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We’re in the middle of NCAA® March Madness celebrations and I wanted to put a new spin on our snack bar for our friends. The usual spread of hot dogs, brats, and pretzels has an overly salty theme going on. I thought it was time to sweeten things up, and why not do that with flavors created from a Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart.
I had three flavors to choose from, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke and Coke Zero, all in cans. I decided to buy all of them because Walmart has a deal of four packs (16 cans) for $5 or two packs for $3. I picked up four packs, so I got one of each flavor, then I grabbed an extra Cherry Coke because it’s a family favorite. I found the Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack’s available at Walmart in a special display near the checkouts, so watch for them. I snapped a picture of them so you’ll know what you’re looking for.
I have never created a black forest recipe, so it was one of the first things that came to mind when I was brainstorming my sweet treat to share with friends. I decided to use Cherry Coke in this extremely easy recipe for Black Forest Cobbler to boost the cherry flavor. Wow, did it work! Here’s how it’s done.
Gather your ingredients and set the oven to 350 degrees. The basics you’ll need are cherry pie filling, a chocolate cake mix and a can of Cherry Coke. I also used chocolate chips, but those are optional and add an extremely rich flavor to the cobbler.
This is how easy it is to assemble. First, put your cherry pie filling down in a 9×13 dish. We love cherries, so we used two 21 oz cans.
If you’re using chocolate chips, pour those on top of the pie filling. I used a butter knife to sort of swirl them into the pie filling.
Finally pour on your Cherry Coke. One can is all it takes. Don’t mix it into the cake mix, and watch out for the fizz!
Carefully make sure all of the cake mix is moistened. Any dry mix, such as what you see in the above picture, won’t bake in and will remain a powdery consistency when you pull it out. Just remember, don’t mix in all of the cake mix layer with the Cherry Coke. If you do you’ll get more of a cake consistency than a crustier consistency.
Time to bake your creation. See, I told you it was easy. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. The top of the cake should have a slight crust to it. Adjust time if needed.
While I waited for my Cherry Coke Black Forest Cobbler to bake up, I decided to pour myself another Cherry Coke over ice. I love this Coke glasses I purchased years ago. It always seems necessary to pour my Coke into one of these.
I love the look of the chocolate with the cherries underneath! Serving this delicious creation to friends for NCAA® March Madness has put a giant smile on my face. One suggestion though, I created this to address the super salty food spread we had going before hand, and found out that I need the salty to compliment the sweet of this dessert, so make sure you serve them together! Cherry Coke Black Forest Cobbler tastes excellent with a side of brats and pretzels, washed down with a Vanilla Coke. With the Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart there are plenty to share with friends and family.
Want to keep your Coca-Cola cool? Just stick them in a bowl of ice. Your friends will definitely thank you later.
Once I let it cool enough to cut, it was an irresistible touch to our NCAA® March Madness gathering.
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Cherry Coke Black Forest Cobbler
- 1 can Cherry Coke
- 1 package chocolate cake mix
- 2 21 oz cans cherry pie filling
- 1 package chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a 9×13 baking dish mix pie filling and chocolate chips.
- Layer cake mix on top of pie filling without mixing it in.
- Slowly pour Cherry Coke over the cake mix without mixing it in. Carefully moisten any powdered mix that floats to the top.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes until a cakey crust forms on the top.
- Cool and enjoy.
What are you serving for NCAA® March Madness? I shared my line up, tell me yours in the comments.