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Black Magic Cake

Black Magic CakeAn insanely moist and flavorful dark chocolate cake made even more decadent by the rich chocolate fudge frosting. Strong brewed coffee intensifies the chocolate flavor. This cake is a perfect ending for family meals or a delicious treat during special occasions. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Black Magic Cake.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1 cup cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.

In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.

Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack.

For the frosting, combine melted butter and cocoa in large mixer bowl and stir until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, beating until smooth. If necessary add additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, beating until spreading consistency.

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