Collins Family Chocolate Cake

    55 min
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this is a favorite chocolate cake recipe from Verla. The cake is baked in one layer, then it is frosted with a creamy chocolate frosting.

What You'll Need

  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brewed black coffee
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup cocoa 
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee

How to Make It

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, combine chocolate, 1 cup of butter, and 1 cup of brewed coffee. Heat until chocolate and butter are melted. Add granulated sugar and continue cooking until over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Let Cool.

  • Combine buttermilk, soda, eggs, cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Stir into chocolate mixture.  

  • Stir in flour, blending well.

  • Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan.

  • Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  • Frost with the chocolate frosting.

  • Serves 12

  • Frosting

  • Using an electric mixer, cream 1/2 cup of butter until light. Add cocoa and blend well. Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Add 1/4 cup of coffee, a little at a time, until spreading consistency.

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