Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • • 1/2 cup butter
  • • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • • 1 tsp. salt
  • • 1 cup buttermilk
  • • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • • 3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • • Half-and-half (if necessary)
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Grease and flour two 9 inch pans. Line bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. Cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and beat.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, stir in vanilla.
  4. 4. Use a small bowl to dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add into chocolate mixture. Mix until blended.
  5. 5. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before adding frosting
  6. Chocolate Frosting
  7. 6. In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.