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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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Spice Islands®

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes

13 x 9-inch cake

Ingredients

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

1 cup water

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate

2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/4 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1-1/4 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

2/3 cup Mazola® Corn Oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. 

Combine water and cocoa powder in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir until smooth and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in chocolate  until melted.  Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes. 

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large mixer bowl.  Add buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix for on medium speed of electric mixer just until smooth.  Add melted chocolate mixture and continue mixing until well blended. Do not overbeat.

Portion batter evenly into prepared baking pan.  Bake for 36 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for at least one hour.

Combine butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer.  Add vanilla and enough milk to make desired consistency.  Beat for 1 to 2 minutes until very creamy.  Spread over cake.  Top with sprinkles, if desired.

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