BLACK MAGIC CAKE
1 3/4 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons bicarb soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup strong black coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
preheat oven to 180 c. grease and flour 30 cm round cake tin*. line bottom of tin with baking paper.
place all ingredients into a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat until well combined. mix is really thin.
pour in tin and cook 50 - 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
cool in tin for 10 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
250 grams cream cheese, room temp
113 grams butter, room temp
1/2 cup cocoa, sifted
3 cups icing sugar
beat the cheese and butter together until smooth then beat in the cocoa.
beat in the icing sugar a bit at a time until well combined.
carefully cut the cake in half and place the bottom on a plate or stand. cover with 1/3 of the icing.
cover with the top of the cake and ice the top and the sides.
decorate as desired.
* can use 2 x 23 cm tins if desired. may have to adjust icing amount tho.