I was looking for something sweet to make my husband feel better after suffering through a dinner of spaghetti squash (It was amazing by the way, but there was no dead animal in it so he was disappointed) and I saw this cake calling my name. It was super simple to make, no creaming of butter and mixing dry and wet together separately, however, it has a long list of ingredients. It was 100% worth it. This is a fantastic cake. I tweaked it a little to suit my taste, a little less sugar and more coffee flavor. I will give you my recipe as well as the link to the original. So, if you have to redeem yourself after a sub-par meal, whip one of these up. I guarantee all will be forgiven!
Black Magic Cake
1-3/4 c. flour
1-3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. coffee + 1/2 tsp. espresso powder
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a stand mixer.
Add remaining ingredients and beat two minutes.
Pour into greased 9"x13" pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
When cool, frost.
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. espresso powder
Combine all ingredients and beat until fluffy.
Here is the link to the original:http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/lisa-glass/black-magic-cake-best-chocolate-cake-ever/cake?source=fork_FB_black_magic_cake