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Old Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

The perfect recipe for an old-fashioned chocolate buttermilk cake that is so moist that your guests will think it came from a bakery!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Half-and-half (if necessary)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl or standing mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate.

In a separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.

In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix just until blended. Do not over-mix.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes then remove from pans. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions.
  3. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.
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