Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

2 C all-purpose flour
2 C sugar
1/4 C cocoa powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1 C butter
1 C Coca Cola
1/2 C buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 T vanilla extract
(Glaze ingredients listed below.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 cake pan.Stir together the first six (dry) ingredients. In a saucepan over medium high heat, stir together the next three (wet) ingredients until it comes to a rolling boil. Take it off the heat and add it to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract. Pour it into the greased cake pan and bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.When the cake is nearly finished baking, make the glaze by mixing in a saucepan 1/2 C butter, 1/4 C cocoa powder and 1/2 C Coca Cola. When it boils, remove from heat and slowly stir in 1/2 t vanilla extract, 4 C sifted confectioners sugar until nice and smooth. If desired, add about 1 C chopped pecans and give it a stir. Pour this warm glaze right over the hot cake. So yummy!

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