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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

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?
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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