Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Sometimes you just need a slice of good old-fashioned homemade chocolate cake with a tall glass of milk. I found this recipe Black Magic Chocolate Cake which included coffee in the recipe. I had never made chocolate cake with coffee before and was excited to try it.

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Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup coca powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Cake Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350ยฐ.
  • Butter and flour two 9 inch round pans.
  • In a bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • To the dry ingredients add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla.
  • Whisk for two minutes, the batter will be thin.
  • Split the batter between the two pans evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Let cakes cool complexity before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick butter

Frosting Directions:

  • Chop the chocolate chips into smaller pieces and place in bowl. This will help them to melt easier.
  • On Stovetop, cook butter and milk till jut a boil.
  • Pour hot milk and butter mixture over the chocolate chips and stir till all the chocolate has melted.
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for an hour.
  • Stir the mixture and place back in the fridge for another hour or till the mixture resembles.
  • On a cake stand, place the first later of the cake. Spread a thin layer of frosting.
  • Place the second layer on top of the first and spread the remaining frosting over the top of the cake and sides.
  • Enjoy!

 

I did not love this frosting, I found it too thin and it didn’t really hold the layers of my cake together. Next time I will make a vanilla frosting for the cake. I did love the cake, it was moist and delicious. The cake didn’t taste like coffee just had a rich chocolate flavor.

-Nicole

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