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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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.Β 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. TheyΒ 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
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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cups plain flour 176g
  • 1 and 1/4 cups cake flour 150g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 2/3 cups granulated sugar 356g
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 170g, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 59ml
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk 236ml

For the frosting

  • 1 and 1/2 cups butter 340g, I used 1 cup unsalted and 1/2 cup salted, at room temperature
  • 3 and 3/4 cups icing sugar 448g
  • 2/3 cup cup cocoa powder 68g
  • 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.

For the frosting

  1. 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

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    June 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    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

      Thank you Shelby! Simple cakes are definitely the best cakes πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    June 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    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

      Thank you, Kathy!

  • Reply
    Sam @ SugarSpunRun
    June 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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

  • Reply
    Kristal @inkristalskitchen.com
    June 19, 2015 at 2:55 am

    I love homemade looking cakes! haha This looks yummy!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      July 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks Kristal!

  • Reply
    Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    June 20, 2015 at 8:47 am

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      June 20, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    July 10, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Delicious! I could have 2 big slices, right now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      July 10, 2015 at 6:12 am

      Thanks Vanessa! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    July 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    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

      Thank you, Cathleen! I hope you make this cake πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Claire
    August 31, 2015 at 12:53 am

    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

      Thank you, Claire!

  • Reply
    Gina
    September 5, 2015 at 1:37 am

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Thanks, Gina!

  • Reply
    Lynn D.
    May 31, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Hi,

    There is a question mark (?) where the amount of cocoa should be.

    How much cocoa goes in the frosting?

    Thank you!

    Lynn D.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      May 31, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Hi Lynn, sorry about that! That should say 2/3 cup πŸ™‚

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