Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake topped with a Peanut Butter Frosting. Recipe did not say what size pan so try a 9X13 and let me know how that worked.

Top Review by Momma Mela

I found this cake very easy to make. Although I didn't have any buttermilk, I made the substitution w/ whole milk and vinegar. The cake was very very moist. Almost too much so, but the flavor was delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine hot water and cocoa.
  2. Mix until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  6. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in vanilla and buttermilk.
  8. Add cocoa mixture and combine.
  9. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until smooth.
  10. Pour into prepared pan.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting.
  14. Peanut Butter Frosting:
  15. In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and peanut butter.
  16. Gradually add milk, beat until smooth and creamy.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a