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black magic cake with cerries

How about some indulgence for Monday morning? I personally LOVE chocolate cake in any form. On a Sunday afternoon, I did not know what I needed. I knew I needed something sweet, but I wasn’t sure what I was craving for. That’s when I set down, search the net and found this amazingBlack Magic Cake recipe that I am sharing with you today.

Chocolate and cherries can only be a fantastic combo together. Agreed? The original recipe did not call for cherries,  but I thought it could just be a great addition to this cake.   A few years ago I discovered the best morello cherries  at Trader Joe’s and I have been using these cherries for baking ever since.

Black magic cake with cherries (2 of 8)

Author: Aniko
Amazing Chocolate cake!
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¾ 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
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup morello cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add cherries.Batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F 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.
  5. Chocolate Sauce:
  6. Semisweet chocolate chips – 1 bag
  7. Heavy whipping cream- 1½ cup
  8. Heat whipping cream to boil.
  9. Pour over chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate chips will becompletely melted.
  10. Serve chocolate cake with chocolate sauce.
Recipe Adapted from : All Recipes

Black magic cake with cherries (7 of 8)The cake is moist and very  rich in chocolate. It’s the “melt in your mouth” kind.

Black magic cake with cherries (4 of 8)This phenomenal cake can make a great birthday cake, an easy dessert for any parties or gatherings and of course it could just be your indulgence for a Sunday afternoon:-) I served my cake with chocolate sauce for even more goodness.

Will you give this awsome dessert a try?

If you like cherries you might like these pretty Cherry Muffins for breakfast or for an easy to go snack.

Cherry Muffin (1)

Happy Monday!


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  1. Aniko,

    This cake looks to die for! I love chocolate in any shape or form and to add cherries? Well, lets just say that I see this cake in my very, very near future! Beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing! I can’t wait for me and my family to try this recipe 😀


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