Drizzled with caramel and vanilla, this Dr Pepper Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for your next outdoor party, summer picnic or backyard bash!
Raise your hand if you remember when soda came in little glass bottles. I grew up in the 80’s, but I totally still remember glass soda bottles! Cans were certainly more common, but every once in a while, you’d still come across an old vending machine stocked with glass soda bottles.
I actually remember my first barber having one of these glass soda bottle machines. As a kid, I was terrified of any sort of doctor’s appointment, and for some reason I equated getting my hair cut with a visit to the doctor. So to keep me calm and in a somewhat good mood, my Mom would always get me a Dr Pepper from the glass bottle vending machine that sat in the corner of the barber shop. Isn’t it funny the random things that we remember from childhood? I don’t remember taking my first step or losing my first tooth, but boy do I remember that barber shop and those glass bottles of Dr Pepper!
You can imagine my sheer joy when I came across some glass bottles of Dr Pepper at Walmart last week. Talk about a trip down memory lane! I’d actually picked up a pack of cans when I turned a corner and saw the glass bottles. I couldn’t throw…err, carefully place…those bottles in my cart fast enough! When I got home, I promptly put two bottles in the fridge to chill. Then I decided that one of the other bottles should be used to create a delicious pound cake. (BTW, pound cake is one of my favorite cakes of all time…just sayin’.)
What? You didn’t realize that you could use soda to create an awesome pound cake? Well now you know! (They say we learn something new every day…so you can go ahead and check that box off of your “to-do” list for the day.) I decided to spice this pound cake up with a drizzle of either caramel or vanilla. Ah, but which one? Both flavors would work so well on the pound cake. After a bit of internal debate, I just said forget it and went with both! I mean, how can you go wrong with a delicious pound cake drizzled with caramel and vanilla?
Let me tell ya…this Dr Pepper Pound Cake is one delicious cake! We served it at a backyard picnic with friends, and it was a huge hit. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did!
If you’re looking for more tasty pound cake recipes, check out this 7UP Pound Cake!