle crumbs over frosting and serve!
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3 comments:

  1. Wow, coke, chocolate, and gingersnaps in one recipe! It's a cake for me! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

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