Black Velvet Cake

"For those of us who crave intense chocolate flavor. Recipe is from Smithfield."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one 10-inch bundt pan or two 9-inch round pans with a nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk and oil. Mix until smooth; batter will be thin.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes for bundt pan, 25 minutes for 9-inch round pans, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, mix together melted butter and cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  • Add a small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.
  • Frost cake and garnish as desired.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is the 350 degree oven fan forced?


  1. I made this along with a white velvet cake to alternate layers for a black and white wedding theme. Its super moist, very rich and chocolatey! Now it's the most requested chocolate cake I make.
  2. I used this recipe to make cupcakes for our New Year's Eve party tomorrow. The recipe made 30 full sized cupcakes. I made exactly as directed, however I did add a couple tablespoons of hazelnut coffee syrup for a twist (it was next to my espresso machine & I thought why not!) The batter was thin as stated but the cakes turned out well. They crisped up on top (which I enjoy) and were very moist. They do have a nice espresso flavor, so if you aren't a coffee/dark chocolate fan I wouldn't recommend this recipe to you. The main difference in flavor from a regular chocolate cake is they aren't as sweet rather there is a bitterness to them. I also used fluffy white frosting rather than the chocolate (however I will use the chocolate next time) and decorated with confetti sprinkles. Thanks for the recipe!


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