Old-fashioned chocolate and buttermilk cake

Step into the world of nostalgia with our Old-Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake – a slice of the past that brings timeless indulgence to your present. This rich and velvety cake, paired with a luscious chocolate frosting, is not just a recipe; it's a sweet journey down memory lane. With every bite, savor the flavors that echo cherished moments, turning your table into a canvas of chocolatey luxury.


For the Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (1-oz.) squares dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

For the Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups baking sugar
  • 3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Half-and-half, as needed


For the Cake:

Step 1: Preparing the Pans

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, placing parchment paper at the bottom of each.

Step 2: Creaming the Butter

  • In a large bowl or with a stand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add sugar gradually, beating until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Incorporating Eggs and Chocolate

  • Add eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated.
  • Mix in the melted chocolate.

Step 4: Combining Dry and Wet Ingredients

  • In a separate bowl, combine sifted cake flour and salt.
  • Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the creamy mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla extract; do not overmix.

Step 5: Baking

  • Mix baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl and add to the chocolate mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Frosting:

Step 1: Creaming Butter

  • Cream butter in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Step 2: Adding Sugar Gradually

  • Gradually add sugar, allowing each 1/2 cup to fully incorporate before adding the next.

Step 3: Incorporating Chocolate and Vanilla

  • Mix in melted chocolate and vanilla until smooth and well combined.

Step 4: Adjusting Consistency

  • If needed, add one or two teaspoons of half-and-half to achieve the desired frosting consistency.

Final Touch: Frosting and Serving

  • Once cakes are cool, frost them as desired.
  • Let your creativity shine, and indulge in the chocolatey luxury that follows!

More than a mere recipe, this Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is a slice of cherished memories. Each bite carries the sweetness of the past, turning your table into a beautiful canvas of indulgence. As you savor the velvety richness, let the flavors transport you to a place where every moment is a treasured memory.

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