Collins Family Chocolate Cake

4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup (8 oz) butter
1 cup brewed coffee, cooled
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
½ tsp DLM Cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
Collins Chocolate Frosting
½ cup (4 oz) butter, softened
¾ cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup brewed coffee, cooled

Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9"x13" pan. In a large saucepan, combine chocolate, butter, and coffee. Heat until chocolate and butter are melted. Add sugar and continue cooking over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Combine buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir into the chocolate mixture. Let cool and then stir in flour, blending well.

Pour into prepared 9"x13" pan. Bake 30 minutes or until a

toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Frost with Collins chocolate frosting.

To prepare frosting:

Using an electric mixer cream butter. Add cocoa and blend well. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla and continue blending. Add coffee, a little at a time, until spreading consistency.

Makes 20 servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Per serving: 391 calories; 20g total fat; 12g saturated fat; 65mg cholesterol; 243mg sodium; 54g total carbohydrates; 2g dietary fiber; 4g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains milk and eggs and wheat