Dark Black Magic Cake

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    50 mins

    Moist dark chocolate cake that you can make for your special occasions.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 65g cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml strong filter coffee
    • 250ml buttermilk
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour two 23cm (9 in) round cake tins.
    2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre.
    3. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared tins.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from tins and finish cooling on a wire rack. Fill and ice as desired.
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    I've done quite a lot of baking in my life, which has included more cakes than I could count. This chocolate cake is one of the best I've ever made. Moist, fragrant,dark and with a rich chocolate flavor. It will become a classic go-to recipe for me. No reason to search for a better chocolate cake.  -  26 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    705

    This is truly a black magic cake. The batter was so thin that i wasn't sure how the cake would turn out. I had used two 9inch round pans. The cakes were perfectly done in 30 mins. I made a delicious frosting with whipping cream, cherry liquer, vanilla essence and powdered sugar. I also filled in lots of canned pitted cherries. I've never decorated a cake before so i think i didnt do justice to how it tasted. Absolutely delicious....tasted like a very authentic German Black Forest cake. i'm just posting a photo since there is none after so many reviews.  -  02 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    682

    I have had this recipe since 1979 where I got it off the back of a Hershey cocoa can. It has been a family favorite ever since! I was glad to see it on all recipes with all the different frosting ideas. I use a 7 minute frosting and fold in about 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and let sit just until they barely start to melt. Spread onto cake carefully as to not completely blend in the chocolate chips, then chill. You have crunchy ribbons of chocolate mixed into the frosting. It is wonderful!  -  18 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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