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Dr. Pepper Cake

1 cup butter or margarine (butter is better)
1 cup Dr. Pepper soft drink
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
4 tablespoons cocoa
2 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Dr. Pepper Frosting
1/2 cup Dr. Pepper
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter. Add the Dr. Pepper soft drink and stir well. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and marshmallows. Pour the Dr. Pepper mixture over the rest of the ingredients in the mixing bowl. Mix them together well. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a greased 9x12 inch pan for 30-35 minutes.

Dr. Pepper Frosting Instructions- Heat Dr. Pepper soda pop, cocoa, and butter or margarine, but don't bring to a hard boil. Stir in rest of ingredients and mix together well. Spread Dr. Pepper frosting on while cake is still hot.

Variation: Use lemon extract instead of vanilla
Variation: Peanut Butter Frosting

6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cup chopped, unsalted peanuts

While the cake is baking, cream the butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter together. Add the milk and mix well. Add the peanuts. Stir well. Spread over the cake while it is still warm. After cake is frosted, put it under the broiler on the top oven rack (about 4-5 inches from top). Broil for a few seconds only, just until frosting starts to get tiny air bubbles. Watch carefully so as not to burn cake. Let cake cool for about half an hour before eating.

Enjoy! Scarlett in FL

* Powdered buttermilk does not have to be mixed separately. I just add the powder with my flour and the water with the my other liquids and let it mix in the batter.
Nancy Rogers


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