Black Magic Cake - claims to be best chocolate cake ever. Prep Time: 15 Min Cook Time: 40 Min Ingredients 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 CHOCOLATE FROSTING 1/2 c margarine, softened 2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled 3 c powdered sugar 3 Tbsp milk 2 tsp real vanilla extract Share Recipe CUSTOMIZE PRINT SAVE x1 Lisa Glass Lightly Salted Englewood, OH (Pop. 21,838) Sqrlmama Member Since Apr 2011 Lisa's Notes: When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes. One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys, and the other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation - they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there. Matter of fact, if my boys knew it was in their, they would freak out since they hate coffee! Comments from the Test Kitchen: It's true... This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! Simple and straightforward, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love. (Be sure to have plenty o' milk on hand... yum!) Latest Member Comment: Tas Yus [nayara] wrote "Thankyou for this delicious chocolate cake recipe. I made..." MORE COMMENTS ADD A COMMENT Chex SAVE $1.00 ON TWO when you buy any TWO... PRINT COUPON Adult Cereal SAVE $1.00 ON THREE when you buy any THREE... PRINT COUPON Florida SAVE 55¢ Off Any Florida Crystals® Natural or Organic... PRINT COUPON Search for more coupons... Directions 1 Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. 2 Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. 3 Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin. 4 Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans. 5 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9x13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans. 6 Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.