Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there.
Photo by Henya B.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4

    c all purpose flour

  • 2

    c sugar

  • 3/4

    c cocoa powder

  • 2

    tsp baking soda

  • 1

    tsp baking powder

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    c strong black coffee, cooled

  • 1

    c buttermilk

  • 1/2

    c vegetable oil

  • 1

    tsp real vanilla extract

  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1/2

    c margarine, softened

  • 2

    oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled

  • 3

    c powdered sugar

  • 3

    Tbsp milk

  • 2

    tsp real vanilla extract

Directions

1 Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. 2 Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin. 3 Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans. 4 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9x13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans. 5 Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

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