Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

People love having favourites especially when it comes to something they like. I like shoes; my current favourite is a pair of wedged suede shoes with a kick ass fringe. I like watching TV; my current favourite is NCIS.

And I love cake; my all-time favourite is chocolate cake. Maybe carrot cake too, and don’t forget strawberry cream cake.

If I get really bored, I add in a splash of Bailey’s to the frosting. Or whenever I feel the occasion calls for it.

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake adapted from Chocolate Chocolate by Lisa Yockelson

*This recipe has been halved to bake 2 x 5 inch layers

1 cup + 2 tbsp GF flour blend

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 + 1/2 egg (beat the 2nd egg in a bowl and divide into 2)

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled to tepid

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk, room temp

1) Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line 2 x 5 inch round baking tins

2) In a bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and tripled in volume. Add in the oil in a steady stream while beating.

3) Whisk in the melted chocolate and vanilla.

4) Sift the flour blend, salt and baking soda. Add into the chocolate mixture until almost fully combined. Pour in the milk and whisk on high for 3 minutes. Divide evenly between pans and bake for 20-30 minutes. Start checking at the 20 minute mark. Skewer inserted should come out clean.

5) Remove from heat and let cool completely. Meanwhile make the frosting.

Chocolate Frosting (enough to frost the cake layers and sides)

1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-3 tbsp milk, room temperature

1/2 stick butter

1) In a bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, on a low speed, beat the icing sugar, melted chocolate, 2 tbsp of milk and vanilla until combined.

2) Gradually add in the chunks of butter and beat on low until it’s fluffy. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Add in the last tbsp of milk if frosting is too thick.

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5 Comments

Filed under Cakes, Chocolate, Frostings, Recipes

5 responses to “Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

  1. I love buttermilk in cakes–the result is always great! Good luck on the visa!

  2. Oooh, buttermilk, chocolate AND Bailey’s, what’s not to love?

  3. Ooooh, that looks heavenly!!!! Just picked up some Bailey’s …

    Shirley

  4. meimei

    FINALLY YOU’RE BACK! I read your blog okay….. :P and I <3 Bailey's!

  5. Shareen

    Mmmm….buttermilk, chocolate and baileys!

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