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!

Old Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  5. 2 cups sifted cake flour
  6. 1 tsp. salt
  7. 1 cup buttermilk
  8. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  9. 1 tsp. baking soda
  10. 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Chocolate Frosting
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  3. 3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. Half-and-half (if necessary)
Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  • In 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 separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.
  • In 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 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.