So some of my northern friends may not understand the concept of pouring peanuts into your coke. But I feel as a born and raised, tried and true, dyed in the wool southerner that it is my place to teach you about the finer things in life that we enjoy here in Dixie. You can teach me all about how to keep a straight face when ordering ‘pop’ or ‘soda’ and I will teach you about coke and peanuts.
Pouring salted peanuts into an ice cold coke is, my friends, the perfect road trip meal. You get protein, fiber, and your drink all in one convenient bottle. This has been one of my favorite meals when traveling for years. I remember my parents teaching us how to pour the peanuts into our coke bottle with out spilling them in the car. I love that the peanuts get a little softer the longer you leave them in the coke. I love trying to get the very last peanut out after all of the coke is gone. I love the saltiness of the peanuts mixed with the sweet of the coke.
Since it may be a little hard for some of you to swallow (pun intended) the idea of mixing these two items, I thought of a fun way to introduce you to it. I have had the Coca-Cola cake at Cracker Barrel in the past and decided to try and make a coke and peanuts cake. Can’t be too hard, right?
Turns out, it is pretty ridiculously easy. Almost too easy to tell you about, but that won’t stop me.
The cake is just a boxed cake mix (devil’s food chocolate) mixed with 12oz of coke and bake according to the box. No eggs, no oil, no guilt…until we get to the icing that is.
I used this peanut butter buttercream recipe and it is decadent. I mean, it has the word butter in it TWICE, so how can it not be??
Just let your cake or cupcakes cool before icing them and then enjoy!
Next thing you know you’ll be giggling at people who say ‘pop’ and ‘soda’ and you’ll secretly be thinking “bless their hearts, they meant coke”.