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Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Moist, rich, and delicious dark chocolate cake perfect for any occasion!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 403 kcal


  • butter for pans
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed black coffee
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Butter and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla.

  5. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes. You should have a thin batter.

  6. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.

  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to wire racks.

  9. Cool completely before frosting.


  11. Place chopped chocolate in a medium mixing bowl; set aside.

  12. Place whipping cream and butter in saucepan and cook over medium heat to just a boil.

  13. Pour cream mixture over chocolate; whisk vigorously until chocolate is melted and smooth.

  14. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

  15. Remove from fridge and stir; refrigerate about 1 more hour or until spreading consistency.

  16. Spread about 1/4 to 1/3 of frosting on one cake layer; top with the other cake layer and spread frosting on top and sides of cake.

  17. Cut and Serve.

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Recipe Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes

WW SmartPoints: 20

Nutrition Facts
Black Magic Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 411mg17%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.