Easy Chocolate-Buttermilk Cake

Recipe by SharleneW

This easy-to-make cake is good with or without frosting.

Top Review by whtbxrmom

I was looking for a cake to make for my MIL's birthday. I had some buttermilk that I needed to use up, so this seemed perfect. I can't imagine this with out frosting, it was on the dry side with frosting. I used peanut butter frosting in the center and on the top, and double chocolate buttercream frosting on the sides. On the plus side, it was easy to whip together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans or 10-inch Bundt pan.
  3. Dust pans with cocoa.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In medium bowl, with wire whisk, mix buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla until blended.
  6. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
  7. Divide batter between prepared layers or pour into Bundt pan; spread evenly.
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes for 9-inch layers or about 40 minutes for Bundt cake.
  9. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.
  10. Run thin knife around layers to loosen from side of pan.
  11. Or, if using Bundt pan, run tip of knife around edge of cake to loosen.
  12. Invert onto racks to cool completely.
  13. Frost with desired frosting.

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