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Doubling Up The Christmas Cheer!

We’re having so much fun with DOUBLE-COLA holiday recipes we couldn’t stop at just one! That’s right…we’ve got a DOUBLE-COLA RECIPE DOUBLE-FEATURE for you.

DOUBLE-COLA Pineapple Glazed Ham

We’ll start off with the dinner table…you probably already had turkey for Thanksgiving, so maybe you are considering ham for Christmas. Take this ham to the next level with a fantastic DOUBLE-COLA Pineapple Glaze!


Ingredients:

  • One 8-10 Pound Bone-In Spiral Ham

  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar

  • 1 Can (12oz) of DOUBLE-COLA

  • 1 Can (20 oz) of Sliced Pineapple, drained

  • 2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard

  • 1/2 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper

  • Whole Cloves


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Cover the ham tightly in aluminum foil and place in an oven-safe dish.

  3. Bake ham for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove ham from oven. Using whole cloves and toothpicks, secure pineapple slices to the outside of the ham.


To make Glaze:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, add brown sugar, DOUBLE-COLA, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pepper. Stir well to combine.

  2. Heat mixture on medium heat until it reaches a boil, stirring continuously

  3. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.

  4. When glaze is finished, brush the ham with a layer of glaze getting in between pineapple slices. Continue to bake in oven uncovered.

  5. Repeat brushing of the ham every 15 minutes until the ham is cooked (internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

  6. Cut ham into slices and serve with your favorite Christmas dinner sides. Enjoy!


That DOUBLE-COLA Pineapple Glazed Ham is sure to be the cornerstone of your family holiday meal this year and for years to come! After you’ve had time to watch some basketball or football, it’s time for dessert.


DOUBLE-COLA Chocolate Cake

A lot of families have long-standing traditions of having pie after Christmas dinner. Whether it’s apple, pumpkin, or pecan…or even something a little more unusual like keylime!...we won’t argue with tradition! But how sweet would it be to double-up on your dessert options for the holidays? We have just the thing: DOUBLE-COLA Chocolate Cake!


Haven’t had DOUBLE-COLA Chocolate Cake? Well, you’re in for a treat…this is a rich, heavy, and moist cake recipe that’s an automatic crowd pleaser, sure to leave everyone wanting seconds!


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar

  • 2 cups of flour

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1 can/glass bottle of DOUBLE-COLA (12oz)

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa

  • 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened and cut into cubes)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • Optional: Chocolate icing and chocolate shavings to decorate

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together granulated sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside for later.

  3. Combine DOUBLE-COLA, cocoa, and softened butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.

  4. Pour the DOUBLE-COLA mixture into the dry mixture. Mix together and set aside.

  5. In a large sized mixing bowl, beat together the unsalted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until completely smooth.

  6. Gradually whisk the DOUBLE-COLA mixture in, mixing completely each time.

  7. Pour cake batter into a lightly greased cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.

  8. While the cake is baking, pop open a DOUBLE-COLA and enjoy. You deserve it!

Optional: Wait for the cake to completely cool and ice with chocolate icing. Finish off by decorating with chocolate shavings.


Whether you go with a fantastic ham or an amazing cake—or both!—post a pic of your creation on Instagram and make sure to tag us @drinkdoublecola and use the #ItsaDOUBLEthing


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