Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

A chocolate lover's dream!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line bottoms of two 9" round cake pans with waxed paper.
  2. Grease paper and sides of pan.
  3. Dust with flour, set aside.
  4. In bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, soda and salt til mixed.
  5. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars at medium-speed til light and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. On low speed, alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk just til blended.
  9. Divide batter equally into prepared pans.
  10. Bake in 350 oven for 25-30 minutes, or til a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  12. Turn cakes out onto racks.
  13. Remove waxed paper.
  14. Turn layers top-side up, and cool completely.
  15. Frosting:.
  16. Beat butter and powdered sugar on medium speed til light and fluffy.
  17. Add melted chocolate and vanilla.
  18. Continue beating til shiny and smooth.
  19. Place one cake onto serving platter.
  20. Spread with frosting.
  21. Top with remaining cake layer.
  22. Frost top and sides.
  23. Let cake stand for 30 minutes before topping with chocolate shavings, and before slicing.
Most Helpful

OMG! What an awesome cake! I made this for hubby's birthday, and got rave reviews! I made double frosting, so I could cover the sides, and it was best served from the fridge. A truly awesome recipe, that will be my staple choccie cake recipe from now on!

Sara 76 January 10, 2009

I'm not a chocolate fan, but this is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I use 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar to make the icing instead of a cup, but otherwise the recipe is the same. This cake will convert a non-chocolate lover...

AmyZoe December 23, 2008

A very simple and very easy recipe - living in the UK, buttermilk is difficult to come by so I substituted cream of tarter dissolved in semi-skimmed milk and icing sugar for powder sugar - worked very well!

PJice9 August 16, 2008