SHF #11 Coffee
Black Magic Cake
Welcome to my first SugarHighFriday hosted by Roland
I'm one of those rare people that doesn't need a cup of Joe in the morning to get me going. Now, my wife on the other hand is the complete opposite. The first thing she does after jumping out of bed is start her coffee maker.
Occasionally, I do enjoy a Starbucks frappacino or a Tim's Iced Cap. However, while Im not a big coffee connoisseur straight up, I really enjoy baking with coffee.
Coffee is a great partner to chocolate, it really brings out all the chocolately goodness and it helps provide a nice depth of flavor.
I decided to make my infamous Black Magic Cake. I've probably made this cake about a 1000 times in my life and it never fails to impress. Its such an easy cake too. Dump everything in a bowl, mix and bake. This cake is very verstatile. It can be made into cupcakes( but use the foil liners), baked into layers and slathered with Hershey's one bowl buttercream frosting, baked in a 9 x13 and toted to potlucks or as a bundt cake dusted with powdered sugar and served with whipped cream or a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. It's also a very economical cake to make as it uses oil instead of butter.
I love this cake so much that I entered it in our towns fair last year and I won First Prize.
Please, please try it, but if you do, dont try subbing any cocoa other than Hershey's( unless of course you want to use valrhona, i'll forgive you for that)
Black Magic Cake
1 and 3/4 cup flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup hersheys cocoa
1 cup butter milk
1 cup coffee
1/2 cup oil.
1 tsp vanilla
first measure out the dry ingredients, put into a large bowl. add all the wet ingredients except coffee. Mix well. Add coffee and bake at 350f. My oven is way off. My bundt cake took only 35 min. The smell is intoxicating.......