Chocolate cake recipe is magic


Enjoying a terrific slice of chocolate cake – like putting on the perfect cozy sweater on a crisp autmn day – can feel magical.

Home cook Lisa Glass refers to her chocolate cake recipe as “the best chocolate cake ever!” And she’s right – it’s moist and rich, chocolatey but not overpowering. Its whimsical name makes it a good one for Halloween, or any time of year. Make this once and you’ll be hooked!

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Black Magic Cake

1 3/4 c all purpose flour

2 c sugar

3/4 c cocoa powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 c strong black coffee, cooled

1 c buttermilk

1/2 c vegetable oil

1 tsp real vanilla extract


1/2 c margarine, softened

2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled

3 c powdered sugar

3 tbsp milk

2 tsp real vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13-inch pan or two 9-inch cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes for a 9×13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans. Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

“My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation – they each wanted their own cake!”

Lisa Glass, Englewood, Ohio (pop. 13,465)

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