Debora Hotard Recipe

Black Magic Cake

By Debora Hotard Grammiedebbie02


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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.

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 Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: For Kids

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34 Comments

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Connie Rose Rosechina
Feb 7, 2014
Great "go to" cake! Everyone loves it whenever I make it.
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Connie Rose Rosechina
Feb 7, 2014
I love this cake but does anyone else have a problem with it overflowing the pans? It happens every time I make it and then the house is filled with burnt chocolate smelling smoke....yikes!
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Debora Hotard Grammiedebbie02
Sep 20, 2013
Isn't always fun to make a recipe your own Enid. That I had a hand in your new recipe is life-giving to me. So glad that you liked the original enough to experiment with it a little.
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Jul 14, 2012 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: CHATTERBOX Daughters of the KING JUST CAKES Looking for... Photo-less
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gloria moore bubblesfla
Jul 14, 2012
I am retired now, have really got'n in to bake'n..wow this cake was the hit of a party and was asked to bring it to the next gathering..