Old Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Since my kids ate salads all week, I surprised them with this chocolate cake for the weekend.
 The recipe:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  2. In your 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.
  3. In separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.
  4. In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix just until blended. Do not over-mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 minutes or until 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.
  6. Chocolate Frosting
  7. In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.
 Ever since I upgraded my computer, it loads one pic for each post partially cut off.  Go figure!

 I brushed the bottom layer with seedless raspberry jam before spreading it with frosting.


 I always place waxed paper around the edges of the cake when frosting it. Just slide it out when you are done.

 Add a big glass of cold milk.

Comments

laurie said…
wowsa wowsa,, now thats a cake!!!
That's a chocolate cake to die for :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.
Guillaume said…
It looks a bit like the chocolate cake my grandmother used to make and which has been passed on in my family.
I wish I was having company so I could bake that cake.
This one is going in my "Joyce's book" you bet.
Sounds wonderful and I can't wait to TRY to bake it. I said TRY. :)
Hope your weekend is going well.
Mona
Magic Love Crow said…
Excellent idea about the waxed paper! This looks so good!