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So Easy Black Magic Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"My family loves this recipe, it's the best chocolate cake ever!"
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50 m servings 309
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Mix buttermilk, oil, coffee, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Pour over sugar mixture in the large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is smooth and thin, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can also bake this cake in two 9-inch pans.
  • Substitute milk for the buttermilk if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 309 calories; 11 51.3 4.7 32 479 Full nutrition

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The best and easiest chocolate cake I’ve ever made!!

A great and moist cake!