Old-fashioned chocolate and buttermilk cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate And Buttermilk Cake Recipe

This is the best old-fashioned chocolate buttermilk cake recipe. It’s so moist that your guests will think it came from a shop.

Ingredients for Old-fashioned chocolate and buttermilk cake

1/2 cup of butter

1/2 cup of sugar

2 eggs

2 squares (1 oz.) of unsweetened chocolate, melted

2 cups cake flour that has been mixed

1 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Set oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch cake pans with butter and flour. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper lining.
  2. Lighten butter by beating it in a large basin or with a stand mixer. Cream the butter and sugar together. Be sure to thoroughly mix after adding each egg. Incorporate the melted chocolate.
  3. Mix salt and flour in a separate bowl. Alternate adding the buttermilk and the chocolate mixture. Add vanilla extract and stir.
  4. To make a baking soda and vinegar solution, combine the two in a small basin. Mix this in gradually with the chocolate. Combine ingredients just until they are well combined. Avoid over-blending.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 10 minutes. To cool thoroughly before frosting, move to wire racks.

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of soft butter
  • 3 cups of sugar for candy
  • 3 squares (1 oz) of unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • If you need it, half-and-half

Chocolate Frosting

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.

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