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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-buttermilk-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings (may vary)
Calories 396kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups whole buttermilk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 2 [9] inch round cake pans. Set aside. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and flavorings. Cream for 2-3 minutes until combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time beating well after each.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixer alternately with the buttermilk starting and ending with flour.
  • After all of the dry ingredients have been added, stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Beat the batter for 30 seconds on medium-high until creamy. Divide between the pans.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes until the sides release from the pan. 
  • Carefully remove from the pans and cool completely on a cooling rack. Frost as desired. 
  • Makes: 2 [9] inch rounds, 3 [8] inch rounds, 24-30 regular cupcakes, 48 mini cupcakes, 1 [9 x 13] sheet cake, 1 bundt cake

Notes

This recipe makes: 2 [9] inch rounds, 3 [8] inch rounds, 24-30 regular cupcakes, 48 mini cupcakes, 1 [13 x 9] sheet cake 1 bundt cake
Bake time varies by shape, please adjust using the toothpick method to check the middle for doneness: 
Rounds 30-40 minutes
Cupcakes 20-25 minutes
Sheet Cake 30-40 minutes
Mini Cupcakes 10-12 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg