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My best friend gave me this when I asked her for a recipe for a family reunion I had coming up. She was right! It is a great recipe and I take it everywhere and have gotten many compliments.

Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 sticks margarine, softened
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 can (12 ounces) Pepsi
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Frosting:
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick margarine
6 tablespoons Pepsi
1 pound (3-1/2 cups) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

Mix flour and sugar together; set aside. In medium saucepan, add margarine, cocoa and Pepsi. Heat to boil and remove from heat. Stir occasionally while heating. Let this set until luke warm. When cooled, pour over flour mixture. Stir by hand until blended. Add eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Batter will be thin. Pour into an 11x17-inch jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. While cake is baking, make frosting. In a saucepan, heat cocoa, butter and Pepsi to boiling point and remove from heat. Then add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts. Beat by hand until smooth. Spread on warm cake.

Janice Miller
Colona




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