Black Magic Cake

Debora Hotard Recipe

By Debora Hotard Grammiedebbie02

This is a very old recipe that my grandmother, handed down to my mother who handed it down to me. When I was a young girl, my mother made this cake using lard. When I started baking it for my family, I replaced the lard with vegetable oil.


Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves:
9
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 c
strong black coffee
1 c
buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions

1
Butter and flour 2 9" cake pans. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk or sour milk, oil and vanilla.
2
beat at medim speed for 2 minutes. DO NOT OVER BEAT. (Batter will be thin. Divide evenly between 2 prepared cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Cake is done when center springs back when lightly pressed on.
3
Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes before removing from pans. Remove from pans and allow layers to cool completely before frosting.
4
Frost with Soft Chocolate Frosting for Black Magic Cake or use any other that you may prefer.
5
Note: To sour milk: use 1 Tablespoon vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let it stand for about 5 minutes and it will be ready to use in any baking recipe that calls for buttermilk.