Dec 18, 2015

Black Magic Cake Recipe - One Pot Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is one of the best chocolate cake which i ever made, it is so delicious. The cake turned out really moist. You just add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it and bake it, thats it. So easy. You can frost it with any frosting you like, but i like to go with the chocolate ganache..

This is such a easy recipe, it is made in one bowl and uses just the ingredients which you already have on hand. But the cake turns out so moist, fudgy and really chocolaty..There is no doubt why the cake is called a black magic cake, because this cake is so dark and so spooky..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves: 8 to 10
Recipe Source: Allrecipes


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 3/4 cup / 210 grams
Sugar - 2 cups / 400 grams
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup / 85 grams
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Salt -  1 tsp
Eggs - 2
Hot Strong Coffee - 1 cup / 240 ml ( I mixed 1 tsp of instant coffee with some hot water)
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Milk - 1 cup / 240 ml
Vinegar - 1 tblspn
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Chocolate Ganache as needed (Recipe here)
Chocolate Sprinkles & Silver Balls as needed

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pan with oil and dust it with flour, coat flour on all sides and tap off the excess.

Now make homemade buttermilk, take milk and vinegar in a bowl and mix well. Set aside till use.

Now take flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt in a bowl and use a whisk to mix well.

Make a well in the center, add in oil, egg, coffee and buttermilk. Mix well till combined.

Now divide the batter into two cake pan and bake for 30 to 40 mins. Insert a toothpick to check whether the cake is done. If it comes out clean then the cake is done. Remove it from oven and cool it for 10 mins.

Invert the cake to a cooling rack and cool down completely.

Now invert one cake to a plate, spoon some ganache over it, spread it. Now place another cake on top and spread some more ganache. Now top it with chocolate sprinkles and silver balls.


Take all your ingredients..Preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Grease two 9 inch round pan with oil and sprinkle with flour..coat on all sides and tap off the excess.
Now you can use buttermilk if you have on hand, else lets make our own
instant buttermilk..take 1 cup of milk

Add in 1 tblspn of white vinegar

Mix well and set aside till need

Now the entire cake batter is made in one bowl..Hence the name..Take sugar in a bowl

Add in flour

add in cocoa powder

Add in baking powder

Add in baking soda


use a whisk to mix well

make a well in the center

Add in oil

add in buttermilk..see the texture of the milk..making buttermilk at home is so easy..

Now add in 1 cup of hot coffee...I mixed 1 tsp of instant coffee powder with 1 cup of hot water

Add in eggs

all added in

use a whisk to whip this up

Now use a spatula to give one good mix

Divide the batter between two cake pan

Bake till will take around 30 to 40 mins..Insert a toothpick to check whether it is done or not

Now for the frosting i used chocolate ganache...Check this link for recipe..

Invert one cake on a plate, spread ganache over it

flip the other cake over

top with more ganache

spread it evenly

decorate the top as you wish


Slice and serve

So moist, so fudgy and so chocolaty...


  1. hey aarthi why not using butter in this recipe?actualy for making cakes butter is necessary na?i dnt kno..pls correct me.y butter is used for in cakes?

  2. @Rexyno u use butter in some cakes and oil as well. Oil in cake makes it soft and moist than butter

  3. Dear Aarthi,
    This is an amazing cake!!! Can we please make this without eggs?????

  4. U prepare lot of bakery items..will you sell them in your bakery

  5. Hey, I have only 1 cake tin is it ok if i make the whole mix in advance and bake it one by one, or need i half the recipe?? Have heard that baking soda may turn the mix sour if kept for long. So please guide. Thanks!!

  6. very good receipe............ thank u

  7. Looks yummy ..:) which oven do you use ?

  8. @Aathirayes you can keep one cake pan aside till one cake is baked

  9. Can we use palm sugar instead of normal sugar in cakes?will there b variation in taste or texture..n can i use wheat flour instead of atta in this?

  10. Made this cake in cooker..came out really superb..soooo soft,moist and this simple recipe..and tried ur pressure cooker vanilla cake also..rendumey super ah vanthich..thanku sister..!!

  11. @Rachna Suprithrock sugar will affect the texture of the cake.

  12. @Rachna Suprithwheat flour will make the cake little dense. But you can use half maida and half wheat flour

  13. Awesome recipe n looks yumny.

    Please let me know substitute for eggs. Need to prepare on 3rd for an occasion.


  14. @Vidhyano sub for eggs in this recipe. u can check my eggless recipes.

  15. What is the proportion of baking powder and baking soda? Most people use baking soda just half of baking powder. Here it is just reversed. Is there any reason?

  16. Such a nice recipe.thanks so much.could you tell me why my cake is crumbling a bit,Arti?

    1. not so sure why it happened

    2. Crumbling cakes is usually because cake batter is not smooth liquid. Try to beat the eggs in a one small bowl, then mix milk and sugar and then add to the cake batter.

  17. I'll try again. The taste was too good though:)

  18. Hi Aarthi... Tried this recipe. The cake was super delicious. Thanks dear.

  19. Can we prepare vanila cake with this recipe excluding the Coco powder..Anything extra we need to add to balance the wet content in the batter when we exclude Coco powder.

    Thanks in advance :)

    1. u can add some all purpose flour instead of cocoa. but i am not sure how it will turn out

  20. Hi Arthi, can you suggest where can v get dark chocolate bar at Nagercoil? Which brand for the chocolate ganache?

  21. Eggless recipe plzzzzzz


      Tried ur cake without eggs, with a slight modification to the recipe... And the eggless version too turned sinful. Thanks for the recipe dear.

  22. Hi Aarthi... Tried an eggless cake with a slight modification to your recipe without eggs... It was so so yummy. Thanks for the recipe dear.

  23. I baked 8 black magic cakes for my son's first birthday party.. and only 3 pieces are remaining.. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Aarthi.. can you please give piping technique s.. I used jam to pipe his name on the cake as I wasn't sure if butter cream would be good on chocolate ganach... Please share techniques to pipe letters. To make flower shapes etc.. Thanks in advance..


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