Monday, March 28, 2011

Black Magic Cake: Because I'm Cravin' Something Chocolate-y!

When I saw the name of this recipe I knew I had to try it!  Black Magic Cake?  Sounds intriguing.  No, I'm not really into Black Magic.  No toads or bats were harmed in the baking of this cake.  But with a name like The Devilish Dish, you gotta live up to your name.  Turns out no evil involved after all.  In fact the opposite.  It was pretty sweet.  I'm thinking the Black Magic involved here refers to the dark, rich flavor from the addition of the strong coffee.  It's a really moist cake with a great chocolate and coffee flavor.  It doesn't even need frosting.  But a dollop of whipped cream never hurt anybody!
The Black Magic Cake Line-Up...See? 
No eye of newt involved.
Combine all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Add eggs
Add buttermilk
Add oil
Add coffee and vanilla
Mix until well combined.  It makes a thin batter.
Bake about 35 minutes.
Delicious with whipped cream or
a scoop of ice cream.  I should know.
I ate the piece of cake in the picture for breakfast.

Black Magic Cake

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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine all dry ingredients together.  Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.  Batter will be thin.  Pour batter into a greased 9x13-inch pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 40 minutes

Ingredients used by the three witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth:

Poisn'd entrails~toad~fillet of a fenny snake~eye of newt
toe of frog~wool of bat~tongue of dog~adder's fork
blind-worm's sting~lizard's leg~howlet's wing~scale of dragon
tooth of wolf~witches' mummy~maw and gulf of ravin'd salt-sea shark
root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark~liver of blaspheming Jew
gall of goat~slips of yew~nose of Turk~Tartar's lips
finger of birth-strangled babe~tiger's chaudron~baboon's blood

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