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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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How To Make Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Moist and lusciously rich, this chocolate cake is a must-try for every chocolate lover! Enjoy decadent bites of this treat with a smooth buttercream top.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours



  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • ½cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • ¾cupunsweetened cocoa powder,scoop and level to measure
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ¾tspsalt
  • 1cupwater,boiling
  • ¾cupvegetable oil,or canola oil
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,melted
  • 2large eggs
  • 3large egg yolks
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsall purpose flour,spoon and level to measure
  • ½cupsour cream
  • cupmilk
  • chocolate buttercream frosting,*


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans then line bottom of each with a round of parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper.

  2. In a large, heat proof mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. Carefully pour the boiling water in to the cocoa mixture and immediately whisk to blend well. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Using an electric hand mixer set on low speed blend in vegetable oil and melted butter until combined. Add the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla extract and blend just to combined.

  5. Add the flour and blend until combined, and finish by blending in the milk and sour cream just until combined.

  6. Divide the mixture evenly among 2 prepared pans.

  7. Bake in the oven for about 29 to 34 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

  8. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, run a butter knife around edge of the cake and invert onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

  9. Trim cakes level, if needed. Add frosting to top of one round then top with second cake and frost top and sides of cake.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


  • Calories: 312.61kcal
  • Fat: 17.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.16g
  • Fiber: 1.91g
  • Sugar: 23.83g
  • Protein: 4.04g
  • Cholesterol: 69.71mg
  • Sodium: 207.31mg
  • Calcium: 34.17mg
  • Potassium: 115.58mg
  • Iron: 1.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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