Black Magic Chocolate Cake

No one mentioned that this cake rises like crazy. I put mine into two pans and both spilt over and so much got wasted. And so much clean up too! Whatever was left of the cake tasted good though. Beware, this is a super soft cake and may be a headache to unmould. Unfortunately, mine got stuck to the pans despite the buttering and flouring. Maybe better luck next time.
But this cake is the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. A moist, rich, and delicious dark chocolate cake perfect for any occasion. It’s SO!GOOD! There’s coffee in it, too!! No joke, I was ready to toss out the fork and just bury my head in it. This cake is such a lovely New Year treat.


  • butter for pans 
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • ¾ cup Cocoa Powder 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 1 cup brewed strong black coffee 
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips, finely chopped 
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 stick butter 
  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Butter and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla. 
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. You should have a thin batter. 
  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. 
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
  8. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to wire racks. 
  9. Cool completely before frosting. 
To prepare the frosting, place chopped chocolate in a medium mixing bowl; set aside.
  1. Place whipping cream and butter in saucepan and cook over medium heat to just a boil. 
  2. Pour cream mixture over chocolate; whisk vigorously until chocolate is melted and smooth. 
  3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. 
  4. Remove from fridge and stir; refrigerate about 1 more hour or until spreading consistency. 
  5. Spread about ¼ to ⅓ of frosting on one cake layer; top with the other cake layer and spread frosting on top and sides of cake. 
  6. Cut and Serve.
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