Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


Indulge in the delightful world of chocolate with our Buttermilk Chocolate Cake, a timeless recipe celebrated for its moist and tender texture. This classic creation is a surefire way to satisfy the sweet cravings of any chocolate enthusiast.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This Buttermilk Chocolate Cake is a true crowd-pleaser, boasting a perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor and a lusciously moist crumb. It’s a go-to treat for celebrations or any occasion that calls for a decadent dessert.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Strong hot coffee
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract


For the Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Make the Cake Batter: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs, buttermilk, hot coffee, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. The batter will be thin.
  3. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Prepare the Chocolate Frosting: Sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Add the sifted cocoa powder and powdered sugar to the butter, alternating with milk. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt if desired.
  5. Frost the Cake: Once the cakes are cooled, place one layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of chocolate frosting over the top. Place the second layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining chocolate frosting.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Slice and serve this moist and decadent Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. Revel in the rich chocolate flavor and the creamy frosting!


  • For an extra layer of indulgence, consider adding chopped nuts or chocolate shavings to the frosting.
  • Ensure the coffee is hot to enhance the chocolate flavor in the cake.

FAQs: Q: Can I use instant coffee instead of strong hot coffee? A: Yes, you can substitute instant coffee by dissolving it in hot water to achieve the desired strength.

Q: Can I make the frosting ahead of time? A: Absolutely! Prepare the frosting in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Bring it to room temperature and re-whip before frosting the cake.

Conclusion: In the realm of chocolate desserts, our Buttermilk Chocolate Cake stands out as a tried-and-true favorite. With its perfect blend of moistness and chocolatey goodness, this cake is an enduring classic that never fails to impress. Indulge, savor, and share the joy of this delectable treat with your loved ones



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