Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting





Today is my birthday and what better way could there be to celebrate than with a chocolate cake? 






This isn't just any cake, it is a moist, chocolaty, buttermilk chocolate cake with whipped chocolate buttercream frosting. 






Buttermilk Cake

1 cup of butter, cubed
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare either a 13 x 9" pan or 2 8" round pans with cooking spray. In a small saucepan bring butter, water and cocoa to a boil. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add cocoa mixture. Combine the buttermilk and the vanilla, then add to the batter and mix well, beat in the eggs and then pour into prepared pans. Bake for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 





Frosting

3/4 cup of cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 stick softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream, plus extra

In a bowl which together the cocoa and the sugar and set aside. Then in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter until smooth. Add the cocoa mixture, alternating with the whipping cream until mixture is creamy and blended well, then add the vanilla. Gradually add cream until you have the desired spreading consistency. Do not add a lot at once or your frosting will get soupy. 


Note: For this cake I garnished with berries and I used about 1/4 cup of frosting which I heated in the microwave and drizzled over the top of the berries. 








3 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Elizabeth,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Thank you for sharing this yummy cake at my party today.

Blessings,
Linda

Margaret Pereira said...

Delicious looking cake. I will have to try it.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, goodness! This looks and sounds amazing!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-159.html Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse