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Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake

 Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake
For a truly different chocolate cake, think outside of the box and inside the slow cooker. This easy dessert comes out warm, moist, fudgy and wonderful. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 2 hours + standing


  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/4 cups cola
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • Vanilla ice cream and maraschino cherries, optional


  • In a small saucepan, bring cola and dried cherries to a boil. Remove
  • from the heat; let stand for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, chocolate, baking powder
  • and salt. Combine the chocolate milk, butter and vanilla; stir into
  • dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cherry mixture. Pour
  • into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.

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Cherry Cola Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • For topping, in a small saucepan, combine the cola, sugar and brown
  • sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in chocolate and rum until smooth. Pour over batter; do not
  • stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until set. Turn off
  • heat; let stand, covered, for 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream
  • and maraschino cherries if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without ice cream and cherries) equals 500 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.