Sunday, December 18, 2011

Black Magic Cake

This cake has become a staple at all family gatherings.
If this cake isn't on the desert table I'm in deep dark
chocolate trouble. People like it so much, I'm afraid to
take it to a potluck at work cause after that, that's all
they'll want me to bring.

1 3/4 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 C cocoa
2 t baking soda 
1 t baking powder 
1/2 t salt
2 whole eggs
1 C buttermilk -- (or sour milk)
1/2 C oil
1 C coffee -- boiling (or water)
1 t vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting (I usually increase the frosting recipe by 1/2)
  • preheat oven to 350* 
  • in large bowl combine first 6 ingredients 
  • add remaining ingredients beat well for 2 minutes 
  • pour into three 8" (for a tall cake) or 9" prepared pans 
  • bake 35 to 40 minutes 
  • cool ten minutes and remove from pans 
  • cool completely 
  • frost with chocolate cream cheese frosting 

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese -- softened
1/2 C butter or margarine -- softened
16 oz powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 C cocoa
  • Mix all ingredients together and beat well at medium speed with blender until well blended 
  • if too thick add 1 tablespoon milk, at a time until frosting is spreadable
  • spread on completely cooled cake 
**Refrigerate this cake between servings

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