Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Make any day feel like a birthday with the best ever vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. This cake IS the celebration!

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



for the cake

for the frosting


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!


*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!

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