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Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Black Magic Chocolate Cake

Ebony, or black, cocoa powder is a very dark colored Dutched cocoa powder. It is available online at baker's supply stores like King Arthur Flour. You can substitute regular Dutched cocoa for more flavor but a paler color.

Yield: 1 9x13 cake


Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan.

Combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine bowls, and blend until smooth. It will be a thin batter. Bake 35-40 minutes.

Mix the sugar and butter, stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread frosting over a cooled cake and sprinkle with lightly crushed cacao nibs or shaved chocolate. Top the cake with cherries if you desire.

More About This Recipe

If frosting is too thick, add a little extra milk. Photo by Laurianna Williams.


Based on 2 reviews

Customer Reviews

Diana M

Ebony ( as I named it at The Chocolate Tree in Milwaukee)the BLACK COCOA Powder made by deZaan Cocoa , a part of ADM Cocoa.
It is available at .
Use a fine Vanilla from the Spice House in Milwaukee!
Use this rich Black powder…It will result in a true BLACK cake…DELICIOUS!!

cynthia f

This is an original Hershey’s recipe for an incredibly moist chocolate cake. I have been making this for decades – it is the only chocolate cake recipe I use. The batter is very thin, but it bakes into a very moist chocolaty cake. You can sour a cup of milk with 1 T. vinegar if you don’t have buttermilk and it will still be great. Enjoy!

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