BLACK MAGIC CAKE

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1 cup strong black coffee OR 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee 
                                                                        plus 1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350F. 
Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost as desired. 10 to 12 servings.

* To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

Prep Time: 15 min.
Start to Finish: 1 Hr. 50 min.

This recipe was adapted from one developed by Hershey Kitchens. It has been kitchen tested.

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