Black Magic Cake

BLACK MAGIC CAKE
Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves: 9
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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

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Debora Hotard Recipe
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Houma, LA (pop. 33,727)
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Member Since May 2011
Debora's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.

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user Carole F BakersQueen - May 23, 2011
This is a good recipe, I have looked on line for quite a while for good chocolate cake recipes, and found several just like this, I have made several cakes now and this recipe with the strong coffee in it are definitely fabulous...hands down. Thank you for sharing it on here..it is a winner!
user Carole F BakersQueen - May 23, 2011
(correction...it IS, not ARE..definitly fabulous)
user Debora Hotard Grammiedebbie02 - May 24, 2011
It is a great chocolate cake. It was the most requested cake from my chilren when they were growing up. I still make this cake for them when they visit.
user kimberly shaw kimzorshaw6 - Jun 4, 2011
Can you use bought frosting like milk chocolate to save time cause I never have the ingredients for the homemade frosting.

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