Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

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Lisa Glass

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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!

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This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! It's a chocolate lovers 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


Rating:

★★★★★ 511 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

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

How to Make Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

About Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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