black magic cake

This is the cake that I grew up with as a child. Birthdays, graduations, mother’s and father’s day et al. A nice deep dark rich chocolate cake with a simple and delicious peanut butter frosting. mmmm.


Cake Batter

  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. strong coffee
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • creamy peanut butter
  • +/- 1lb confectioners sugar
  • milk



  1. Mix cake batter ingredients for 2 minutes at medium speed
  2. Pour in greased and floured pan
  3. Bake 35-40 at 350°


  1. Mix peanut butter, sugar and splash of milk
  2. (This part is all about experimentation, I recommend getting two boxes of sugar in order to practice, once you get the hang of it it is really quite easy)

Putting it Together:

  1. Let the cake cool for at least an hour uncovered
  2. Gently spread frosting evenly over cake
  3. Enjoy

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