Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!

Hi! I'm home! I got home from Boston yesterday. Today Rockstar came over and just for fun we baked a cake. From scratch. We both had a slice, and then gave her some cake to take home.

We got the recipe from Allrecipe.com. Here's a link to the delicious Black Magic Cake Recipe.
It was super easy and super good. Here's the recipe:


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans or one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack. Fill and frost as desired.
We added milk chocolate chips to the recipe because neither of us like dark chocolate. My mom does, though.

We bought a can of cream cheese frosting to put on it. Then, we topped it with sugar sprinkles. The results:

funny feet

Oops! Sorry! Wrong picture. Those are my feet. My bad!

Note to self: Don't upload pictures of feet in same file as pictures of cake.

Okay, here's the real picture.

Black Magic Chocolate CakeAnd another:
Black Magic Chocolate Cake


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