14 January 2016

Black Magic Chocolate Cake...

On the Net searching for an EASY, whip it up QUICK kinda chocolate cake,  
I came across this recipe at 'allrecipes.com'.
It ticked all the boxes.
I think perhaps it's originally been developed as a Halloween cake,
but I pinked it up, and  'iced it pretty' for a birthday cake.

What was so fabulous about this recipe was - 
you simply threw all the ingredients in the cake mixer and turned on.

Rich chocolate,eggs, buttermilk and strong coffee to make a 'Magic' cake.
Get the printable recipe HERE.

 Because it is a layer cake, baking was also quick...
a mere 35 minutes baking time.

 I whipped up a basic buttercream frosting,
flavoured it raspberry with essence and tinted it pink.

Iced the cake with swirls of tiny roses... 
and filled the centre with fresh raspberries.

 Looking at these photos you would never guess how those sweet roses 
just wanted to slide off that cake in the 30 degree temperature I battled that day!

It was decadently dark, rich and delicious.

The raspberry icing was delicious.

The fresh raspberries were delicious.

The birthday girl LOVED it.
(So did the party guests!)

Get the printable recipe HERE.


  1. Looks just delicious... Lucky guests and birthday girl too..
    I love chocolate and strawberries....
    Nice Creation Tracy

    1. This recipe outdoes 'my best' chocolate cake recipe. YUM YUM!

  2. I love how the pretty rose swirled icing! Nicely done! Thanks so much for linking up at #omhgww Wonderful Wednesday!

  3. Your cake looks lovely. Gloria, my daughter, is the cake decorator in our family and I love when she does roses similar to these on her cakes. Tinting it pink looks like the perfect touch. Pinned and Tweeted.

  4. Tracey, What a beautiful cake and no doubt it is delicious! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted :)


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