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REC: Black Magic Cake..

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Posted to Thread #3535 at 8:19 pm on Sep 14, 2006

Hi starburst,
I've made this cake many times - it's delicious and easy - Very moist, fluffy, and deep chocolatey. I usually do this in two 9-inch rounds, but have also made it in a 9x13 pan, and it turned out equally well.

BLACK MAGIC CAKE

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar (I use about 1 1/3 cups)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa (or cocoa of choice)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (I use 1/2 tsp)
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk* (I use nonfat plain yogurt)
1 cup strong black coffee OR 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee plus 1 cup boiling water (I use brewed espresso)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. (My note: If using 9-inch rounds, grease the bottom and sides of pans, line with parchment paper, then grease the paper and dust with cocoa powder or flour - I use cocoa powder).

2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.

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 (9") pans to wire racks. (9x13 can be cooled in pan on wire rack). Cool completely. Frost as desired. Yields 10 to 12 servings.

* To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

From Hershey's


A balanced diet is equal parts of milk and dark chocolate.


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