black magic cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jody Gaudreault
from Eustis, NE

I came across this recipe in 1992 from Classic Baking with Hershey's. Just love this one. A chocolate dream.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 10 to 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black magic cake

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    hershey's cocoa
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 c
    strong black coffee or 2 tsps powdered instant coffee plus 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make black magic cake

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (2) 9 inch round baking pans or (1) 13x9x2 baking pan.
  • 2
    In large mixer bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour patter into prepared pan(s).
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost as desired.
  • 4
    *To sour milk: Use 1 Tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup. For buttermilk I use powdered buttermilk that I push through a small screened strainer adding it to the dry ingredients, following the directions to make 1 cup buttermilk.
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