Dr Pepper Cake

Heat Dr Pepper with margarine, but do not boil. Set aside. Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cocoa. Beat together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and baking soda. Add hot Dr Pepper mixture to dry ingredients. Stir in egg mixture, blend well. Pour into greased and floured 15x10-inch sheet cake pan. Bake at 350°F for 25 min.

For frosting: About 5 minutes before the cake is done, heat Dr Pepper, margarine, and cocoa. Stir in powdered sugar, pecans, and vanilla. Spread frosting on the cake while it is still hot. Serves 16.