Sunday, June 22, 2014

Let's make: Black magic cake

If you like mild flavours, you're on the wrong page. This cake is a magical concoction sent to help you gain tons of weight. Its chocolate-y goodness is enhanced by the almost invisible taste of coffee and is equally as addictive as the slow poison.

Black Magic Cake

I had friends coming over for the Game of Thrones finale the other day. So in the spirit of the Crows, their imminent demise  and the all round blackness of George R. R. Martin's bottomless heart, I whipped up a Black Magic Cake.


Aside from George's stoneheart (HINT HINT) Here's a picture of the finished cake:


It was rich, dense and amazing. What I love about this cake is how easy it is to whip up. You don't need butter, you don't need cream. It was so easy! 

But the secret to its deliciousness: a cup of strong black coffee. Instant coffee was good enough.

Ingredients:
(I tried the recipe twice. Once with all the right ingredients and the second time with replacements.)

Dry ingredients
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour / cake flour 
2 cups of white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey's one is good!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
2 Eggs
1 cup of strong brewed coffee (Instant coffee)
1 cup buttermilk (Regular milk works too! But buttermilk makes the cake more moist)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Directions
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius 

Combine all the dry ingredients together:

Mix it all up and create a well in the centre:
Do you like my pastel coloured whisk? Cute right? Hahaha
Once it's all mixed and the big lumps broken up, dump in all the wet ingredients. Make sure you cool the coffee to room temperature first!!
Looks like shit, but tastes pretty darn awesome.

Just another picture of the goop. It becomes wet and watery, which is good! You want that! 

Now pour your batter into your baking tins/ silicone pans. Fill about 3/4 of the pan.

Bake for 30-45 minutes way through till a chopstick, shoved into the centre, comes out moist (not wet!) Bake for too long and it comes out dry and yucky. Also known as burnt.

You've got your cake:

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