Can of Coke Pot Roast

It was tough trying to figure out what to make for dinner on Sunday afternoon knowing my boyfriend and I had the whole day to prepare something. We couldn’t settle on a recipe right away. Lately I have been surfing on Pinterest, checking out their food section. One of the recipes I came across was one that I have always wanted to try – the can of coke recipe for cooking beef pot roast in a crock pot. Apparently the coke provides flavor and a base for the broth. I wanted to see if this was really something worth sharing. The recipe only involves a few ingredients.

1 package dry onion soup mix

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can Coke (or any other soda you want to try)

2 lb beef pot roast

fresh vegetables (we decided on potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and onion)

First prepare all of your ingredients. Chop the vegetables to your liking. Set aside.

Place the pot roast in the crock pot. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over the meat and then add in the cream of mushroom soup. Pour in the soda. We were unable to find a can of Coke at the grocery store so I just grabbed a whole bottle. That just means more tasty broth!

Add in your vegetables. Briefly stir to get the liquid and vegetables evenly distributed around the beef. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Or if you are crunched on time like we were, cook on high for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally.

A super easy recipe that not only tastes good but it fills your whole house with an amazing smell. I realized this recipe would work out much better during the cold winter weather when you need something to warm up with. I would like to try using Dr. Pepper next time to see how different the end result is.

Recipe found on the Feels Like Home Blog.

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Cherry Coke Cupcakes

When I came across the recipe for cherry coke cupcakes, I was so excited to try it. Who had ever heard of making a dessert that tasted like cherry coke?! I bookmarked it right away and figured I would make it to take to work. I did google the recipe to compare different ones and I decided to go with what looks like the original recipe on the blog of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. I had never really heard of putting a glaze over an already frosted cupcake, but they looked so cute!

For the cake:

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 stick butter, melted

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1 cup Coca-Cola

 

For the frosting:

2 sticks salted butter, softened

10 oz jar maraschino cherries

4 cups powdered sugar

 

For the glaze:

1/4 cup Coca-Cola

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 cups powdered sugar

4 tbsp butter, melted

maraschino cherries and gummi coke bottles to decorate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper muffin cups. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, butter, buttermilk, eggs and coke. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl and continue to beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way and bake cupcakes for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool before frosting.

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and 4 tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice together. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Coarsely chop half of the maraschino cherries and add to frosting. Beat on high for 1 minute until fluffy. Generously frost cooled cupcakes.

Lastly, melt the butter for the glaze in a small saucepan over low heat.  Once fully melted, add cocoa powder and coke. Whisk well. Once the glaze begins to boil, remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Spoon the glaze over the frosted cupcakes.

Finish them off with a cherry and a coke bottle gummi! These turned out so well and tasted so good. This recipe is definitely something to keep in the cookbook and I received many comments about the cupcakes. They looked like they came right out of a bakery. The pictures do not do them justice. You’ll just have to try this recipe for yourself to see.

The cupcakes were surprisingly easy to bake and assemble. I was a little intimidated by the three layers that made up these treats, but I used a special frosting tupperware my mother bought a long time ago. I will be using that from now on!