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Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

You shouldn’t need an occasion to eat cake. Who’s with us? Celebrate any day with this perfect vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.

You shouldn’t need an occasion to eat cake. Who’s with us? Celebrate any day with this perfect vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large layer cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large layer cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large layer cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake

Ingredients

for the cake

  • 1 recipe of the best vanilla cake ever (if you want a 4 layer cake like we have here X the recipe by 1.5 for thin layers, or 2, for thick layers, and divide into 4 pans!)

for the frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar (about 1 box)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

for the cake

  1. Make the best vanilla cake ever. Turn the cakes out of their pans and allow to cool completely before frosting*

for the frosting

  1. Cream the butter and cocoa powder for 2-3 minutes, until the cocoa powder begins to lighten in color. Add in the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt, beating until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  2. Place first cake on a cake stand, then top with generous amount of frosting. Layer second and third layers, frosting the same amount in between each. Frost edges of cake with remaining frosting. Top with flowers, sprinkles, or whatever your heart desires. Enjoy any day!

Keywords: birthday, easy, delicious, celebration, chocolate frosted

Notes

*TIP: We like to freeze or refrigerate our cakes before frosting. This make the frosting process much easier and sturdier and can help prevent getting crumbs in your buttercream!