Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dr Pepper Cake

1 c. butter
1 c. Dr Pepper
2 c. cake flour (regular will work)
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
4 T. cocoa
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla

Heat together butter and Dr Pepper, until butter is melted, but DO NOT BOIL.  Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and cocoa into mixing bowl.  In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla.  Add the hot cola mixture to the dry ingredients and blend well.  Lastly, add the egg mixture, mixing well.  Pour into a sheet cake pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until cake tests done.  About 5 minutes before the cake is done, make the frosting.

1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. Dr Pepper
3 T. cocoa
2 1/2 - 3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat butter, cocoa and Dr Pepper together.  Add nuts, vanilla and powdered sugar.  Blend until smooth.  Spread immediately on hot cake.

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