black magic cake (best chocolate cake ever!)

★★★★★ 513 Reviews
Sqrlmama avatar
By Lisa Glass
from Englewood, OH

When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes. One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys. The other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation - they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there. Matter of fact, if my boys knew it was in there, they would freak out since they hate coffee!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! It's a chocolate lover's dream. Simple and straightforward, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love. Coffee enhances the chocolate flavor and buttermilk helps make the cake moist. We don't use margarine often for frosting, but this chocolate one is so good it made a believer out of us. It's perfect on top of the chocolaty cake. Be sure to have plenty of milk on hand.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 513 Reviews
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black magic cake (best chocolate cake ever!)

  • 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

How To Make black magic cake (best chocolate cake ever!)

  • Dry ingredients added to the bowl.
    1
    Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  • Wet ingredients added to the bowl.
    2
    Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes. The batter will be thin.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    3
    Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
  • Baked chocolate cake cooling.
    4
    Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9x13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
  • Whipping the frosting ingredients together.
    5
    Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer.
  • Black Magic Cake frosted.
    6
    Spread frosting on cooled cake.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT