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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing


You need to make this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing!  It’s so rich and full of delicious chocolate flavour!



Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong coffee (it can be hot, warm or cool)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Chocolate Buttercream Icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 3 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 9 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla


Chocolate Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare 3, 8-inch circle cake baking pans. You can either grease and flour your pans, or use parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan. See tips!
  3. Into a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla to dry ingredients, and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour your batter evenly into your prepped cake pans. Gently tap the pans on the countertop to remove air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, then rotate your pans. Bake for about 15 minutes more, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. When done, let your pans cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes, then remove cakes from the pans.

Chocolate Buttercream Icing:

  1. Beat all ingredients until the icing is nice and fluffy. You will have to scrape the bowl often.


Frosting Notes: The frosting recipe as it is will generously ice a 3-layer, 8″ cake, inside and out.