A delicious classic yellow cake frosted with thick, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate buttercream!

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This cake is soft and moist with the perfect combination of density and fluff to it. And when you top it off with a rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate buttercream frosting, it pushes this cake over the top. Absolutely delicious. Simple, yet divine.

Everybody should know how to make a cake from scratch. They taste way better than the cake mixes, and they’re just so simple to make!

Enjoy!

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cups (176g) plain flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (150g) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ? cups (356g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (59ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (236ml) buttermilk
  • For the frosting
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (340g) butter, at room temperature (I used 1 cup unsalted and 1/2 cup salted)
  • 3 and 3/4 cups (448g) icing sugar
  • ? cup (68g) cocoa powder
  • 3 - 5 tablespoons single cream
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/176C. Butter two 9-inch round baking pans, line with parchment paper and butter the parchment. Set aside.
  2. Sift plain flour and cake flour into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk 20 seconds, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl) whip together the butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in vegetable oil, then the eggs one at a time, and then the egg yolks. Mix in the vanilla. Add in ? of the flour mixture then mix just until combined, then add in 1/2 of the buttermilk and blend until combined, repeat process once more then finish by mixing in remaining ? of the flour mixture.
  4. Divide batter among the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 - 29 minutes until toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. (If baking cakes one at a time, bake for about 20 minutes.)
  5. Cool in pans for several minutes, then run a knife around the edge to make sure they are loose, then invert onto wire racks to cool completely. Frost with chocolate buttercream. Store in an airtight container.
  6. For the frosting
  7. In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy. Sift in cocoa powder then add in icing sugar, single cream, and vanilla, then mix on low speed until combined. Mix in up to additional 2 tablespoons of single cream to thin as needed. Increase mixer to medium-high speed and whip until fluffy.

Notes

Recipe source: Cooking Classy

http://marshasbakingaddiction.com/yellow-cake-with-chocolate-buttercream-frosting/

 

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18 Comments

18 Comments on Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    June 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness that cake looks so good! I think simple cakes are the best. It is a classic for a reason!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 6, 2015 at 10:43 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Shelby! Simple cakes are definitely the best cakes 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    June 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Cakes from scratch are so much better than from a box! They really don’t require much work either. This yellow cake looks like a winner!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 9, 2015 at 3:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Kathy!

      Reply
  3. Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    June 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I love a good scratch-cake recipe. This looks great!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Sam!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      July 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Kristal!

      Reply
  4. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    June 20, 2015 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    This cake looks stunning, Marsha! Love classic yellow cake with fluffy chocolate frosting! Nothing beats it! 😀

    Reply
    • Marsha
      June 20, 2015 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      July 10, 2015 at 6:12 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Vanessa! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    July 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm (2 years ago)

    This cake looks delicious! I am trying to think of a cake to bake for my boyfriend’s birthday, and this one might be on the list

    Reply
    • Marsha
      July 15, 2015 at 5:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Cathleen! I hope you make this cake 🙂

      Reply
  6. Claire
    August 31, 2015 at 12:53 am (1 year ago)

    YUM! This sounds soooo good right now. I love classic desserts more than the more innovative ones, sometimes.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      August 31, 2015 at 9:04 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Claire!

      Reply
  7. Gina
    September 5, 2015 at 1:37 am (1 year ago)

    Drool-worthy pictures! There is nothing like a classic cake with buttercream frosting.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      September 5, 2015 at 7:41 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Gina!

      Reply

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