Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

If you are looking for a perfect recipe for a layered cake, look no further than this one for chocolate buttermilk cake. The sweet cake is topped with a tart cream cheese frosting which is the perfect frosting. The cake is soft and will last a week if stored correctly.

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
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The thought of a four day weekend was amazing. With Easter and Pesach coinciding we usually would have a lot of plans. But, with 2 days to go, our calendar was free. I had asked my cousins if they wanted to come over for Passover. But they declined as the family had already made plans. I was not upset about this as it would have meant a lot of cooking and baking. The kids had not asked to see us over Easter so I did not need to shop for or hide eggs for Hannah to hunt. Nor did I need to cook a meal for them, or make dessert. James and Hannah did however come around on the Saturday for a late afternoon visit. As no advance plans had been made, Dave and I decided to eat lunch out on Easter Sunday.

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We went up to a local wine farm to enjoy a 3 course meal which was ideal. I would have planned to sleep in, but having a puppy in the house makes this impossible. Her internal alarm clock, stomach and bladder can wait an extra 15 minutes over the weekend. This means she comes to wake me at 6am. I tried ignoring her the previous weekend but all it meant was a mess in the house. And that resulted in an unhappy husband and a load of laundry that needed doing. So, at the crack of dawn I had to get up when she licked me awake to feed her, and the other dogs. And then I had to encourage her to go outside to do her ‘business’ rather than use the wooden floors! By this time I was wide awake, and quietly read while Dave snoozed. Do you sleep in over the weekend?

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

This two layered cake is sure to impress
Recipe Category: Baking, Dessert
Makes enough for: 1 cake
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Simply Seasonal page 94


for the cake:

  • 375 mls water
  • 180 g salted butter, cubed
  • 50 g cocoa powder, sieved
  • 660 g fructose
  • 450 g flour
  • 7.5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 180 mls buttermilk
  • 10 mls vanilla extract

for the frosting:

  • 115 g cream cheese
  • 62 g soft butter
  • 150 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 35 g cocoa powder, sifted


for the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the water into a sauce pan over a medium temperature and leave to heat
  • When hot, add the butter and cocoa powder and leave until the butter melts
  • When the butter has melted stir to combine
  • Place the fructose, flour and bicarbonate of soda into a stand mixer bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the butter mixture and whisk to combine
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk until incorporated, scraping down the sides if necessary
  • Divide the batter between two lined cake tins either 20cm or 23cm in size
  • Place into the oven and bake as follows:
    70 minutes for the 20cm tins
    65 minutes for the 23cm tins
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely in the tins
  • Once completely cooled you can make the frosting and ice the cake

for the frosting:

  • Place the cream cheese and butter into a stand mixer bowl
  • Beat until pale, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary
  • Add the icing sugar and cocoa and beat on a low speed until the frosting comes together
  • Increase the speed and beat until completely smooth
  • Place one cake onto your cake stand and ice with a quarter of the frosting
  • Gently place the second layer on top and ice with the rest of the frosting
  • Leave the cake to stand for at least 30 minutes before slicing
Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on June 6:

Dave and I are in England to see friends and family. I won’t be replying to comments or reading blog posts until the 17th of June. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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14 thoughts on “Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

  1. Hi Tandy, your buttermilk chocolate cake recipe is similar to my yoghurt chocolate cake recipe. It is very delicious. WRT sleeping in, I never do. I get up at 5.30am on weekdays to blog and 6am on weekend days to write.

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