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Black Magic Cake

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

A moist and magical buttermilk chocolate cake recipe that will have your friends demanding seconds. Customize this black magic cake by using different cake and bundt pans or by adding a quick buttercream icing.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
39 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
  • 2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 cup
    Coffee strong black or 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee plus 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
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add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our Quick Cocoa Glaze to complete this recipe as shown in the image.

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
baking pan baking pan
measuring cups measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
rubber scraper rubber scraper
fluted tube pan fluted tube pan
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan, two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (Batter will be thin). Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.

3

Bake 50 to 55 minutes for fluted tube pan, 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen cake from side of pan and remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost as desired.

 

Tip

To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

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